If you have responsibility for any part of a mission critical operation, you know the world is full of surprises. No matter your personal best efforts and those of your team, whatever can go wrong in tech eventually will, interrupting development or IT production workflow.
Key in reliably delivering software builds and artifacts is a solution that automatically overcomes all possible errors without human intervention. Most systems are prone to failure. You should be certain that your synchronization set-up for CI/CD is designed for high reliability.
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 […]
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 […]
“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, […]
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 […]
DFSR, or distributed files 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 a Microsoft to solve the complex problem of distributing […]
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 is included into MS Windows operating system as a default package for all versions starting from Vista. Robocopy is the Windows alternative to […]