WAFS 5.0 Released

Upgraded Wide Area File Services Collaboration Platform Available

WAFS 5 simplifies enterprise collaboration, eliminates errors, and decreases bandwidth usage, providing secure, near real-time data access to both on-premises and cloud-based files located anywhere in the world. The software uses intelligent byte-level differencing technology to instantly update changes to files by multiple remote users with minimal impact on network bandwidth while also ensuring that files are never overwritten, even if opened by other remote users.

The latest version of WAFS includes significant enhancements to stability, performance, and security.

Some highlights include:

  • Upload performance up to eight times faster, download performance up to 10 times faster, copy speed performance up to 90 times faster
  • Increased transparency of file replication activities between servers and desktops to check for errors and ensure delivery success
  • Increased system reliability, especially during periods of network instability
  • Reduced bandwidth utilisation to ensure data transfers do not prevent mission-critical traffic from flowing in and out of the network
  • Enhanced synchronisation engine to ensure easy, secure file collaboration

Globalscape is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN). WAFS used with Autodesk Revit® provides Autodesk users around the globe with quick and reliable file access and sharing capabilities.

wafs 5-0

Changes in 5.0

  • Improved synchronization engine
  • Improved memory management
  • Improved system responsiveness
  • Complete rewrite of communication code; robust communication, increasing system reliability during periods of network instability
  • Transmission performance improvements by reducing latency; more efficiently taking advantage of TCP/IP streams
  • Reduction in bandwidth utilization, including reduced chatter to help optimize for the cloud
  • Improved parallelization of concurrent file locking network traffic, providing a significant improvement in the time to service file-locking under load
  • Overhaul of upload and download queues
  • Replacement of internal time out strategy to accommodate the new faster throughput
  • New Compression algorithm improves the overall compression of transmitted files resulting in bandwidth reduction
  • Improved upload and download performance
  • Improved reliability
  • Improved driver stability