Wasabi File Acceleration
A fast, secure and reliable file transfer solution for moving data to Wasabi
As data grows and file sizes increase, moving files to the cloud quickly and securely is more important than ever. The traditional way of storing data on-premises is too costly to scale and maintain while using firstgeneration cloud storage services are also too expensive and slow for many applications. When it comes to moving to the cloud, transferring files through aged connection-oriented protocols like FTP based solutions are insecure and unreliable, taking hours or even days to transfer multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Reducing Transfer Times with Wasabi File Acceleration (WFA)
Wasabi File Acceleration solves the challenges of low network speeds by maximizing throughput to move data quickly and efficiently to the cloud. WFA leverages a patented innovative 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. Based on a client server architecture, WFA supports a variety of client interfaces including S3 API, desktop user interfaces, browser-based interfaces with REST APIs, a scriptable CLI, and an SDK for integration with thirdparty applications.
Supporting a Wide Range of Applications and Use Cases
The use of file acceleration technology to speed up large file transfers can be used for Broadcast Media, Healthcare, printing, and educational institutions. Organizations within these different verticals have their own unique challenges when it comes to moving large data, and WFA assists with all of these use cases. WFA is a great solution for organizations that have 100 TB or more of data to store in Wasabi but have limited network bandwidth and/or time to do it.
As organizations have begun to embrace the work from home (WFH) culture, WFA has become a great solution for those needing to transfer and share large files with limited “Work from Home” bandwidth. Because of the recent increase of WFH employees,industries such as Media and Entertainment NEED a solution where they can easily and reliably transfer digital projects for each step in the production process.
Wasabi File Acceleration Enables Faster Data Transfer
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.
How it Works
WFA is based on a client-server architecture where a Wasabi HotFolder client application installed on your local host platform communicates with a server-side component that is hosted at the edge of Wasabi’s hot cloud storage service architecture.
- Wasabi Hot Folder Application: This is a software client that you install on your Mac or Windows platform. This is the only product that you need to install in your local environment
- Wasabi File Acceleration Server: This is server software that terminates the WFA protocol and is hosted on Wasabi-associated compute resources. This server software is preconfigured, and you do not need to make any changes to this configuration.
- Wasabi Storage: This is the Wasabi hot cloud storage service. You can use your standard Wasabi account username & password when using this solution.
Versatile Solution Supports Diverse Use Cases
Wasabi File Acceleration coupled with Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage is ideal for a wide range of applications including:
- Fast, low-cost primary storage for on-premises workloads and application data
- Cost-effective secondary storage with accelerated transfer speeds for backup and data migration initiatives
- Affordable and reliable archival storage for compliance and long-term data retention
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.
*WFA is available for Wasabi enterprise customers that store 100 TB or more with Wasabi.
- Rapid file transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps
- Seamless integration and operation
- Robust protection for data at rest and data in transit
- Eliminate bottlenecks of traditional file transfer protocols
- Accelerate storage performance for active data applications
- Move large files in and out of the cloud at speeds faster than traditional methods
- Reduce risk and exposure to data loss