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UDP accelerated file transfer - introducing an FTP replacement and its benefits


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Discussing UDP as a replacement to FTP and the benefits of doing so

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UDP accelerated file transfer - introducing an FTP replacement and its benefits

  1. 1. UDP Accelerated File Transfer - Introducing an FTP Replacement and its Benefits
  2. 2. Agenda Corporate Overview TCP Overview File Transfer Issues with TCP Acceleration with FileCatalyst FileCatalyst vs. TCP Demo of FileCatalyst Direct UDP File Transfer Considerations Other FileCatalyst Products Questions | © Copyright 2 FileCatalyst, 2013
  3. 3. Corporate Overview What we do? • Provide Enterprise Grade Software solutions for moving large data around the world • Patent pending accelerated file transfers via our unique UDP based approach • Simplify complicated large file transfers for the enterprise end user. • Provide all the tools for fast integration into existing enterprise infrastructure • Provide all the management, security and monitoring tools required to move large data across corporate networks • Provide integration solutions with all major cloud vendors, including, Amazon, OpenStack and Windows Azure | © Copyright 3 FileCatalyst, 2012
  4. 4. TCP Overview • Provides reliability, error checking, ordered packets in a stream • Congestion control built in • Internet could not survive without it • Works well for most internet traffic, email, web browsing small ad-hoc transfers (HTTP, FTP, SFTP, SMTP etc) | © Copyright 4 FileCatalyst, 2013
  5. 5. Efficient Transport Protocol FileCatalyst transfers files at full link speed: • UDP with proprietary retransmission and congestion control • Patent pending algorithm built from the ground up in-house • Transfer rates up to 10 Gbps (with encryption) using commodity hardware • Not affected by latency and speed degrades, linearly with packet loss • Ability to fully leverage multi-core CPU architecture | © Copyright 5 FileCatalyst, 2012
  6. 6. File Transfer Issues with TCP • Flow control limits transmission window, causes dead air with high latency • Very aggressive in response to network congestion, cannot tune in application layer • Result is less than ideal performance on wireless, satellite, or long haul links • Can be tuned but still not ideal for many-one, one-many Data Packet | © Copyright 6 FileCatalyst, 2013 TCP is a very serial process. Each packet of data must be received before a new packet is sent = Decreased transfer speed Source File Destination File Acknowledgments
  7. 7. Acceleration with FileCatalyst • Ideal for bulk file transfer • Predictable - Can send at a perfect rate • Not affected by latency or packet loss • Congestion Control implemented in application layer • Tunable congestion control aggression • Instantly detect link capacity Source File | © Copyright 7 FileCatalyst, 2013 Destination File Acknowledgments FileCatalyst completely saturates the pipe by sending multiple blocks of data = Increased transfer speed
  8. 8. Bandwidth Improvement with FileCatalyst *NA = North America | © Copyright 8 FileCatalyst, 2012 Accelerating File Transfers
  9. 9. FileCatalyst Direct Typical Deployment | © Copyright FileCatalyst, 2013
  10. 10. Demo of FileCatalyst Server and HotFolder
  11. 11. UDP File Transfer Considerations • Plays fair with other traffic on network • 10 Gbps file transfer, single stream. Found by independent study to be only solution to maintain 10 Gbps with high latency and packet loss. • High performance for many small files • Security, reliability, automatic resume • Automation tools, SDK, central management | © Copyright 11 FileCatalyst, 2013
  12. 12. The FileCatalyst Other Products Web-based file transfer portal (no client-side software required) • File Submission • Sending Files to Email Address • Web accessible folders | © Copyright 12 FileCatalyst, 2013
  13. 13. The FileCatalyst Other Products • A web application providing an overview of a user’s entire FileCatalyst deployment • View ongoing transfers in real-time, dig into transaction histories, and check or clear alarms • Inspect connected nodes and remotely control FileCatalyst Server and FileCatalyst HotFolder instances from one central management console | © Copyright FileCatalyst, 2013
  14. 14. The FileCatalyst Other Products | © Copyright FileCatalyst, 2013
  15. 15. Our Clients | © Copyright 15 FileCatalyst, 2012
  16. 16. Questions?