Web Farm

A “web farm” is a high availability application architecture that is common to many vendors and products.  It usually involves the use of multiple web (HTTP/S) application servers, each serving the same function, and often relying on the use of round-robin session distribution from a network load balancer (NLB).    However, the term is also often[..]

Wide Area Network (WAN)

A network that spans a wide geographical area is referred to as a WAN (Wide Area Network). A WAN consists of a collection of LAN’s (Local Area Networks) connected by a router that maintains both the LAN information and the WAN information. The WAN side of the router will then connect to a communications link[..]

WS_FTP Home

WS_FTP Home was a commercial file transfer client for Windows desktops.  It was in the market for about five years but was retired in favor of a new edition of WS_FTP LE in 2010. WS_FTP Home offered a two-panel user interactive user interface and batch scripts that can be scheduled with Windows scheduler.  The protocols[..]

WS_FTP LE

WS_FTP LE is a free commercial file transfer client for Windows desktops.  The current edition is built on WS_FTP Home‘s code base and was reintroduced to the market in 2010. WS_FTP LE offers a two-panel user interactive interface and its supported protocols are all variants of FTP/S. WS_FTP LE is a stripped down version of[..]

WS_FTP Professional

WS_FTP Professional is a commercial file transfer client for Windows desktops.  It offers a two-panel user interactive interface and batch scripts that can be scheduled with Windows scheduler.  Supported protocols include FTP/S and SFTP, plus proprietary HTTPS connections to MOVEit DMZ. BEST PRACTICE: The WS_FTP clients still constitute one of the most popular desktop FTP[..]