VPN Alternative: Fast and Secure Remote Access to Your Files

Overview: Remote Access and Work from Home Even before the world made an almost overnight shift to remote work in response to COVID-19, working from home was becoming a widely accepted practice. Global Workplace Analytics studied the annual American Community Survey conducted between 2005 and 2018 and found that regular work from home rose an astounding 173% […]

FTP Alternative: Fast, Secure and Reliable File Transfer

FTP alternative

Introduction – File Transfer Protocol (FTP) FTP is a popular solution to implement file sharing within or between organizations. People use it to send and receive files, projects and assets across the Internet. Companies usually choose FTP for simplicity and flexibility. However, the growth of Internet speed, size of data transferred and more complex workflows, […]

FRS to DFSR Migration and Other Options

File Replication for Windows Servers Microsoft has a long-lasting line of products to provide file replication between windows servers. The mechanism of replicating files for a distributed file system allows building a responsive file system with fast local access to files on Windows servers. Replication is an essential part of a Distributed File System (DFS) […]

IBM Aspera Alternative: Fast File Transfer of Large Files

Aspera alternative

IBM Aspera is a well-known software solution for sending big files at high-speed around the globe. It is based on the point-to-point UDP protocol that overcomes TCP/IP insufficiency over long-distance networks (WAN). Although it achieves maximum speed in point-to-point data transfers, it is not the best solution for other uses cases. In this blog post, […]

What is Object Storage? Benefits of Object Storage vs. File Storage

What is object storage? Object storage is a method of data storage that emerged in the mid-1990s as researchers foresaw that existing storage methods would eventually start to show their limitations in certain scenarios. True to its name, object storage treats data as discrete units, or objects, that are accompanied by metadata and a universally […]

A DFSR Alternative: Fast & Resilient P2P File Replication with Connect

What is DFSR? DFSR (sometimes written DFS-R), or distributed file system replication, is a feature of Windows Server for replicating files across several servers. Microsoft introduced this feature in Windows NT4.0 as an add-on, and it became a standard feature in Windows 2000 server and on. Basically, it was an attempt by Microsoft to solve […]

A Robocopy Alternative, Resilio Connect

What is Robocopy? Robocopy (Robust File Copy) is an MS DOS command-line tool for copying files, folders or drives for Windows OS. It is an upgraded version of xcopy and copy commands in Windows. Robocopy vs. Rsync Robocopy is included into MS Windows operating system as a default package for all versions starting from Vista. […]