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»

Connecting to the FileCatalyst Central Database

Introduction With the release of File Catalyst Direct 3.0.1, Central will provide the ability to enable external access to its database of transfer information. First, a little basic information: Central uses a Derby database to store its data. This means that whatever tool you are planning on using to access the database will need to […]

April 12, 2012  |   Posted in FileCatalyst Central by   |   Comments Off»

Congestion Control in FileCatalyst

Our customers often ask about our “congestion control” feature: what exactly is congestion control, why is it needed and how does it work in the context of FileCatalyst? Not easy questions to answer without getting overly technical, but this article will attempt to give high-level answers. Congestion Control: General Overview On an IP network such […]

February 28, 2012  |   Posted in Acceleration,Managed File Transfer by   |   Comments Off»

Making File Transfer Easier, Compliant, and More Secure

We just added a new whitepaper into our Datasheets and Collaterals page, entitled Making File Transfer Easier, Compliant, and More Secure. Though we are sponsors, the paper is written by Osterman Research. What this means is simply that the contents are the product of Osterman. Being that we are in the business of file transfer, […]

February 14, 2012  |   Posted in Acceleration,Fast File Transfer,Managed File Transfer,Solutions by   |   Comments Off»

FileCatalyst JavaScript API: In-Browser File Transfer

Introduction The FileCatalyst JavaScript API offers the ability to implement an accelerated file transfer application from within a web browser. Using the API, you are able to customize the end-user's file transfer experience, integrating the file transfer into your site (in terms of both functionality and UI) in a way not necessarily possible with the […]

January 31, 2012  |   Posted in Acceleration,Applets by   |   Comments Off»

Analysis On Improving Throughput Part 1: Disk IO

This post is the first of a series and continues in Part 2: Memory In light of the release of FileCatalyst Direct v3.0, I thought I'd write a few articles about the road to achieving 10Gbps speeds. It seems to me the best place to start is with the endpoint of the transfer: the storage […]

January 17, 2012  |   Posted in Acceleration,FileCatalyst Direct by   |   Comments Off»
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