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Large file transfer today is still remarkably slow, especially across large geographic distances. Turns out you can build protocols that are much more efficient than FTP (or other TCP based approaches) for moving data but that it is hard! What made this difficult for us was the lack of tooling: It is difficult to test, and simulate new protocols. If your users regularly move a lot of data you should consider using our transfer acceleration product.
S3 transfer acceleration (S3TA) is amazon's offering for faster uploads to s3 buckets. It increases transfer speed by using AWS edge servers, and by routing traffic through AWS backbone networks. Tachyon offers an alternative and novel faster file transfer approach by using a different transport protocol as well as offering a network of edge servers.
Calculating file transfer time is a little more tricky than you think. People often forget to take into account latency and packet loss percentages, that can really impact speeds the further you need to transfer speeds. Let our calculator take these factors into account and see how much faster Tachyon can be!