Archive for the ‘FileCatalyst Direct’ Category

Better Form Uploads

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Old Form Uploads Our existing web applications have used a solid "form upload" mechanism for years, which serves as a fallback for people who cannot (or choose to not) use our Java applets for accelerated uploads. However, as more time goes by, the more it is showing its age. Here are the current limitations:

NAB Show 2013 Wrap Up: Exciting Announcements and New Releases for the Digital Media Industry!

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Last week, the FileCatalyst Team attended NAB Show in Las Vegas. This was a great show with many new, exciting technologies announced (including our own new FileCatalyst Central and FileCatalyst Direct releases) breathing new life into the constantly evolving digital media industry. Along with showcasing our latest FileCatalyst Central and FileCatalyst Direct releases offering extended […]

Pride in our work. Confidence in our performance.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Last year, the FileCatalyst team was approached with an interesting proposition. A PhD researcher from the Anhalt University, Dmitry Kachan, wanted to test multiple transfer solutions from competing vendors as part of his work. He would take a copy of our software, run some tests to see how it performed under various network conditions, and […]

New Feature: Virtual Folders

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Until now FileCatalyst users have been “jailed” in their home directory. This was designed as a security feature to prevent users from browsing the file system. Users could only access files that were found within their sandbox, regardless of the underlying operating system. The flip side to the security this feature was the tight restriction […]

If big data is the new oil, accelerated file transfer is the pipeline!

Friday, November 9th, 2012
"Big data" is the latest buzz word among the IT community. There is much talk about analyzing data to save money and improve efficiency. In fact, there is so much money involved in big data that IBM’s VP of innovation, Bernard Meyerson, referred to big data as the "new oil" at the recent GTEC conference. […]

Analysis On Improving Throughput Part 2: Memory

Monday, June 4th, 2012
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 […]

FileCatalyst 3.0 announced

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
Earlier this month at IBC in Amsterdam, we announced the soon to be released FileCatalyst 3.0. The new version can transfer files really really fast... up-to 10Gbps (1,250 MB/sec) with AES encryption! It also includes a global monitoring console to watch your entire file transfer Eco-system from a single browser window. You can read more […]

FileCatalyst Direct as "Building Blocks"

Monday, April 19th, 2010
FileCatalyst Direct is marketed primarily as our point-to-point file transfer system. At its most basic level, the solution requires server-side installation (FileCatalyst Direct Server), and a connection from a client option. On the client side, you don't even need installation—options like our Web Applets don't need anything from the client except an internet connection and […]

FileCatalyst at IBC

Monday, August 24th, 2009
In a few weeks, we will be in Amsterdam at one of the year's biggest events, the IBC Conference and Exhibition. If you're going to be in attendance, visit us during the exhibition (September 11-15) at booth 7.J41. Check out the press release here The atmosphere is always electric at the IBC, and it's exciting […]

FileCatalyst Direct 2.7.3 Released

Monday, August 24th, 2009
FileCatalyst Direct has received some new features and improvements. The latest version available as a production release is now 2.7.3, and is available for immediate download from your download page. Please contact your representative if you need more details on how to download and/or upgrade. New to FileCatalyst 2.7.3: I/O tests to identify maximum write […]