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By: Aaron

Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:26:22 +0000

We thought that it would be worth offering a few points of clarification on how FileSociety works and why it’s different. 1. FileSociety vs. SFTP. SFTP is secure but quite slow. The basic issue is that TCP/IP (upon which FTP and SFTP are implemented) cannot utilize the available bandwidth. Our implementation of high-speed file transfer technology utilizes TCP/IP to create a secure session, then managed UDP to move data and guarantee delivery. The result is greater session control and dramatic speed gains. 2. FileSociety vs. software direct from high speed technology vendors (Aspera, etc...). This is certainly an option, but requires infrastructure, deployment, and management costs that are beyond the reach of many groups. Our goal with FileSociety was to bring the benefits of high speed file transfer to a wider audience and to provide a user interface that is easy to use and reflects the production and communications needs of end users and groups. The FileSociety user interface was meticulously designed to bring simplicity and collaboration to production and file transfer. It’s the blend of high-speed file transfer with collaborative, web based workflow tools that separates FileSociety from other technologies and services. 3. FileSociety is not free. This is absolutely true. It is an expensive process to develop and maintain software and infrastructure, particularly for demanding file transfer workflows. It is our responsibility to create a pricing model that ensures the ongoing health of the system and the business model. Our approach to pricing was to provide all of the benefits of global, high speed file transfer and at the same time make it a cost effective option to shipping drives and DVDs, which is a wasteful process. The pricing model won't make sense for everyone, but for users who are working with large files, on time sensitive projects, in multiple locations, and are running into the limits of FTP and media shipping the price model should provide immediate benefits and open up entirely new opportunities.

By: YouSendIt update | AccMan

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:41:26 +0000

[...] Could FileSociety Phase Out FTP? ( [...]

By: tetanus

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 04:19:27 +0000

highly agree, looks like another profit-making bulky piece of cloud-ware that ignores the true foundations of internet ::::open and free::: also i checked out this site and it ssays 1 cent for every megabyte ? thats $10.24 pr GB (already pricier than a 30 cents DVD which holds 4gb) , $1024 for 100 GB (that already costs more than shipping a 250gb drive to china with insurance) and then yearly fees and monthly storage fees ? do they charge for upload and download too ?

By: Jim

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:20:01 +0000

This service, offered from GlobalEdit, is not a cost effective alternative to software already available directly from vendors such as Aspera, Data Expedition, FileCatalyst, and RocketStream. The costs associated with this don't add up for any larger enterprise user seriously looking to reduce their file transfer times. And they definitely don't add up for the SMB user. This appears to simply be a reseller channel for Aspera to further get their software out there, but if you're considering this as a business priority, you'd be silly not to evaluate the offerings from all of the companies I mentioned above...

By: Julian

Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:23:32 +0000

Everyone should be using SFTP by now anyway.

By: pwb

Mon, 16 Feb 2009 01:51:06 +0000

FTP is slow and unreliable?

By: riffic

Sun, 15 Feb 2009 12:13:41 +0000

I'm not going to call anything such as this a "game changer" unless it is a free and open protocol. Talk to me when this reaches the RFC stages..

By: Aaron

Sun, 15 Feb 2009 04:42:05 +0000

Marketing website was down for maintenance this evening. Sorry for the bad timing.

By: Adam

Sun, 15 Feb 2009 00:31:53 +0000

2/14 7:31pm - web site down. Nice job TC - you drove all 14 users reading your site on Valentine's day to overwhelm their web site ;)