IBM Aspera Alternative: Fast Transfer of Large Files

Aspera alternative

IBM Aspera is a well-known software solution for sending big files at high-speed around the globe. It is based on the point-to-point UDP protocol that overcomes TCP/IP insufficiency over long-distance networks (WAN). Although it achieves maximum speed in point-to-point data transfers, it is not the best solution for other uses cases. In this blog post, […]

What is Object Storage? Benefits of Object Storage vs. File Storage

What is object storage? Object storage is a method of data storage that emerged in the mid-1990s as researchers foresaw that existing storage methods would eventually start to show their limitations in certain scenarios. True to its name, object storage treats data as discrete units, or objects, that are accompanied by metadata and a universally […]

WAN Optimized Data Transfer and Sync

WAN optimization | data transfer and sync

What is wide area network (WAN) optimization? The wide area network, or WAN, is a lot like the local area network (LAN) but large. Very large, in fact. Whereas the LAN connects a concentrated pool of devices, the WAN provides a way of unifying smaller networks by linking them together over long physical distances. When […]

Satellite Data: Challenges and Limitations

Satellite Internet Data

What is satellite data? Sometimes it seems physical telecom infrastructure—copper, fiber and the like—has extended to every corner of the planet. But there are still large areas beyond its reach. Many organizations and individuals operate in those remote locations or in highly mobile environments. Their basic connectivity relies heavily on satellite data. Like its name […]

Sync Hacks: 5 Awesome Ways to Use BitTorrent Sync

Sync Hacks is a column dedicated to exploring new applications for BitTorrent Sync, as built by users like you. BitTorrent Sync is a free, unlimited, secure file-syncing app. (And now, it’s 2X faster.) If you’ve got an epic Sync idea, use-case or how-to, shoot us an email at sync[at]bittorrent.com. In this week’s Sync Hacks: Kevin […]