Speedbit Cloud Accelerator

From 7:30 mins to 0:18 seconds
...the acceleration benefit we measured when downloading from an Amazon server in the US to a server in Asia over a 4gbps bandwidth*

Speed and the Cloud

Moving mission-critical applications into the cloud is a challenge especially with regard to Maintaining speed and application response time as well as available bandwidth.

An in-house application is usually controlled and managed by the enterprise IT department who can work on improving its performance. Such involvement is not available once an application is moved into the cloud. The enterprise IT department has little control over the network conditions at the cloud provider's hosted data center.

This lack of control is an important issue which becomes more critical with cloud providers because of the nature of dynamic provisioning. There's no guarantee that another cloud customer on the same LAN won't be pushing massive amounts of application traffic over the LAN all at once. E.g. when malicious customers have used the flexibility and limitless computing power of the cloud to launch denial-of-service attacks.

To address these challenges, focusing on application acceleration, rather than network acceleration, is important with cloud-based application deployments.

In the data center, IT can configure Speedbit Cloud Accelerator for applications that are about to move to the cloud and then provision another Speedbit Cloud Accelerator with the “user” of the application, be it a branch office, a different data center, an employee device or any type of user for which fast performance of the cloud app is required.

Deploying Speedbit Cloud Accelerator into the cloud along with the applications will enable a known set of performance standards and configurations, such as application availability SLAs, to be provisioned in the cloud and will bring some level of application control over the remote network back to the enterprise.

Speedbit Comprehensive Solution

  • Accelerates applications across the WAN
  • Delivers LAN-like performance to branch office and mobile workers around the world
  • Improves productivity of branch offices and mobile workers, enabling your company to make the most with your infrastructure
  • Speeds file downloads, Video streaming and any https data delivery – e.g. SQL, Live broadcasting etc.
  • Reduces computing times and resource consumption
  • Lowers IT, operational, and training costs, and helps avoid costly network upgrades

How Does it Work?

Speedbit, a pioneer in data delivery acceleration leverages its powerful patented multi-channel technology to overcome the latency and other slowing factors in the cloud communication thus boosting data delivery speeds, effective bandwidth utilization while saving you money by making the most efficient use of the existing infrastructure.

To understand how Speedbit does its magic, it is important to understand why networks are much slower than we expect them to be. The biggest enemy of Speed on the Web is latency.

Bandwidth & Latency

Latency is the time it takes for a packet of data to travel from a designated point to another and back. Sometimes this is also referred to as the round-trip time.
In theory we would want data to be transmitted instantly between one point and another (that is, with no delay at all).
Reality is very different and the contributors to network latency include:

  • Propagation: The time it takes for a packet to travel the distance at the speed of light.
  • Transmission: The medium itself (e.g. optical fiber, ADSL, wireless, etc.) introduces some delay.
  • Packet size: The size of the packet introduces delay in a round trip. A larger packet will take longer to receive and return than a short one.
  • Router and other processing: Each gateway node takes time to examine and possibly change the header in a packet (for example, changing the hop count in the time-to-livefield).
  • Busy servers and congested paths: Within networks a packet would travel through a multitude of nodes, network servers/junctions. A packet needs to travel through such nodes and is thus subject to the load, congestion, service level available at the relevant time in every single node.
  • Actual Latency will be the aggregation of all the above contributors.
While the average person is more familiar with the concept of bandwidth as that is the one advertised by service providers (e.g. 100 mbps). However, latency matters equally to the end user experience. Latency will dictate how much of the promised bandwidth will really be available to the consumer.

More Bandwidth Doesn't Matter (Much)

Two years ago a leading search engine company has published a white paper called – More Bandwidth Doesn't Matter (Much)
in which they show how different the actual bandwidth made available to the user is from the promise of the ISP.
There were two important findings in that paper:

(1) Effective bandwidth measured was just 16% of the "promised" bandwidth - "..At 10Mbps, however, web pages can only be downloaded at ~16% of the total capacity; and we're tapering off."
(2) Benefit of increasing bandwidth is rapidly diminishing - "..An increase from 5Mbps to 10Mbps amounts to a 5% improvement in Page Load Times."

