June 5, 2012
Filecatalyst Workflow Version 4.8
FileCatalyst has just released FileCatalyst Workflow Version 4.8. New Features include:
- Ability to send to a user/group - Upon submission of a job, the person submitting the job will be able to include a simple user ID or group for the recipients. Prior to this release, only email addresses were allowed. If a group is entered, then all users of that group will be notified
- Ability to execute a post script command after performing a file upload - A post script command (in the form of an HTTP URL or a shell command) can now be associated with an FTP site. This script will be executed after successful uploading of all files.
- A new development tool kit based on REST for administration functions - Representational state transfer (REST) is a style of software architecture for distributed systems such as the World Wide Web. REST is platform independent. Developers will now be able to use REST calls to manage: Users, Groups, FTP Sites, and Order Forms.
iOS app is now available on the Apple App store
We recently released our iOS app which allows file uploads to FileCatalyst servers from your iPhone or iPad. Check us out in the App Store
Tips and Tricks
Migrating FileCatalyst Direct Server from Microsoft Windows 2003 Server to Microsoft Windows 2008 Server
Microsoft has implemented significant changes in security policies in Windows 2008 Server. Those new policies do not allow you to run application services in then same way it was possible with the Windows 2003 Server.
To avoid possible failure in starting FileCatalyst Direct server as a service, two modifications should be implemented in the system:
- A new user should be created (by the administrator) and assigned to FileCatalyst Direct as the application owner. This particular user will be automatically starting the service.
- The new user should have assigned Read & Write permissions to the folder in which their FileCatalyst Direct Server is installed.
Those two modifications will allow Windows 2008 Server to start FileCatalyst Direct as service in automated mode.
From the Blog
New and useful posts
Workflow: Control Where Files Go - How to use a new feature in FileCatalyst Workflow which allows you to select a server destination other than your default.
Interop 2012: Parting Impressions - Always a great show for FileCatalyst, read our thoughs about this year's event.
Slow UDP? Could be Security - Our protocol is based on UDP, but some security measures (firewalls, for example) will throttle UDP without you being aware of it. Here's how to troubleshoot.
Feature of the Month
10 Gbps transfers.
Transferring data at high speeds is not easy. It has been nearly impossible...until now.
Since the release of v3.0, FileCatalyst allows single file transfer across a single connection. One client connection. One massive file to be sent. Screaming fast - no matter the latency.
To get these speeds, some refinements are required. A little hardware (2 processor Intel machine, a few SSD disks) wouldn't hurt. We've started a blog series to help out (read part 1 on IO, and part 2 on memory). If you need to reach the highest possible speeds, there's really only one solution in the market that can get you there.
And yes, we can even enable those high speeds from your browser!
Aframe had an issue around getting large and complex video files into their private cloud network. It was the main bottleneck to their user experience. FileCatalyst has helped to break down this problem by providing a reliable and high performing approach to uploading files.
“FileCatalyst has given Aframe a fast and reliable process for users to ingest their large and complex video files into our private cloud in a simple and hassle-free way.”
- Simon Gannon, Head of Marketing
Photonics North, Hilton Montreal Bonaventure
The conference will focus on the following photonic themes:
- CIPI projects
- Optical communications
- Optical design and simulation
- Non-linear optics and photonic materials
- Green Energy
- Ultrafast photonics and nano-optics
- Lasers and Processes
FileCatalyst will be hosting a presentation on:
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
From 5:00 p.m.
Robert Radziwilowicz, Technical Support Engineer