To optimize Aberdeen’s file transfer workflow, several different FileCatalyst solutions were installed in their AWS environment, allowing them to accelerate file transfers and remotely control and monitor both inbound and outbound traffic.
FileCatalyst HotFolder was connected to the FileCatalyst Direct Server and configured with a “Post Task” API call that gives Aberdeen enhanced flexibility and automation actions for completed transfers.
FileCatalyst Direct Server, with its ability to mount Amazon’s S3 file system, lets Aberdeen post and transfer large files directly within their AWS environment, as opposed to using more expensive EBS storage. FileCatalyst also has different installers available for Linux, Windows and Mac, so Aberdeen can target different environments effectively. This allowed them to leverage the Linux operating system, saving operational costs while using FileCatalyst in AWS.
Email notifications were enabled via FileCatalyst Workflow, which informs Aberdeen and their clients when transcoded videos are delivered to receiving stations. Lastly, the FileCatalyst HotFolder application was installed to automate upload and download tasks, letting Aberdeen schedule transfers in advance.