What are the common accelerated FTP transfers used by enterprises?
FTP, as one of the earliest file transfer protocols on the Internet and a common way of file and data exchange between internal and external partners of enterprises, is facing a series of problems with the increase in data volume and the improvement of transmission speed, stability, and security requirements. This brings challenges to the business efficiency and data security of enterprises. This article will introduce some common and practical methods for accelerating FTP transmission to help enterprises solve the above problems.
At this point, one might wonder why not replace FTP? In fact, for most enterprises, it is not suitable to completely replace FTP.
The main reasons are as follows:
1. FTP is a mature standard protocol that has been widely used and supported. Enterprises are accustomed to using FTP for file transfer, and replacing FTP would bring costs and risks.
2. FTP user authorization, file permission control, AD domain, etc. have been deployed on the FTP server. If other transmission methods are to be replaced, it is necessary to rebuild and configure the server end, which involves a large amount of work.
3. The usage of FTP client software is simple and easy to use, and users can operate it smoothly without special learning. If other transmission methods are to be replaced, it is necessary to train and guide users, which increases the difficulty of management.
3 Practical Ways to Speed Up FTP Transfers
1. Multi-Connection Transmission Multi-connection transmission is a method to improve FTP transmission speed by establishing multiple parallel TCP connections. It can overcome the restrictions of TCP slow start and congestion control, make full use of bandwidth resources, and improve transmission efficiency. The advantage of multi-connection transmission is that it is simple and easy to implement, does not need to modify the FTP server end, and only needs to use FTP software that supports multi-connection transmission at the client end. However, multi-connection transmission is not the best choice, as multi-connection transmission can have a significant impact on network load and might affect the performance of other applications. In a poor network environment, the effect of multi-connection transmission is not conspicuous, and it may even reduce the transmission speed.
2. Compressed Transmission Compressed transmission is a method to improve FTP transmission speed by compressing files and reducing file size. It can save bandwidth resources and reduce transmission time. The advantage of compressed transmission is that it has a significant effect on the transmission of text, program data, and other compressible files, and can significantly increase transmission speed. However, compressed transmission requires both the client and server ends to install FTP software that supports compressed transfer, such as WinSCP, CuteFTP, etc. For files that have already been compressed, such as pictures, videos, etc., the effect of compressed transmission is not noticeable and may even increase the transmission time.
3. Raysync FTP Acceleration Method Raysync (private deployment solution that can also be connected to the public cloud, and enterprise and social organization users can apply for a free trial) is a method based on self-developed Raysync protocol used to accelerate FTP file transfer. By using Raysync accelerated FTP client, it can directly dock with the existing FTP server and improve FTP transfer speed, which can be increased by 10-100 times.
The advantages of using Raysync to accelerate FTP are as follows:
• High-speed Transfer: Raysync uses a variety of technologies, such as multi-threaded transmission, intelligent compression, breakpoint resume, error retransmission, etc., to effectively reduce network delay and packet loss, utilize bandwidth resources fully, and improve transmission efficiency.
• High Performance: The Raysync transmission protocol is developed based on an event-driven/asynchronous network processing model. Raysync Proxy single thread can support thousands of TCP concurrent connections processing on ordinary desktop CPUs and can support up to 1Gbps data throughput.
• High Security: The Raysync transmission protocol adopts AES-256 bank-standard encryption technology. TLS encryption transmission is used during transmission, and it supports the domestic secret standard, assuring the security and integrity of data transmission.
• High Compatibility: Raysync seamlessly docks with the existing FTP servers, and there is no need to modify the existing FTP user accounts, authorization, file configuration, etc. Users can switch operations without special learning.
To sum up
In summary, the commonly used practical methods for accelerating FTP transmission by enterprises include multi-connection transmission, compression transmission, and Raysync acceleration FTP. They each have their own advantages and disadvantages and are suitable for different scenes and requirements. Enterprises can choose the appropriate method according to their actual situation to improve the speed and effect of FTP transfer. Through these methods, enterprises can better cope with the growing demand for data transmission, improve business efficiency and data security.
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