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System and method for optimizing File Transfers based on the user interaction history

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237170D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 43K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to enable the performance tuning of file transfer systems based on the history of user interactions with such systems. The novel system evaluates pluggable rules against the usage metrics captured over time and assigns corresponding priority levels to individual file transfers.

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System and method for optimizing File Transfers based on the user interaction history

File transfer systems are tools of choice for sharing content in efficient and secure

ways. The popularity of these mechanisms, also often creates performance issues, since transfer of content is often gated by network performance , software performance, and other technical factors.

Common solutions to these problems include the introduction of faster networks , installation of powerful hardware, and applying complicated caching techniques. The drawback of these solutions is increased cost.

The novel solution is a method to enable the performance tuning of file transfer systems based on the history of user interactions with such systems. Different users have different interaction patterns with File Transfer systems. Patterns are determined by such factors as frequency of usage, type of usage (sharing vs. receiving), reaction time (between receiving notification and actually receiving the file, etc.). Performance sensitivity can be deduced from such usage characteristics . Thus, the novel system evaluates such pluggable rules against the usage metrics captured over time and assigns corresponding priority levels to individual file transfers.

Example rules include but are not limited to:


• Reduce the priority of a transfer if a significant time usually elapses between notification of the file being available and the actual download of the file

• Increase the priority of a tran...