We had a successful maintenance update over the weekend! Thanks again for your patience while we performed much-needed upgrades. As a quick recap:
- We upgraded our core network infrastructure with new switching gear from Juniper. The faster hardware and redundant infrastructure mean better performance for you and significantly less downtime in the future.
- We enabled support for the TLS 1.2 protocol for improved security when uploading and downloading files.
- We upgraded our firewalls with new, faster hardware.
Out With the Old, In With the New
These changes will allow us to provide you with better, more reliable service.
Ending Support for Java Uploader – June 30, 2017
On the software side, our Java uploader for folders and files will be fading in to the sunset on June 30, 2017. If you’ve ever needed to upload folders to ExaVault through a web browser, you may have not-so-fond memories of clicking that little “Enable Java uploader box” and then fighting with Java to make sure you had the latest version.
As web browser built-in tools have improved and Java has become less welcome in the browser world, we’re joining the crowd and phasing out our Java uploader as of June 30th, 2017. We already have support for folder uploads through the Google Chrome browser and will be shortly adding support for folder uploads to other major browsers before June 30th. If you rely on the Java uploader to upload large files or folders, there are a few things you can do now to prepare;
- Take a look at the Google Chrome browser. It already has the ability to upload folders when connected to ExaVault.
- For very large files, especially those over 2GB, consider using an FTP client. FileZilla is a very popular client, but ExaVault works with any standard FTP client. You may even find the upload time to be quicker than with a web browser.
- Keep tuned for news of additional browsers gaining the ability to upload folders.
Additionally, if you’re one of the few customers still using our legacy file uploader applet at https://files.exavault.com, that will be permanently disabled on June 30, 2017.