One of the challenges of setting up an MFT Server active-active high availability cluster is in preventing duplicate trigger executions, especially for triggers that use the Current Time event or Directory Monitor-based events. Most of the time, you only want one node in the cluster to execute a particular trigger.Read More
Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions
This post was originally published on July 8, 2012 but was updated on October 27, 2018
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 FTP 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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Note: This article was originally published on Dec 9, 2011 but was updated and republished on September 4, 2018.
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.
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.
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.Read More
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.