Front Porch Digital, the global leader in cloud-based content storage management (CSM) solutions announced an agreement with file-transfer software company Data Expedition, Inc.® on 21st March, 2013 to integrate its ExpeDat™ WAN acceleration product into Front Porch Digital's DIVArchive® 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.
Data Expedition president and founder Seth Noble said, ‘We are extremely pleased that Front Porch Digital has integrated Data Expedition's accelerated file-transfer solution, ExpeDat, into its DIVArchive system. 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."