TIXway

FTP WAN File Transfer Acceleration: TIXway provides transparent acceleration of existing FTP-based workflows with ultimate ease of integration.

Fast file transfer is the key enabler for distributed workflows and cloud services. The most common File Transfer Protocol (FTP) works well in local environments but its speed heavily degrades on today's Wide Area Networks (WANs).

TIXway boosts FTP based workflows with minimum user impact: no extra software, no extra devices, no change in workflows.

TIXway provides significant transfer acceleration by replacing TCP on the critical long haul path and using TIXEL's patented WAN Transfer Protocol instead. This guaranties 100% error-free data transfers at fastest speeds on standard internet protocol (IP) networks. Packet loss, jitter, and high latencies are efficiently compensated.

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FTP Acceleration Benefits

Accelerate FTP transfersMaximize data rates for long haul FTP files transfers – up to the rates you experience in a local environment.
Add securityEncrypt FTP transfer on the critical path – in realtime, with full transfer rate and with strong AES encryption.
Minimize integration effortsNo need to exchange or modify your existing tools and workflows – just make them faster and secure.
TIXway vs. plain FTP

Transferring 100 Gigabytes from Los Angeles to London may take two days using plain FTP – or just 6 minutes using TIXway.

TIXway can perfectly be combined with TIXstream enabled environments in order to support a broader range of workflow setups and applications.

TIXway is a perfect in-house solution for world wide operating organizations as well as a multi-tenant provider service for several customers.


TIXway brings the power of TIXstream WAN transfer acceleration to standard file transfer (FTP based) applications without the need of integration at the FTP systems.

TIXway complements FTP software applications without replacing them. The TIXway software works on FTP/IP network layer. Thus TIXway only needs a connection to the regular local IP network. TIXway may also run on the FTP client and/or FTP server machine so there is no need to install extra software on the FTP endpoints. Thus TIXway also works with cameras and mobile devices where software installation is impossible. TIXway nodes can serve multiple FTP clients and servers.

Alternatively, TIXway can easily be operated on the same machines used for running FTP client (or server respectively) – ideal for mobile laptop computers and existing FTP servers.


TIXway Functionality

TIXway scheme

Involving TIXway requires a client-side-gateway (CSG) close to the FTP client(s) and a server-side-gateway (SSG) close to the FTP server(s). You may also operate TIXway on the actual FTP end-point itself.

A CSG terminates connections from FTP clients locally and connects to an SSG via WAN.

A Server Side Gateway (SSG) accepts WAN connections from CSGs and connects to FTP servers locally.

WAN-critical FTP is used only for the local connections between client and CSG as well as between SSG and FTP server. The critical long haul connection is boosted by TIXEL's WAN optimized protocol.

TIXway Features

  • Significantly accelerates FTP based workflows by locally terminating FTP connections and running RWTP on the critical long haul path
  • Minimum user impact — unmodified workflows, minimum integration and deployment effort
  • No extra software on FTP client and server machines
  • Compatible with standard FTP software and devices
  • One TIXway node can serve multiple FTP clients/servers
  • Multiple parallel FTP sessions at each TIXway
  • TIXway nodes are located on or in close proximity to the FTP nodes – in-house, on-set, or at the network provider.
  • TIXway software runs on LINUX, MAC OS X and MS Windows. The TIXway software package is deployed with a platform-specific installer.

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Transfer rate may be limited when round trip time (RTTmax) exceeds 200ms and network packet loss rate exceeds 0.1%. Sum of transfer rates of parallel transfers may not exceed total transfer rate. Transfer rate is agnostic to content of transmitted data, file formats, etc.

Actual values may vary due to performance of FTP clients, FTP servers, storage systems, file systems, and network conditions. Transfer rates are equally distributed over all active connections between a pair of CSG and SSG.

All information is subject to change without notice.