Competing Managed File Transfer (MFT) products are built on a Java platform. The benefit of being a Java-based application is that it can run on virtually any operating system. The drawback to Java-based applications is that there is a significant degradation in performance when compared to “natively built” solutions.
Globalscape engineers performed 100 simultaneous 130MB file uploads over a simple File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Globalscape’s competitor exhibited 178% more CPU utilization, 104% worse disk performance (higher number of queued write requests) and 31% more memory utilization on average.