On Tuesday, AeroFS announced new features. First, it unveiled auditing that will let companies track all usage within the AeroFS Private Cloud for regulatory purposes. Second, it launched an API that will let third-parties build collaborative services that hook into the cloud.
AeroFS cloud services are deployed behind a corporate firewall rather than a public cloud. In this structure, files are shared directly between devices and are reportedly protected end-to-end in transit with AES 256-bit encryption.
The setup process is incredibly simple, which makes it a lot easier to manage than some of the previous methods we've mentioned. If you're interested in creating your own Dropbox-style syncing service that doesn't rely on public servers, AeroFS is worth a look.
...the company has launched a new business-focused product called the Private Cloud. Like the Hybrid Cloud, it lets your users share data between multiple systems without ever touching a central server, but it allows you to use private servers and directory systems for authentication, keeping the entire system behind your firewall and never touching AeroFS' servers.
AeroFS has won some large corporate customers, including a financial services firm in New York that signed up for 1,000 seats...
AeroFS's distinguishing feature is its ability to avoid putting files on servers or any other central location where they could potentially be seen. Files are instead synchronized directly between users' machines, and because they don't have to take extra trips between the machines and a server, the data can travel faster and the software can accommodate more users.
AeroFS provides an experience that's nearly as seamless and simple to explain as Dropbox, but with the added security that comes from keeping your data (and data transfers) confined to your devices rather than on someone else's server.
The level of OS integration present and its ease of configurationmake it one of the most promising 'personal cloud' solutions we've seen so far.
It means that your data is never stored on AeroFS's servers, which makes it appealing for the [...] companies that can't use cloud services like Dropbox. Second, it means you can sync as much data as you'd like without having to pay for additional server-side storage, making it appealing to people who deal with large amounts of data.
The biggest difference between AeroFS and most other solutions on the market is that AeroFS doesn't force you to use a central server with a file storage quota. After installing AeroFS and sharing a folder with a friend or colleague, both computers find each other on the cloud (even through firewalls), and start sending and receiving files directly, through an encrypted link.
The thing that impressed me most about AeroFS was that file sync between computers just worked.
The truth is that you really should be aware of privacy concerns, and be truly aware what's happening with your files in this process.
Dropbox took 12:28 minutes, while AeroFS took only 00:08 seconds. AeroFS is x87 faster than Dropbox in moving a file over the LAN.
Out of ten: "11" was honest opinion. It handled the file sync very well and isn't even out of beta yet! Installation is as fast and smooth as DropBox or G-Drive and is fairly light-weight.
There's zero complicated setup or configuration, and in fact once you've downloaded the client (supported on Linux, Windows and Mac), it's a matter of seconds before you're ready to go. You can additionally share folders with as many people as you like (so long as they have an email address).
Best thing about this is, you dont have to rely on any public service, except for an Internet connection!
Enter AeroFS! My hero!... Zero cloud space means that the only limit to your storage is the space on your hard drive. Most of us nowadays leave our home computers on all the time anyway, so why not let it be the repository of your data?
Besides the obvious problem of the server having complete access to your data, this creates the potential of a hacker acquiring the key and having access to your data. While this is unlikely, it is not impossible. AeroFS is a new file synchronization service that solves many of these potential problems.
Thumbs up! I just wanted to say what a great idea and implementation this is. I love that I can sync between devices and not have to worry about what [cloud storage providers] are hanging on to in their 'cloud' even after I delete it. The distributed P2P system was a great idea. You have created a fantastic service in the last two years. If I was a more talented developer I'd be knocking on your door about the mobile app jobs. Kudos!
Though your field is rife with competitors, I think the model you chose is superior by far and I'm happy to keep trying until you smoke the bugs out.
My professional life has been more and more depended on AeroFS.
For the first time in a *long* time I'm actually making good use of all the spare disk space on an older machine. Before this, backing up the large majority of my main machine's files (the ones that very rarely change) was done hap-hazardly, inconsistently and irregularly.
@aerofs by far the best sync service I've come across :)
I'm using @aerofs to sync large amounts of iTunes media from my Mac to my Windows PC for Plex. It's working great! So much better than [Windows File Share].
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