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FTS: File Transfer Service

File Transfer Service at CERN

Open source software to transfer data reliably and at large scale between storage systems

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WHY CHOOSE US?


FTS distributes the majority of Large Hadron Collider data
across the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) infrastructure.
Developed by CERN.

Simplicity

Easy users interaction for submitting transfers with simple copy format.

WebFTS portal for end-users and Real Time monitoring.

Reliability and Integrity

Checksums and retries are provided per transfer.

Flexibility and Scalability

Multiprotocol support (Webdav/https, GridFTP, xroot, SRM).

Different clients to access the service (curl, python bindings and CPP CLI).

Transfers from/to different storages (EOS, DPM, Object Storages, STORM, dCache, CTA, ..).

Intelligence

Parallel transfers optimization to get the most from network without burning the storages.

Priorities/Activities support for transfers classification.

AWESOME NUMBER FACTS

12

Virtual Organizations

20PB

Volume/week

26M

Transfers/week

10

FTS Instances

CORE FEATURES

FTS provides some key components to accomplish the multiple use cases that exist in the scientific community.

STORAGE INTERFACE

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LATEST NEWS

Here we show the latest news. All news can be accesible here

FTS has joined the XDC Project

FTS has joined forces with the XDC Project to bring data movement and QoS management to the next generation of scientific data infrastructures.

NA62 is transfering 4-10 TiB per day

NA62 now uses FTS for Data AcQuisition, thanks to our new DAQ FTS instance for that purpose.


FTS as the interface to archival storage

FTS is providing common metrics for different tapes systems to help experiments answer their question what they can expect from tapes.

OUR USERS

Our users/researchers belongs to different Virtual Organizations (VOs) where usually research in different experiments.