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Load Balancing FTP Services for High Availability

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Oct 27, 2018 @ 02:48 AM

This post was originally published on July 8, 2012 but was updated on October 27, 2018 

Overview

In this post, I'm going to take you through the steps of setting up JSCAPE MFT Gateway to establish load balancing across two FTP servers. Load balanced servers can help you achieve high availability for mission critical file transfer services. We're going to start by creating a new FTP cluster consisting of two FTP servers. Once that FTP cluster is ready, we'll then make it accessible to clients by creating an FTP reverse proxy service that will forward client requests to that cluster.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy, Load Balancing, Tutorials, High Availability

How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Active High Availability Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Oct 05, 2018 @ 05:44 AM

Overview

An active-active high availability SFTP cluster can greatly reduce the chances of downtime by allowing two or more SFTP servers share the load. If you'd like to learn an easy way of setting up this kind of cluster, check out this post.

Note: This post was originally published on Sept 2016 but was updated and re-published on Oct 2018.

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Topics: Load Balancing, High Availability, SFTP, Failover, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE MFT Server

How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Passive Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 10:16 PM

This post was originally published on September 17, 2016 but was updated and republished on September 28, 2018.

Overview

In this quick tutorial, you'll discover an easy way to set up a failover server for your SFTP server and in turn build an SFTP active-passive high availability cluster. 

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Topics: High Availability, Secure File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, SFTP, Failover

Why Your Company's File Transfer Services May Not Be Suited For a 24x7 Economy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

In a 24x7 economy, where companies need to transact with customers or trading partners round the clock, it's not recommended to rely on traditional solutions. Learn why in this post. 

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, High Availability

Load Testing Managed File Transfer Applications

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Sep 04, 2018 @ 10:26 PM

Note: This article was originally published on Dec 9, 2011 but was updated and republished on September 4, 2018.

Overview

Load testing is one activity that can help you in making sure your managed file transfer services are always in optimal conditions. In this post, we'll elaborate more about the importance of load testing and then talk about how JSCAPE MFT Monitor can enable you to gain insightful information from the load tests you run with it.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, High Availability, JSCAPE MFT Monitor

How to Setup High Availability File Transfer Servers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jun 01, 2018 @ 06:35 PM

Overview

One of the challenges of setting up a high availability environment for transfer servers is in making sure the servers involved have the same configurations. But if you're using JSCAPE MFT Server, there are easy ways to do it. One option is to set up your MFT Server instances to use an external RDBMS as a shared global datastore. The second is to use the Failover module. In this post, we'll focus on the latter. MFT Server's Failover module will enable you to synchronize your servers either automatically or manually with a single click.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Managed File Transfer

Amazon S3 vs Local Storage - Where Should You Store Files Uploaded to Your File Transfer Server?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Dec 17, 2017 @ 09:37 AM

Overview

Some modern file transfer servers already have the built-in capability to store uploaded files in different places. For instance, in JSCAPE MFT Server, you have the option to store uploaded files either locally (i.e. on the same machine as the system running the file transfer service itself) or to a remote server or storage service. One of these storage services is Amazon S3. But why would you want to store uploaded files there?

In this post we explore some of the pros and cons of using Amazon S3 as your MFT Server's file storage system compared to the default option, i.e. local storage. 

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Topics: High Availability, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Reverse Proxy

What Types of Businesses Will Benefit Substantially from a MFT Server?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 @ 04:07 AM

Overview

There are good investments and there are great investments. A piece of software can be a great investment if it makes a substantial impact to business. However, because each type of business has its own peculiarities, the extent of the same software's impact can vary from one business to another. There are those that can benefit immensely and there are those where the same software can make little to no impact at all.

In this post, we identify the types of businesses that can make excellent ROI out of a managed file transfer server acquisition. We hope this will help you determine whether an MFT server can be a great investment for you.

 

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Topics: Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer, Managed File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Server, Compliance, High Availability

Video: Load Balancing File Transfer Services

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

In today’s video, we’ll talk about the concepts behind Load Balancing File Transfer Services

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Videos, Load Balancing, Failover, High Availability

Video: Active-Active vs Active-Passive High Availability Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 @ 05:05 PM

In today’s video, we’ll explain the difference between Active-Active and Active-Passive high availability (HA) clusters

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Topics: High Availability, Load Balancing, Videos, Tutorials, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE MFT Server