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Wasabi File Acceleration (WFA) provides Wasabi enterprise customers* with the ability to transfer large data sets to Wasabi faster than the typical TCP-based methods used by standard non-accelerated S3 client applications. WFA is powered by file acceleration technology from Wasabi partner FileCatalyst, and radically reduces the time it takes to transfer your data to and from Wasabi. FileCatalyst is an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a leader in accelerated file transfer solutions. Wasabi has worked together with FileCatalyst to develop WFA as an integrated solution to solve the challenges of maximizing the throughput of your connectivity and move data quickly.
Legacy file transfer protocols and tools are no longer effective in the era of Big Data and cloud computing. Traditional connection-oriented protocols like FTP squander bandwidth (each packet is individually transmitted and acknowledged) and are susceptible to network latency and packet loss. Using FTP, it can take hours or even days to transfer multi-gigabyte files.
Wasabi File Acceleration (WFA) was designed from the ground up to maximize the throughput possible with today’s Internet connectivity. This innovative capability leverages a patented connectionless file transfer technology that avoids protocol overhead while ensuring reliable and secure delivery. Immune to latency and packet loss, WFA transfers files at speeds of up to 10 Gbps (over an appropriate network connection), reducing transfer times down to minutes, or even seconds, for the largest of data sets.
WFA is based on a client-server architecture where a Wasabi HotFolder client application installed on your local host communicates with a server-side component that is hosted at the edge of Wasabi’s hot cloud storage service architecture. The Wasabi HotFolder application is available for a range of Windows and Mac environments.
Wasabi File Acceleration coupled with Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage is ideal for a wide range of applications including:
With Wasabi File Acceleration, enterprise customers* can transfer files in and out of Wasabi at up to 10 Gbps over the public internet or a Wasabi Direct Connect connection. More information on WFA can be found in this knowledge base article.
*WFA is available for Wasabi enterprise customers that store 100 TB or more with Wasabi. Please contact us if you have questions regarding whether or not your use case is a fit for WFA.
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