FTP

Beyond the Live Game: File-based content is increasingly central to covering major sports events »

This production model rests on the ability to transfer huge amounts of data, whether large files or many small clips, in a fast, secure and reliable manner.

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Old meets new: From legacy FTP to 8K »

By Jon Finegold | Apr 27, 2018

Reflecting on the NAB show this year, I was struck by two extremes: emerging technology that’s still fringe like 8K video, and dying technology that’s still in use such as FTP. The media industry has long pushed technology forward, yet it’s surprising how much old technology still lingers in the industry’s infrastructure.

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Get Your Fix of Fast Transfers »

In the accelerated file transfer world, it’s likely we’ve witnessed this phenomenon more than most technologies. Because for file transfer, the “old way” goes back 45 years to the creation of FTP.

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Transitioning from FTP: Why today’s B2B solutions are SaaS »

There was nothing “user friendly” about the early Internet. By today’s standards — where most people abandon a website that takes more than three seconds to load — the early Internet moved at a glacial pace. And, it was so technically esoteric, few people aside from computer experts and scientists understood how to use it. FTP, the Internet’s basic protocol for transferring files between systems, was invented in 1971 with its base specifications standardized during the 1980s. Even though FTP is still used today, its speed and user experience betray its legacy protocol status.

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Why media companies (and everyone else) are reconsidering FTP »

FTP is still used by the large majority of media professionals as a foundation technology for custom built applications to transfer large files. At one time, this 40+ year-old technology had its place. Now it’s slow, outdated, and very difficult to update and support. This SlideShare covers traditional uses for FTP and introduces Media Shuttle: a hybrid SaaS large file movement solution.

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