Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Dev’s Corner: Java 8 and the FileCatalyst API

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
The following article is a bit on the technical side. It is exploring an example of how our current client API meshes with Java 8. It is meant for our customers who integrate our API within their software. I am expecting the reader to be familiar with the Java language. So after much anticipation, Java […]

The effect of digital technology adoption in the oil and gas industry

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
A recent article by CIO UK points out how digital technology is rising exponentially in the oil and gas sector. From seismic imaging to e-learning, 80% of senior executives in the industry believe digital advancements have revolutionized how they work. The remaining 20% believe digital technology has had a tangible impact. No matter who you […]

Making the transition easy

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
When considering a replacement for your FTP Solution, there are a lot of questions you or your team may have. Some answers to those questions are easy, some may take some digging, and some you won't know the answer to until later on. Recently I came about a blog that encouraged people who are considering […]

What Not to Share.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
As a software company in the file transfer space, our team often provides demos to potential clients. In order to do this, we use demo sites, including some private instances as well as files2u.com, a free service originally created to showcase our software. Despite not marketing the service, it seems as though people got to […]

Remember Sochi

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Gigabits per second (Gbps). That is a unit you hear thrown around when talking about our file transfer technology. We brought 2Gbps transfers to NBC this year for the Winter Olympics. Uploads and downloads. Watching the data flow through our system while in Stamford, it got me thinking about the scope of it all. Now, […]

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

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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 […]

Archives – A Perfect Fit for File Transfer Acceleration

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
A recent article at tvtechnology.com, 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, […]

Dev’s Corner: Clean Coding (Part One)

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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 […]

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

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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 […]

Dev’s Corner: Fighting Complexity with Smart Design

Monday, September 30th, 2013
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 […]