On today's Internet the transfer and distribution of large chunks of data is becoming commonplace. From songs to game patches and even online movie distribution, the percentage of bandwidth consumed by large file transfers has been steadily increasing. Ankora Technologies has developed innovative technology that can drastically reduce the impact of large file transfers on Internet backbones and ISPs.
Autonomous Distribution of Content
Large files tend to be short-term popular. When a large patch is released for a popular game, most downloads of that patch occur within a short time frame. Ankora servers work cooperatively to detect these popular files. When a popular file is detected, autonomous replication technology distributes copies of the file out to strategically located Ankora servers. This replication can potentially reduce the load on the originating server to next to nothing. For the end users of Ankora's system, the people downloading, transfer speeds from Ankora's servers are blazingly fast.
Storage of Repeated Transfers
Files are transferred using many different protocols. Typically these protocols are not compatible with each other, and combined with popular demand, can lead to the same file being transferred many times over the same Internet connection. Ankora servers translate the many non-standard protocols into a standard format. This translation, combined with identification and storage of popular files, ensures that replicated file transfers are redirected to local Ankora servers. For the end users the redirection process is transparent, and independent of any particular application they may be using to transfer the file.
Network and Server Efficiency
Efficiency in both bandwidth utilization and server load is an integral part of the Ankora system. Technologies developed by Ankora allow complete scalability from the needs of the smallest networks to the largest. Being scalable means being efficient. Ankora’s can save more bandwidth at a lower total cost of ownership than ever before.