FileCatalyst and XenData Partner to Combine Accelerated Media File Transfer with Cloud Based Digital Media Archiving Solution
March 31, 2014— Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., a pioneer in managed file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst, the world’s leading accelerated file transfer solution, is pleased to announce a cloud integration partnership agreement with XenData to provide ultra-fast, secure, and reliable delivery and access service for XenData‘s High-Capacity Cloud Storage solution.
XenData, founded in 2001 and with offices in Walnut Creek, California, USA and in Cambridge, UK, is a leading provider of professional digital video archive solutions focused on the needs of the media and entertainment industry. Their digital video archives are installed and used by TV stations, global broadcasters, media service providers, video production and post-production organizations, as well as the media departments of large corporations and government organizations in over 50 countries.
With XenData’s recently announced cloud solution, customers can easily ship duplicate cartridges to XenData’s secure datacenter, located in Nevada, USA, for hosting in the cloud, thus making video assets available for download. Once files are hosted in the XenData Cloud, FileCatalyst provides users access to their media files from anywhere in the world.
The XenData Cloud is able to add further efficiency and time savings to client workflows by integrating the FileCatalyst UDP-based acceleration technology, which is immune to packet loss and latency. Incorporating FileCatalyst’s core transport technology within XenData’s Cloud enables accelerated file transfers, at rates of up to 10 Gbps, while also ensuring reliable and secure delivery of customers’ digital content.
“The integration of FileCatalyst into XenData Cloud is an integral part of our overall solution,” said Phil Storey, XenData co-founder and CEO. “With the integration of the FileCatalyst accelerated file transfer protocol, XenData Cloud offers huge speed gains versus traditional file-transfer methods, allowing user transfer speeds many times faster than FTP.”
"XenData does an excellent job at making sure files are retrieved from tape efficiently. FileCatalyst takes care of the rest.", says Alan Atkinson, Vice President of Business Development at Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc.. "This partnership allows for media professionals to not only access their archived assets, but also transfer them at blazing speeds with the FileCatalyst protocol.”
About Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc.
Located in Ottawa, Canada, Unlimi-Tech Software is the creator of FileCatalyst, the world's leading accelerated file transfer solution. Founded in 2000, the company has more than one thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming and printing, including many Fortune 500 companies as well as military and government organizations. FileCatalyst is a software platform designed to accelerate and manage file transfers securely and reliably. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods like FTP, HTTP or CIFS. Global organizations use FileCatalyst to solve issues related to file transfer, including content distribution, file sharing and offsite backups. To learn more visit www.filecatalyst.com
XenData is a leading provider of digital video archiving solutions tailored specifically to serve the media and entertainment industry – with typical customers being TV stations, global broadcasters, media service providers, video production and post-production organizations. XenData’s solutions range from cost-effective LTO workstation archives to multiple petabyte server systems. XenData archive servers have a network attached storage (NAS) architecture and are compatible with a broad range of third party media applications. They can be accessed via a standard file-folder structure or by using an API, providing the high-performance and functionality required to meet today and tomorrow’s demanding digital video applications. With over 600 digital video archive servers managing robotic LTO libraries installed in over 50 countries worldwide, XenData is trusted by some of the largest media companies. For more information visit: http://www.xendata.com.