EFT Enterprise v 7.4.2 Updates Include Improved Support for High Availability, Cloud and Person-to-Person File Sharing
We’re excited to announce that a new version of EFT is now available. This version of EFT has been designed to reinforce support for our customers who use EFT to move their most important files and data. From support for on-premises deployments to those moving to the cloud, we continue to make EFT more powerful and more user friendly. A few important feature updates include:
Enhanced Support for Active-Active High Availability Clustering Deployments
EFT is an irreplaceable part of many of our customers’ IT infrastructures. It is used for everything from moving telemetry information from off-shore oil rigs to multimillion dollar trade data for financial institutions. Each of these industries has one thing in common: It’s crucial that every one of their transfers makes it to its destination. When your systems have the most stringent RTO and RPO requirements, a highly available system design is necessary.
In EFT 7.4.2, we’ve implemented features and functionality designed to make the maintenance and operation of these complex and mission-critical systems even easier.
- Server Drain Functionality -- Server restarts and maintenance are often not an easy process. With a designated window for planned service or maintenance outages, it’s crucial that these processes are taken care of quickly and on schedule. The new server drain functionality in EFT allows admins to automatically or manually “drain” file transfers. This allows EFT to wait until current transfers and event rules are complete before restarting or shutting down, thus decreasing the occurrence of partial file transfers and processes.
- Unicast Communication -- We’ve added support for a unicast communication method to facilitate communication between cluster nodes along with our current multicast method. Unicast is an alternative for use in situations where multicast is not available.
Additional Support for Person-to-Person File Sharing
We’ve continued to enhance support for transactional file sharing in the Workspaces module. EFT 7.4.2 includes support for a pick-up and a drop-off portal. The drop-off portal provides an easy method for people outside of an organization to send large files securely to users within an organization. An enhanced pick-up portal allows users to retrieve files and reply to senders. Enhanced support for ReCAPTCHAs, and an ability to set an email alias reinforce the security of these transactions.
New Auto-scaling Capabilities in Amazon Web Services
One of the most appealing benefits of the move to the cloud is the efficient use of resources. For those charged with resource planning, it can be difficult to plan for bursts in traffic. While teams can plan for the “high watermark” on demand, this often leaves organizations with excess capacity for the rest of the time.
This is why auto-scaling functionality was so important as we put together our roadmap for cloud functionality. With support for high availability auto-scaling in AWS, EFT can now scale up to accommodate bursts of traffic and then scale-down once peak traffic has past. This provides organizations with big savings in resources and provides crucial load balancing or disaster resource tools
We’re excited to introduce these new features designed to make your file transfer infrastructure more powerful, more resilient, and even easier to use. If you would like to try the new EFT features for yourself, download a free 30-day trial today.
Peter Merkulov – Vice President of Product Strategy and Technology Alliances
Peter Merkulov serves as Vice President of Product Strategy and Technology Alliances at Globalscape. He is responsible for leading and overseeing the product strategy, product management, product marketing, and technology alliances teams.