BitTorrent Sync App Reached 1 Petabyte Of Shared DataAdded: Monday, May 20th, 2013
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Just a fortnight after Sync Alpha has officially been introduced by BitTorrent, the app is proud to announce that Internet users enjoy it extensively, sharing and organizing an impressive amount of information – 1PB.
BitTorrent Sync Alpha is a very secure file syncing/managing service similar to Dropbox. The only difference is that it uses P2P technology and therefore needs no “cloud”. So, the advantages of the service are numerous: first of all, there is no limit to the files you share or sync, while the downloading and uploading speeds are only limited by your bandwidth. And, of course, the service is absolutely free.
It recently turned out that Sync Alpha has been a great success, accounting for an amazing amount of data – 1 Petabyte. BitTorrent Inc. pointed out that the Internet Archive, one of the largest online repositories of media, contains 10 petabytes of data, which shows that Sync is really massive and still growing – in average, more than 70 terabytes of anonymous data are synced every day.
The best part about the service is that it was built for secure sharing – the company only has general statistics about the app, but doesn’t have any access to private data. This huge success of the service wasn’t foreseen, but somewhat expected. Experts admit that signs of becoming one huge piece of software competing with other established services were really obvious. For instance, ever since BitTorrent Inc. announced its plans to start a syncing service in January and until the end of April when Sync was officially released, people synced more than 200TB of data.
The developers explain that the app was designed to solve for fundamental challenges to data synchronization, including limitations on speed, size, space, file security and dependency on cloud infrastructure. Since Sync is based on distributed technology, users are able to sync a limitless number of big files, with transfers being encrypted. In the meanwhile, data isn’t stored on any server, or in the cloud.
The software is compatible with Mac OS X (Snow Leopard or later), Windows, and Linux. The Synch’s official website says that users can install the app on Network Attached Storages (NAS) running on Linux with ARM, PowerPC, i386 and x86_64 architecture. The developers promise to also support most popular mobile platforms in future.
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