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Notre Dame is looking into managed file transfer solutions.  Any commentary on direct experience with specific products is much appreciated.  I'm happy to aggregate feedback and post to ITANA if desired.

Best,
Sharif
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Message from klyons@mit.edu

MIT recently acquired UC4 but haven’t implemented file transfer yet, we’re focused on job scheduler components first

 

Our current solution is largely custom (scripts,ftp,gpg,ssh,scp etc)

 

 

 

Kevin Lyons

Enterprise Architect
Information Services & Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room W92-127
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-258-6483
klyons@mit.edu

 

Not sure why exactly you are looking for, but if it's for "production" then we've been using UC4 for many years. It is the basis of most of our production operations, scheduling jobs, dependencies, running file transfers with internal and external business partners and so on.
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Hi –  McGill has been using UC4 (formerly AppWorx) for several years. We have a central file server, managed by our Business Production group, for units to deposit finance feeds, etc. Files to be transferred to external sites are staged on that server, encrypted with PGP (if recipient site supports it) and transferred via scp/sftp.

 

Let me know if you’d like more detail or want to talk to someone in BP.

 

Shelly Feran
McGill University

514-398-4444; shelly.feran@mcgill.ca

 

Shelly,

I'd appreciate a contact in BP, as I'm interested in the operational aspects, specifically:
  • File transfer standards
  • Reporting
  • Notification/alerts
  • Stability
  • Integration with the scheduler
Thanks again,
Sharif

We've been using Globus Online quite a bit at UM for moving research data. Although it's primary focus is research, specifically to the XSEDE resources, Globus Online can be used in other scenarios too. It's built on top of Amazon's cloud (for throughput scalability) and is a project originating out of Argonne, I believe. Has a pretty nice web interface too.

We use Tivoli Workload Scheduler.  Here is a link to the service page for the service:

http://www.doit.wisc.edu/job_scheduling/opc/opc.aspx

"We set up the FTP process in the background and have the our job scheduler run it" is what my service team lead says.

Jim

Message from mgdaley@umich.edu

We are also collaborating with our Medical Center IT group to leverage a product they have called "MOVEit Central" (http://www.ipswitchft.com/Products/MOVEitCentral/Index.aspx?ps=1 ). They currently use it for moving HIPAA-related data from the Health System and Med School, but we are exploring the possibility of expanding that use to include Export Restricted data for campus. It's windows based, integrates with Active Directory groups, and supports Java and ActiveX clients.
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From: Traci Ruthkoski <truthkos@UMICH.EDU>
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Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:29:33 -0500
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Subject: Re: [ITANA] Managed File Transfer

We've been using Globus Online quite a bit at UM for moving research data. Although it's primary focus is research, specifically to the XSEDE resources, Globus Online can be used in other scenarios too. It's built on top of Amazon's cloud (for throughput scalability) and is a project originating out of Argonne, I believe. Has a pretty nice web interface too.