Introduction Remote desktops and virtual applications are critical, and growing, part for many businesses. Running applications in a non-persistent and virtual environment requires simplified management of user-profiles and Microsoft Office 365 applications. FSLogix by Microsoft was designed to improve the Virtual Desktop user experience and simplify the profile management in the Citrix and VMware VDI […]
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% […]
We are pleased to announce the availability of Resilio Sync 2.7, which includes several new features and core performance improvements. New capabilities include: Sync two or more folders on the same computer (pro) Set a custom name for a sync share Manual rescan of a folder Many core performance improvements and bug fixes The release […]
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, […]
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 […]
The Challenge of Big Data The weight of the world’s data is growing at an exponential rate, accumulating across an increasingly global and interconnected enterprise. On top of this, the pace of business is faster than ever, accelerated by digitization and machine learning where potential is maximized by the inverse relationship of data and time. […]
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) […]
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 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? 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Rsync is one of the most well-known tools for synchronizing and sending data over the network. It was the very first tool that combined file synchronization with delta encoding and compression. Resilio Connect takes it to the next level.
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. […]
Introduce P2P speed and flexibility into your file backup and synchronization jobs What is GoodSync? GoodSync is a well-known backup and folder synchronization tool that is built on a standard client-server architecture. It does a solid job of transferring data and synchronizing files between two computers. GoodSync, and programs similar to GoodSync, handles two major […]
A NAS migration can be quite challenging for large-scale efforts. Major concerns include minimizing any downtime to users and maximizing data transfer rates without adversely affecting network performance. It’s also vitally important to verify the accuracy of all the data after the migration. There are also many other tedious tasks, and some of those are […]
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 […]