FTS – File Transfer Service is a data movement service developed at CERN that reliably copies one Storage URL to another.

It is based on 3rd party copy (e.g. gsiftp) to achieve this and implements mechanisms to ensure reliability of the copies and an internal scheduler to ensure an optimal usage of the network channels and bandwidth maintaining a high availability of the service.

It is a mature product (at TRL9) extensively used in production by many Virtual Organizations, including the LHC experiments as a fundamental components of their data management system to move data from one Grid site to another. FTS is a TRL9 service, but developments are envisaged to have an optimal integration into the Orchestrator.