Posted on November 30, 2017 by Javis Chou
90% of organizations leverage cloud computing. There’s a good chance that your organization is either in the process of migrating or actively using the cloud.
Over the last decade, cloud computing has become a popular mainstream solution. For good reason. Cloud computing has accelerated decision-making processes as business units can start new apps or services quickly. It offers new and exciting ways for organizations to connect with clients. It has fundamentally changed the way organizations operate.
When you really think about it, it’s such a fascinating time in our lives to be able to work and live through a major business technology evolution. We are the early adopters. We can dream big and reimagine the way individuals and businesses use the cloud.
In a sense, cloud computing can sometimes feel like the ongoing mission to obtain the current IT utopia. You strive to have the perfect data center transformation. All required security features are in place. You could even have the greatest Azure migration ever. It’s possible. Unfortunately, for most, the perfect cloud environment can be painfully slow.
Despite all the wonderful changes and opportunities that have come with cloud computing, many IT managers suffer from the lack of speed with Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) file transfer times.
As our world becomes more connected with the internet of things, there is an increase in on-demand content and data. This past year, we’ve seen a total of 3.8 billion Internet users. In 2014, that number was at 2.4 billion. That’s a 42% increase in just three years. The world is producing 2.5 exabytes every day. An exabyte is equal to approximately one billion gigabytes.
As this number continues to rise, old technology just won’t cut it anymore. Slow file transfer times can be seen as a minor inconvenience for an end user who is trying to stream a single low-resolution movie. But for an organization, slow data transfer can be an exceptionally expensive problem. Especially when an organization is sending terabytes of data every day to the cloud. Or sending data to customers.
TCP based transfer tools like FTP has an inherent throughput bottleneck that becomes more severe with increased packet loss and latency. This is a consequence of the design of TCP, a similar concept of loading single applications on a physical server.
For years, organizations spent thousands and millions on physical servers. But servers weren’t being fully utilized until the introduction of virtual machines. VMs allowed IT teams to load multiple applications on a single server and the VM would intuitively maximize the server space.
FTP doesn’t strategically discover the best path to move files across the cloud. That is the fundamental reason why transfer times end up looking like this:
For those in the cloud, these slow transfer times represent a significant cost and time barrier for cloud storage, data protection or hybrid workloads. If you’re leveraging Microsoft Azure, you probably already know that.
You’ve spent all this time, money and effort to create the cloud infrastructure that is designed specifically for your organization. Don’t continue to torture yourself, and the entire organization with slow file transfer times and restrictions. it’s time to consider a Fast Adaptive Secure Protocol (FASP) solution.
Unlike TCP’s coupling of rate control and reliability, FASP has a unique file transfer approach that enables maximum transfer speeds, without compromising congestion avoidance, and achieves ideal efficiency and full bandwidth utilization. FASP throughput is independent of network latency and robust to extreme packet loss that can be found on intercontinental WANs and on satellite, Wi-Fi or cellular connections.
A FASP file transfer solution will dramatically increase file transfer times. Here are the many benefits of this high-performance data transport:
FASP benefits transform the way you move data. Here’s how timelines change when moving data with FASP:
Regardless of size, distance, or network conditions using your existing infrastructure, you can move data fast. FASP fully utilizes available bandwidth and overcomes the limitations of TCP. FASP is how Netflix and iTunes transfer large multi-media files every second, all over the world. The solution these two giants use is IBM Aspera. You can learn more about FASP and Aspera by downloading the free eBook Moving Massive Applications FAST. And if the eBook takes more than a couple of seconds to download, then we really need to talk!