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The Super Bowl and File Acceleration, Seriously?

By Nelson Hsu | Feb 3, 2015

Ok, so I’m an opportunist but I have to give a shout out to our New England Patriots, the XLIX Super Bowl Champions. BOOM go the Pats!

Just for fun, I wanted to share an analogy between the Super Bowl victory and Accelerated File Transfer. Why? Because I’m a huge fan of both the Patriots (being a New England native) and handling the challenges of big data movement over the Internet, and hope that there a are few others out there.

If you look at what the Patriots were able to achieve on Super Bowl Sunday, it really came down to be the same playbook for their entire season: having a balanced game to attack the right situation. Last Sunday they pounded Seattle’s Defensive line with Legarrette Blount and then moved to an air game, both short and long to “finish the job.”

Like the Patriots, you also need the right solution to complete large file transfers: speed, secure handling and guaranteed delivery.

If your FTP system is failing to move your large data, you want the equivalent of a Legerrett Blount “second effort” on his rushing downs, a reliable way to keep things going until the job is complete. That’s what Signiant’s checkpoint restart will do, automatically. To guarantee delivery, you always want to go forward and not backwards.

Tom Brady is the best in the game when it comes to identifying and solving the problem. As one of the best, if not the best, QB of all time, you want the ball – and the game – in Tom Brady’s hands. Richard Sherman was a big threat going into the game (bad arm and all) but Brady threw to his side less than 6 times. Sherman is like the latency in your network and the inhibitor for you to get your file transfers completed and on time. You need a solution that can overcome latency, no matter the distance the pass.

The success of the Patriots is all about having a high performance team of Edelman, LaFell, Gronkowski, Blount and Brady that can deliver. Similarly, the right high performance solution will ensure reliable, secure delivery of your files and the successful outcome you want.

Forget the over-inflated ego of Richard Sherman, you can’t deflate the ability of Tom Brady or the Patriots. If you eliminate latency AND guarantee delivery with intelligent file movement, you too can win a Super Bowl.

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