Software on the edge

The fastest data on your network is the data you already have

In our latest installment of “Industries on the Edge,” we’ll explore a scene of massive innovation and transformation in an industry that’s become a catalyst for change in all others.  An industry that signals its unprecedented agility with terms of art like “continuous improvement”, “continuous integration” and “continuous deployment”. It’s also an industry being driven […]

What’s old is new again: Industries on the edge

Have you ever noticed the technology industry has a peculiar habit of repackaging things we’ve always done as something totally new and revolutionary? For example, putting computers in dedicated rooms where they can be cared for by operational experts is a practice as old as computing itself. But refer to this as “the Cloud” and […]

On the edge: The only real problem is scaling

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“The only real problem is scaling.  All others inherit from that one.” — Mike O’Dell, Chief Scientist, UUNet Building and running applications at the edge of the network is a complex exercise in distributed systems engineering.   And the challenge is often one of operations and scale. When we think of scaling challenges at the edge, […]

Reaching ExaByte Scale

Early in my career, when I was still running BitTorrent, I would frequently give talks highlighting the incredible scaling challenges that exist at the edge of the network. To make the point, I liked to riff on a popular report published by Cisco that was called the ExaByte Era. It documented the exponential growth in […]

How to Make a Virtual Data Center with your Existing Infrastructure

Before starting Resilio, one of the coolest applications of BitTorrent technology I ever saw was when some of the world’s largest technology companies started using the protocol to upgrade operating systems at massive scale in minimal time. I believe Twitter was the first, with a system written by Larry Gaeda (now the founder/CEO of Envoy, […]

Announcing Resilio Connect

Throughout the development of Sync, we’ve been talking about an exciting new product referred to as ‘Sync IT’ for some time.  Today we’re pleased to announce the new product is now available as Resilio Connect. Even with the new name, the goal is the same:  To power your enterprise applications with the same resilient and […]

The Future of Sync

When we launched Sync in 2013, we wanted to make a statement.  To offer a glimpse of a future unlike anything else in the market.  A future where the cloud was NOT the final resting place for all your data, locked away, beyond your control.

Introducing Resilio

In today’s modern enterprise, the files that power business are getting larger, the frequency of updates and patches are higher than ever before, and the number of endpoints and “things” on the network continue to grow exponentially.  All of this is driven by an ever increasing appetite and need to share larger, more complex information […]

Why I Started Resilio

As the long time CEO of BitTorrent, I was honored to be a small part of our mission to empower users and make the Internet better through distributed technology.  And as you look across the products we built in recent years, these lofty aspirations are reflected throughout. But aspirations and technology alone are insufficient when […]