As more organizations leverage the accessibility and scalability of cloud storage, they are still challenged with transferring large files to and from their cloud storage quickly, securely, and reliably.
Currently, there are a variety of options available to users that transfer their files to and from Amazon S3. Some of these options include file system drivers, FTP-based clients, and web interfaces. However, each of these options uses traditional HTTP, TCP, and FTP to transfer their files across the WAN.
This creates slow transfer speeds over high bandwidth connections, or wherever latency and packet loss may be present. Many of these cloud solutions cache the files locally and copy them to S3 storage in the background. This may create the illusion of speed, but files are not accessible until they have finished transferring.