Front Porch Digital, the global leader in cloud-based content storage management (CSM) solutions, today announced an agreement with file-transfer software company Data Expedition, Inc.(R) to integrate its ExpeDat(TM) WAN acceleration product into Front Porch Digital's DIVArchive(R) V7.1 CSM system. The integration gives DIVArchive users a WAN acceleration option that is fully managed and supported by Front Porch Digital, and is the first direct integration of a WAN acceleration protocol directly into a CSM cloud-based solution.
"Part of Front Porch Digital's mission is, literally, to partner with the world's best technology companies to make the content management process smoother, simpler, and more efficient -- particularly for multisite operations. Adding Data Expedition's ExpeDat to the process is one more way we fulfill on that mission," said Andy Hurt, vice president, product management at Front Porch Digital. "Having direct access to ExpeDat will speed file transfers for our customers who use DIVAnet and the cloud-based LYNX service, both of which rely on WANs for getting data back and forth."
ExpeDat file transfer software is a high-performance alternative to legacy technologies such as FTP, SFTP, HTTP, and CIFS. It eliminates TCP vulnerabilities with the only pure-UDP file-transfer solution available. ExpeDat uses 100 percent of available bandwidth to achieve WAN file transfers that have proven to be as much as seven times faster than with other technologies. The self-contained clients require no installers or admin rights and have no dependence on Java or plug-ins.
"We are extremely pleased that Front Porch Digital has integrated Data Expedition's accelerated file-transfer solution, ExpeDat, into its DIVArchive system," said Seth Noble, Data Expedition president and founder. "With Front Porch Digital's best-in-class media workflow and Data Expedition's laser-like focus on UDP-based transport technology, this partnership was a natural fit for both companies."
Front Porch Digital specializes in video archive, migration, and online video publishing, supplying solutions that are at the heart of file-based workflows within the world's best known media brands. Now, with the introduction of the LYNXSM platform, these solutions are moving to the cloud, enabling greater access, better availability, lower costs, and the highest possible security. In addition, DIVAnet(R) supports any number of fully independent DIVArchive CSM systems connected together across any type of wide area network (WAN) to form a globally distributed content storage repository.
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