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Accelerated File Transfer represents a cutting-edge solution designed to dramatically speed up the transfer of data across the internet by leveraging a bespoke protocol that builds upon the strengths of the User Datagram Protocol (UDP). This innovative approach redefines the file transfer landscape, especially for high-speed networks that might otherwise not be fully utilized due to latency or packet loss challenges.

what is accelerated file transfer?

Types of File Transfer

Learn about the difference between standard and accelerated file transfer.

Benefits of Accelerated File Transfer

Big data is no big deal for accelerated file transfer.

Customer Stories

Examples of how we at base help companies implement accelerated file transfer into their workflows.

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At its core, Accelerated File Transfer operates by intelligently managing data packets to optimize throughput. Unlike traditional protocols that may struggle with latency and packet loss, leading to reduced transfer speeds, Accelerated File Transfer is engineered to thrive in such environments, ensuring that files move quickly and efficiently, regardless of distance or network quality.

Accelerated File Transfer protocols often incorporate sophisticated mechanisms such as bandwidth estimation, rate control, and network path selection. These features enable the protocol to make real-time adjustments for fluctuating network conditions, which is essential for maintaining high transfer speeds even when network performance degrades. Furthermore, these protocols can bypass congested network paths by dynamically rerouting data, thereby avoiding bottlenecks and ensuring consistent transfer rates.

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In the world of file transfers, there are two distinct categories: Standard and Accelerated. Traditional protocols such as FTP/S or HTTP/S rely heavily on the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), which employs a windowing mechanism that can lead to delays as latency increases. Accelerated File Transfer, on the other hand, combines the reliability of TCP with the speed of UDP, thereby creating a dual-channel approach that ensures both efficiency and integrity in data transfers.

Accelerated File Transfer not only enhances the speed but also provides advanced features such as checkpoint restarting, which enables the transfer process to resume from the point of interruption, thus ensuring the completion of file transfers even in the event of a network disruption. This resilience is particularly critical in media industries where the transfer of large video files is a routine necessity and where any delay can result in significant financial implications.

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A prime example of Accelerated File Transfer in action is seen in workflows that connect users across geographical boundaries. This approach eliminates the need to purchase and ship physical media, reduces time delays in content delivery, and streamlines team collaboration, making the entire process more cost-effective and time-efficient.

This also extends to cloud services, content delivery networks, and enterprise software systems, facilitating a more agile and responsive media workflow.

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The advantages of adopting Accelerated File Transfer are numerous. Not only does it make ‘big data’ a non-issue by effectively utilizing all available bandwidth, but it also encrypts data in transit and at rest, providing an additional layer of security. Moreover, it significantly reduces the resource footprint by automating workflows, which can result in a dramatic increase in productivity.

Accelerated File Transfer solutions offer detailed tracking and reporting capabilities that provide visibility over the transfer process. This enables organizations to monitor performance metrics and audit file movement for compliance and governance purposes. The ability to analyze transfer speeds, identify bottlenecks, and confirm the integrity of data post-transfer not only instils confidence in the security of the data but also enables continuous optimisation of the file transfer infrastructure.

Accelerated File Transfer bridges the gap between international collaborators, ensuring that time zones and distance no longer hinder productivity. By facilitating rapid upload and download capabilities, it fosters a seamless collaborative environment conducive to the modern, interconnected workspace.

This technology not only speeds up the exchange of high-resolution media files but also supports live editing workflows, where contributors from around the globe can work on the same project simultaneously without experiencing lag or delay. This capability is particularly valuable in industries such as film production, news broadcasting, and game development, where the timely delivery of content is paramount.

Case studies, such as those from Narrative Entertainment underscore the transformative impact of Accelerated File Transfer. Narrative Entertainment utilized a cloud-based end-to-end broadcast workflow, This demonstrates the scalability, flexibility, and efficiency afforded by Accelerated File Transfer, underscoring its value in diverse media-driven industries.

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Narrative Entertainment, the UK’s largest independent TV broadcaster, revolutionized its media management by adopting base’s cloud-based solution. With over 6,400 hours of content across multiple platforms, including Sky and Virgin Media, Narrative needed a system that could handle vast data volumes with agility and security. The solution from base, integrated seamlessly into AWS, enabled Narrative to migrate, store, and manage its extensive film and TV show archive completely online. This end-to-end digital workflow has enhanced collaboration among users and partners, streamlined media access, and maintained high transfer speeds, thereby optimizing operational efficiency and content availability.