Our use case requires individuals across the organization to be able to access the same spreadsheets, checklists, and other files remotely or from within the office. We explored using a shared network drive as an alternative to Dropbox, but VPN tunneling and other hurdles made the workflow too clunky for remote access.
Sync’s ability to move data directly and securely from device to device and keep it at rest on devices we control was the key feature. I also liked that Sync didn’t require us to subscribe to heavy services — the $40 / year Pro price tier is very reasonable and will easily scale as our organization continue to grow. Switching from Dropbox to Sync was pretty much plug and play and we’re continuing to enjoy the security, control, and speed Sync provides.
Just one example of many. BitTorrent Sync has come a long way. With NAS getting better and cheaper (and BitTorrent Sync as app on most of the popular brands) BitTorrent Sync becomes a serious alternative to cloud based services. If nothing else it is far cheaper. Not to mention the speed in your local network far outpaces any upload speed to any cloud server..
Update: See also the coming B2B expansion:
Sync IT is engineered for file replication with performance, scalability and security in mind. We’re working on features to help manage and automate file workflows, internally and across sites, securely using encrypted replication to thousands of clients. Some key features of the product will be:
• Centrally managed, browser-based control of all deployed instances
• Multi-platform support including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, & Mobile
• Sync engine runs as a service
• Can be controlled via UI, APIs or Command Line
• Headless clients
• Scheduler with the ability to throttle or stop syncing based on time of day or day of week