How Can Acceleration Benefit My Media Asset Management Tool?

Organizations in media and broadcast use media asset management solutions (MAMs) to manage their terabytes, or even petabytes, of data. While each company has its own unique requirements to help decide which media asset management solution to choose, the aspect of file transfer is often overlooked as a feature. As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, […]

February 03, 2014  |   Posted in Acceleration,Fast File Transfer,Solutions by   |   Comments Off»

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Coding, Clean Code Series (Part 2)

Contributed by Jack Scuncio In my last post on clean coding I talked about why clean code was important, how it saves money in the long run and increases productivity. Now I want to talk a little bit about some of the do's and don'ts of clean coding. Proper clean code without side effects takes […]

January 16, 2014  |   Posted in Blog,Fast File Transfer,Featured,Solutions by   |   Comments Off»

Archives – A Perfect Fit for File Transfer Acceleration

A recent article at, discusses the ambiguity of the term "archive," and uses the Library of Congress archives as an example of how digital media is changing the way films are preserved for future access and use. It was not within the scope of the article to discuss how files are shuttled between locations, […]

January 07, 2014  |   Posted in Acceleration,Blog,Fast File Transfer by   |   Comments Off»

Protecting Your Data in 2014: The Importance of Managed File Transfer (MFT) Solutions

Having wrote about data breach prevention back in March 2009, (Top 10 Security Breaches Related to File Transfer in Recent Months) it has now been almost 5 years since I last looked into the connection between file transfers and data leaks. Despite the time lapse it is still a relevant topic for today’s enterprise in […]

January 02, 2014  |   Posted in Featured,FTP,Managed File Transfer,News by   |   1 Comment»

Driving Efficient Video Game Production: 5 Invaluable File Transfer Features

Video game development requires vast amounts of communication and collaboration at every step of the process. As development occurs, teams must share and exchange files within the office, across the country or even around the world. With tight deadlines and many moving parts, file delivery during game production must be efficient to ensure milestones are […]

November 25, 2013  |   Posted in Acceleration,Fast File Transfer,Featured,Managed File Transfer by   |   Comments Off»

Dev’s Corner: Clean Coding (Part One)

Contributed by Jack Scuncio I am a software developer, but do not let the title mislead you. I rarely develop software, it happens, but for the most part, (and the most part of every software developer's day to day), I am a software mechanic. When I first started working in the industry, I thought I […]

November 19, 2013  |   Posted in Acceleration,Blog by   |   Comments Off»

NASA’s 622 Mbps Link to the Moon: How to Increase Transfer Speeds

In a recent press release ( NASA announced that now they have a 622 Mbps Laser link to the moon. The press release also mentions that NASA was also able to transfer data at 20Mbps from earth to the space craft via this link. I'm wondering what effective rate was NASA getting when transferring data […]

October 28, 2013  |   Posted in Featured by   |   Comments Off»

Accelerated File Transfer in Live Sports Production – Game Footage Transfer Tactics that Win Championships

Producing a live sporting event is, at the best of times, a challenging proposition for broadcasters. With multiple cameras producing massive high resolution video files, moving the uncompressed files for in-studio editing is a daunting task. Even with high bandwidth and an accelerated and managed file transfer solution there are sometimes obstacles. To address this […]

October 15, 2013  |   Posted in Acceleration,Blog,Managed File Transfer,Solutions by   |   Comments Off»

Dev’s Corner: Fighting Complexity with Smart Design

Contributed by Jack Scuncio You might be hearing about our new Multi-Client feature in FileCatalyst Hotfolder soon, with 3.3 coming out soon. While the description of this wonderfully powerful new product is better left in more capable hands. I speak briefly about what's under the hood. That's what really excites me in the end and […]

September 30, 2013  |   Posted in Blog,Managed File Transfer,Products,Solutions by   |   Comments Off»

Evaluating Technology: How to Choose the “Right” Solution

Let me ask you a few questions: Java vs. C++ vs C# vs Objective C… which one is better? Windows vs. Linux vs Apple - which one rules? Android vs iPhone vs Blackberry - which one rocks? JSP vs. ASP vs. PHP - which one is the clear winner? There are countless articles on the […]

August 30, 2013  |   Posted in Blog,Fast File Transfer,Products,Solutions by   |   Comments Off»
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