We’ve had an ongoing debate at Accellion on what is the largest size of file that can be sent via Accellion file transfer. Yesterday’s WSJ article entitled “Fastest Growing PR Stunt: Get Into Guinness Records” settles the discussion – we’re going for the record. Of course setting this record could take a while, since there is in fact no hard limit of the size of file that can be sent via Accellion.
We know anecdotally, and from usage reports, that our customers successfully send files as large as 100GB, even 200GB, via Accellion, which is much larger than the stated 50GB maximum size for files and file folders. But just how big a file can you send via Accellion? I have a feeling this question might fall into the category of “How long is a piece of string?.” It all depends. On the one hand there is no hard limit on the size of the file you can send via Accellion but on the other hand you have to consider little details such as available network bandwidth.
I checked out the Guinness World Records website for instructions on how to apply for a new record. Of course it was easy to get distracted by the picture of the Most Straws in the Mouth (400 for 10 seconds).
If I can get your attention back from the picture of “Most Straws in a Mouth”, let us know if you have access to an unlimited bandwidth network and a REALLY BIG file you need to send, there could be a record in the making.
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