Monrovia, California – (The Hosting News) – August 7, 2007 – Wholesale bandwidth and colocation services company providing fiber optic bandwidth for North America and Asia, Pacific Internet Exchange LLC, will utilize FastSoft Inc.’s Aria tool, to accelerate data transfer.
As a result of high hosting costs in Asia, Pacific Internet Exchange (PIE) specializes in hosting Japanese web sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. In order to overcome the lag associated with transferring large files over such a large distance, the company was searching for a way to boost the speed of its connections.
David Grieshaber, President of PIE remarked, ”Data speeds overseas to Asia are slowed down by latency, distance and congestion going into Asia, like a line forming at customs. We realized that we could provide better service to our customers if we had a way to accelerate our Internet connection to Asia. The Aria box gave us a way to speed up our connections without having to reconfigure our network, meaning that end users in Asia do not need to have a second box, or any software, to receive high-speed transfers of data.”
According to the company, in the broadband-powered world, the transfer of large files is seriously hindered by TCP, a 20-year-old protocol that governs more than 90% of Internet traffic. Companies that rely on PIE lose valuable time and productivity waiting for data to download. FastSoft’s flagship Aria product line, a single-box tool built on award-winning technology developed at California Institute of Technology (Caltech), is allowing PIE to fix the TCP protocol and dramatically improve its data distribution speeds.
Mr. Grieshaber continued, ”The results that we’ve gotten have been amazing. We’re seeing our connections to Sapporo, Japan, increasing by a factor of 30, and into Tokyo speeds are eight to ten times faster. It’s really improved how we do business in our core market.”
Dr. Steven Low, CEO of FastSoft offered, ”One of the major advantages of the FastSoft technology is that it does not require recipients of large files to have a hardware or software client. This is an ideal solution for Pacific Internet Exchange, which uses our Aria product to send large files over long distances to thousands of end users in Asia. This simply wouldn’t be feasible with a two-box solution.”
FastSoft, Inc. is a privately funded start-up company based in the Los Angeles area. Its patent-pending FastTCP technology was developed at The California Institute of Technology’s networking laboratory (Netlab). The company’s mission is to generate significant business benefit for companies that depend on the transfer of large files by radically improving the speed and quality of data transfer over the web.
To learn more about FastSoft, Inc., please visit: www.fastsoft.com.