FileCatalyst partners with Cache-A to provide accelerated archiving in the media and entertainment industry
June 9, 2014— Unlimi-Tech Inc., a pioneer in managed file transfers, and the creator of FileCatalyst – the world’s leading accelerated file transfer solution – is pleased to announce an integration partner agreement with Cache-A Corporation, a leading supplier of network-attached small form-factor archive appliances for the media and entertainment industry.
Cache-A, founded in 2008 and headquarted in Colorado, supplies network-attached small form-factor LTO-5 and 6 archive appliances. Cache-A products are easy to deploy in professional video and digital film workflows, allowing protection for project archives. With a built-in catalog database Cache-A archive appliances simply track content on secure, portable LTO tape cartridges using the new LTFS file system or the industry standard tar format. ??Cache-A’s Prime-Cache, Pro-Cache, and high performance Power-Cache models are ideal for archiving and are able to manage a deep archive of hundreds of Terabytes with quick access to any asset. These powerful archive appliances are simply the lowest cost, most future-proof, complete archiving tools available.
As media files exponentially increase in size throughout the media and entertainment sphere, the delivery of these files between locations becomes more and more important. For users sending and receiving large media files using methods such as email or FTP, file transfers quickly become very slow or unreliable, especially over large geographical distances.
To speed the delivery of these files within its solutions, Cache-A has partnered with FileCatalyst to enable its users to transfer files at accelerated transfer speeds. FileCatalyst’s unique UDP based acceleration technology enhances the file transfer experience, resulting in transfer that take minutes rather than hours or even days, regardless the size or format of the file.
By integrating specifically with the FileCatalyst Direct solution, Cache-A users can experience incredible speed gains over traditional file transfer methods, enabling user transfer speeds of thousands of times faster than FTP.
“Accelerated file transfer rates are becoming increasingly crucial as media files continue to grow in size,” said Phil Ritti, CEO of Cache-A. “The integration of FileCatalyst technology into our storage platform is a valuable feature for many of our clients.”
"We are pleased to partner with Cache-A to integrate our acceleration technology to transfer files at high speeds directly into their storage platform in the media and broadcast industry," says Alan Atkinson, Vice President of Business Development at Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc. “Cache-A offers an industry leading solution for archive appliances making it a perfect partner candidate for FileCatalyst acceleration.”
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.
Cache-A’s award-winning, archive appliances are employed daily by thousands of users worldwide, in media/entertainment, Fortune 500 corporations, government departments, higher-education and houses of worship, to securely archive, search and retrieve vital digital assets. The company was founded in 2008 with a dedication to make archiving easy, and combines extensive experience in data storage and video media, with a reputation for delivering innovation and excellence to digital media professionals at a reasonable cost. Cache-A’s product range includes desktop and rack-mount appliances that are compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux/Unix networking infrastructures. Renowned for their ease-of-use, Cache-A products deliver leading-edge performance in video and digital film workflows, and lead the field in using the secure, portable, interchangeable, industry-standard LTFS and tar formats on LTO-6 media. Cache-A’s Pro-Cache was awarded Creative Cow’s prestigious Blue Ribbon in 2011 for “Best Archiving System”, and Power-Cache won Studio Daily’s 2012 Prime Award for “Best User Interface/User Experience”. www.Cache-A.com