Undoubtedly, the pandemic has drastically altered our working practices, and as a result, we have had to swiftly adapt and overcome numerous challenges. Although we have learned to cope with these changes, some issues, such as working with large files, have proven to be particularly problematic. Despite the availability of share and sync workflows, the responsiveness of such systems decreases with larger file sizes, causing considerable wait times and uncertainty.
As a result, individuals have resorted to creating offline copies of their work using local or external drives, resulting in fragmented and unevenly distributed data that makes tracking the latest version of files nearly impossible, thus creating significant security and backup concerns.
However, several cloud-based data services, such as CTERA, Nasuni, Panzura, and Lucid Link, have been developed solutions to assist remote teams. Lucid Link, in particular, stands out as an innovative solution that operates primarily in the background and does not require additional hardware installations. The platform provides a user experience that is akin to working directly in the office with their network-attached storage, offering familiarity and transparency in use.
Lucid Link accomplishes this by maintaining a lightweight copy of the metadata on the user's computer, while the cloud server remains the central source of all truth. The solution then delivers only the required parts of a file, streaming on demand in just-in-time fashion to mitigate latency, enabling the user to begin working immediately. The platform uses encryption and breaks up files into smaller chunks, which are transmitted over multiple parallel connections to ensure fast delivery.
Our customers who have used Lucid Link often forget that it is even present, as the platform remains invisible in the background, allowing them to focus entirely on the task at hand. At Xgeneration, we can help you identify the bottlenecks in your workflow and offer an efficient solution that is tailored to your specific needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance. Photo by Marco B on Unsplash