Another study by Cotendo (now part of Akamai) - Latency Has an Exponential Impact on Mobile Content Delivery
Shows the same picture – as latency increases, in this case over mobile networks, page load time grows exponentially.

Single Thread vs. Speedbit Multi-thread Technology

What we know so far is that latency really hurts effective bandwidth, very much like in the example above, where a 10mbps bandwidth effectively delivers only 1.6 mbps...
Well, what if we could make three more sessions on top of the initial 1.6mbps – would we get an effective 6.4mbps out of the 10 mbps? The answer is that potentially this could be achieved however our computer/tablet/smartphone do not know how to do that – their communication driver knows how to deal with only one thread at a time....

This is where Speedbit comes in – Speedbit patented technology makes your computer/tablet/smartphone/TV set top box/router or any communication device be capable of handling multi-threads simultaneously. The result is, that while latency is still there (unfortunately there is no way to get rid of it), the effective bandwidth when using Speedbit is much higher and as a matter of fact very close to the full bandwidth potential.
Speedbit has won the Technology Pioneer Award by the World Economic Forum for the development of its pioneering technology.

Speedbit Products and Technology

Patented multi-channel, multi-source, multi medium (simultaneous Wi-Fi and cellular) data acceleration solutions
Overcoming latency and other hurdles to make the most efficient utilization of the available bandwidth in the most cost effective manner (no extra servers, no additional bandwidth, no protocol change, totally seamless to encryption, DRM and billing platforms, compliments and to some extent can substitute CDNs.

Consumer Applications

Download Accelerator Plus – over 300 million installs to date
  • Browser level integration
  • Acceleration of file downloads
    (replacing the browser download mechanism)
  • Multi-thread & multi-source
  • PC; Mac
Speedbit Video Accelerator – over 55 million of installs to date
  • Driver level integration
  • Acceleration of video streaming from video sites – e.g. Dailymotion, Vimeo, Metacafe
  • HTTP streaming acceleration
  • PC; Mac
Speedbit HD app – Mobile
  • Accelerating online videos on iPhone
  • Android app coming soon

Enterprise Solutions

Cloud Acceleration
  • TCP acceleration between any two points on which Cloud Accelerator is installed
  • Any data type – video streaming, SQL, live broadcasting etc.
  • e.g. cutting download time of data between US and Israel from 7:30 minutes to 0:18 seconds...
Mobile Applications for Device OEMs
  • Android seamless acceleration for video streaming and app downloads from Market.
  • Saves battery life
  • Enhances viewing experience
Mobile Application for Simultaneous WiFi & 3G/LTE & offloading
  • Multi threads across both WiFi and Cellular networks at the same time for optimal performance
  • Seamless offloading between WiFi and Cellular networks, even during session
  • software based; No hardware change; Device side solution;
  • Android;
  • see an HTC One with Speedbit outperforms a Samsung Galaxy S3 by 5 times - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVrP7yyOYIw&feature=youtu.be
OEM Applications
  • Speedbit Acceleration technology could be deployed on any device/hardware – e.g. router, smartphone, TV STB, Game Console etc.
  • Windows; Mac, iOS, Android, Linux.

Patented Technology

Speedbit has been granted patent protection for its acceleration technology and products

Want to Learn More?

Write to us – info@speedbit.com

* The Amazon Test
The test was conducted between an Amazon server in the US and a server in Netvision Isr. Both servers were connected with a 4gbps connection.
Regular download time measured was 7:30 mins.
Accelerated download time, measured after installing Speedbit Cloud Accelerator on BOTH server resulted in mind boggling short time of just 0:18 seconds for the same amount of data.

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