Open Source Fast File Transfers

There exist a number of open source projects trying to tackle accelerated file transfer via UDP. Some solutions are more mature than others and also use different technologies to solve the same problem of large data transfer over WAN. This article should provide the reader enough information to compare the different solutions and gauge if […]

June 18, 2012  |   Posted in Acceleration by   |   1 Comment»

Analysis On Improving Throughput Part 2: Memory

The life cycle of a file transfer follows this basic pattern: The first and last step in the diagram, Disk IO, were covered in Part 1 of the series: Improving Throughput Part 1: Disk IO. Disk IO is always a good place to start when analysing a system to see why files are not transferring […]

June 04, 2012  |   Posted in 10Gbps,Featured,FileCatalyst Direct by   |   Comments Off»

FileCatalyst Webmail and Workflow 4.8

The FileCatalyst team is proud to announce the release of v4.8 and is now available for download from our main download page. Relase Notes: Added: (Workflow) REST API - Use REST calls to perform administrative functions. (Create/Update/Delete/List Users, Groups, Order Forms, FC/FTP Sites). Added: (Webmail + Workflow) - Expiry of Packages - Ability for the […]

June 01, 2012  |   Posted in FileCatalyst Web and Workflow by   |   Comments Off»

Slow UDP? Could be your security.

In the past few weeks a few tickets were raised regarding slow transfers between geographically distant end points. These transfers are using the UDP-based FileCatalyst protocol to take advantage of the acceleration offered for long hauls. Remarkably enough, they ran into issues from the same root cause. One client has several remote operations transferring from […]

May 29, 2012  |   Posted in Acceleration by   |   Comments Off»

Interop 2012 – Parting Impressions

Although we have been exhibiting at Interop for several years now, the 2012 show in Las Vegas was actually the first time I personally had a chance to work the booth. I have to say that I found it very refreshing compared to some other shows I've worked. It doesn't have all the glitz and […]

May 17, 2012  |   Posted in Blog,Fast File Transfer by   |   Comments Off»

FileCatalyst Workflow: Control Where Your Files Go

As an end user in Workflow, sometimes you may want to send files to an office other than the one you are tied to. Formerly, this involved having to contact your admin and requesting them to change your account to point to a different FileCatalyst Server in order to upload files to that office. Depending […]

May 14, 2012  |   Posted in FileCatalyst,FileCatalyst Web and Workflow,Managed File Transfer,Solutions,Support by   |   Comments Off»

The Importance of Process

I like to compare the software development process to a good Golf swing. Golf is a game of inches. Your swing makes the difference between a good story at the 19th hole or the walk of shame in the bushes on the 7th. Consistency and repeatability is everything in Golf, and it is everything in […]

May 07, 2012  |   Posted in FileCatalyst by   |   Comments Off»

The Connectedness Principle in REST

We are currently in the process of implementing REST services for our FileCatalyst Webmail and Workflow products. While implementing these services I started looking around to see what others are doing in this space. One thing that became apparent is the lack of the “connectedness” or “link” principle (as defined by Roy T. Fielding's dissertation […]

April 30, 2012  |   Posted in FileCatalyst Web and Workflow by   |   Comments Off»

FileCatalyst NAB 2012 Wrap-up

The 2012 NAB Show took place last week from the 16th to the 19th. The show had a good atmosphere, energy levels were high, and it turned out to be a great success for the company. Here are a few of the things I found notable about this year: 10 Gbps transfers We knew going […]

April 24, 2012  |   Posted in Events,FileCatalyst,FileCatalyst Central by   |   Comments Off»

NAB 2012 – From the show floor

Starting up day three at the NAB show... The demo instances are humming, the booth staff has high energy, and the show floor is just starting to fill up with traffic. As happens every year, there is a great blend of visitors who want to learn more about our technology along with existing clients who […]

April 18, 2012  |   Posted in Blog,FileCatalyst by   |   Comments Off»
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