If big data is the new oil, accelerated file transfer is the pipeline!

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“Big data” is the latest buzz word among the IT community. There is much talk about analyzing data to save money and improve efficiency. In fact, there is so much money involved in big data that IBM’s VP of innovation, Bernard Meyerson, referred to big data as the “new oil” at the recent GTEC conference. However, to take advantage of this data in a timely manner, faster file transfer is essential. FileCatalyst is the fastest pipeline for this critical resource.

Presently, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day. 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years. Companies today are creating massive data center infrastructure at remote places just so they can take advantage of tax breaks (http://www.economist.com/news/special- report/21565003-best-places-store-your-terabytes-not-cloud-sight). Not only is big data held in data centers, data is pouring in from climate sensors, media sites, pictures, videos, transactions records and GPS signals.

As companies take notice, big data is turning into big returns on investment. Application from data analytics include healthcare (20% decrease in patient mortality from timely patient data), Telco (92% decrease in processing time from reviewing networking data) and utilities (99% improved accuracy from looking at power generation resources). Other examples of applications which need real time information as fast as possible include security systems, fraud detection, weather tracking, disaster prevention and traffic monitoring. As data and its resulting analysis grow in importance, the transfer of data at optimal speed become essential. This enormous amount of data needs to be backed up. How can this be done without spending crazy money on fancy hardware accelerators? That’s where fast file transfer solutions like FileCatalyst come in.

FileCatalyst is a pure software solution which ensures the secure transfer of data at link speed. Available solutions include point to point automation (FileCatalyst Direct) and online forwarding of files of any size to email or remote locations (FileCatalyst Webmail/Workflow). Transfer nodes are managed through a single dashboard with FileCatalyst Central.