How JetStream Accelerated File Transfer Helps Remote Teams
Remote work is work that can be successfully executed outside of a conventional office environment and it has grown by 216% since 2005. This rate increased dramatically as companies instructed employees to work from home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Since the start of the global pandemic, attitudes towards working from home have shifted. Employees and companies alike can see the benefits of remote work such as less time commuting, work-life balance, employee retention, and cost savings on physical resources.
When working from home, technology allows organizations to adapt working arrangements and remain productive at the same time. Using messaging apps and video conferencing tools, team members can stay connected even when they’re far from one another. However, the speed at which teams share large files impacts how effectively they can work together.
File Transfer Acceleration
As companies offer their employees the ability to work remotely, they may be challenged to maintain productivity. It’s a point we talk about time and time again, but sending data using a legacy file transfer protocol such as TCP can be a time suck. TCP-based solutions such as FTP are prone to timeouts because of latency and poor network conditions. By comparison, JetStream uses the more efficient UDP file transfer acceleration protocol to avoid these issues. Team members can collaborate faster wherever they are.
Moreover, many organizations face the complexities of teams collaborating across widespread or even global locations. Accelerated data transfers allow users to download and upload files quickly from different areas of the world using common internet (or broadband) connections. In addition, remote users can seamlessly access content and documents from anywhere with a connection. With JetStream, collaboration on a global scale is easier.
Transfer Once for Fast File Transfers
Another way to speed collaboration is by transferring files from point-to-point. When using a cloud file sharing service, one user uploads data for another user to download. Files are essentially transferred twice – up to the cloud and then back down. Combined with the TCP protocol relied on by these services, very large files take a long time to send. With its client-server architecture, JetStream enables point-to-point transfers. Files are sent directly from the source to the destination and never at rest in a middle holding area. In addition to accelerating transfers, this helps to keep data safer.
Scale Users As Needed
Some vendors price their accelerated file transfer software based on user tiers. In other words, they limit how many users can transfer files at the same time depending on the tier purchased. Say a customer has more than 10 people working remotely on a specific project, but a software plan capped at only 5 concurrent users. In this scenario, someone will inevitably be waiting in a file transfer queue. JetStream, on the other hand, provides unlimited user connections at no additional cost. Remote team members can easily download and install the JetStream client application. As a result, organizations can scale users as needed, especially when more and more workers are staying home.
To learn more about how your remote teams can share files faster in order to work together more efficiently or to try JetStream for free, contact us today.
Last updated on January 20, 2022 by Jet Digital