VPN Alternative: Fast and Secure Remote Access to Your Files

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, […]

How to Check DFS Replication Status

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Introduction Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R or DFSR) is a native replication service in Windows that organizations can use to replicate folders across servers in distributed locations.  DFS-R is available in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and later and serves multiple purposes, from replicating the SYSVOL directory (replacing the older FRS) and as a replacement […]

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) […]

4 Scenarios for Fast and Secure Remote Worker Data Access

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Remote Worker Introduction As companies increase the number of remote workers or employees working for home, the ability to quickly, reliably and securely access company servers and files becomes crucial for business continuity. Increasingly, these solutions need to operate on a “company-wide” scale as businesses prepare for significant disruptions in response to the threat of […]

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 […]

WAN Optimized Data Transfer and Sync

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What is wide area network (WAN) optimization? The wide area network, or WAN, is a lot like the local area network (LAN) but large. Very large, in fact. Whereas the LAN connects a concentrated pool of devices, the WAN provides a way of unifying smaller networks by linking them together over long physical distances. When […]

Satellite Data: Challenges and Limitations

Satellite Internet Data

What is satellite data? Sometimes it seems physical telecom infrastructure—copper, fiber and the like—has extended to every corner of the planet. But there are still large areas beyond its reach. Many organizations and individuals operate in those remote locations or in highly mobile environments. Their basic connectivity relies heavily on satellite data. Like its name […]

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

Table Of Contents: What is Robocopy? Robocopy vs. Rsync Robocopy Moves Files Robocopy Features Problems and Solutions of Robocopy Robocopy Operating Systems Limitations Robocopy Speed Robocopy Moves Files Robocopy File Size Limit Robocopy and SSH Robocopy and Throttle Bandwidth/Limit Bandwidth Robocopy Bugs Resilio Connect vs. Robocopy What is Robocopy? Robocopy (Robust File Copy) is an […]

How to use Resilio Connect to improve SCCM distribution

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is commonly used to centrally manage large number of devices. You’re probably using it for security compliance, patching, and auditing of Windows machines. Frequently, updates need to be distributed to remote offices and remote devices, and that’s where Connects powerful distribution and synchronization capabilities can augment or replace SCCM’s […]

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


“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, […]

Real-Time File Synchronization

How to implement a scalable real-time synchronization solution for any file, folder or app size, over any network infrastructure, if you can’t or won’t use the cloud. Introduction As the world becomes more distributed, the workflow between teams is increasingly complex. A common scenario is of several teams working from different locations, that all need […]