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Fujitsu speeds up data transfers 10 times with new technique

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Keeping data transfer techniques up to date

Fujitsu has developed a new technology that can boost data transfer speeds by as much as 10 times, which could affect everything from the cloud to mobile applications.

The Japanese firm discovered a way of using data deduplication and compression to reduce the volume of data sent, allowing it to arrive much faster than before.

The reduced volume is accomplished by prioritizing the saving of data that appears frequently on a network, which prevents unnecessary duplicate data on a mobile device's storage by as much as 80%.

This is coupled with a new lightweight data compression technology, which searches for repeating patterns for faster compression of files.

Automated process

Because deduplication and compression are only useful for large volumes of data, the Fujitsu technology will analyze the data size, available network bandwidth, and CPU power to decide to go ahead with the technique.

This automates the process and prevents slower data transfers of small data volumes that are better off sent as is.

The company will showcase the technology at the Fujitsu Forum 2014 May 15-16 in Tokyo. It plans to commercialize the technology during its fiscal 2014.