BitTorrent Partners with OneHub, Introduces a ‘Peer in the Cloud’ Approach for Enterprise
Back in 2013, BitTorrent released an API for Sync, with the goal to improve transfer speeds and help developers leverage its peer-to-peer file sharing abilities in their own applications. Today, the company is bringing out version 2.0 of its API kit, and announced a new partnership with OneHub – a cloud storage service for businesses.
OneHub Sync solves one of the biggest problems with BitTorrent Sync via a hybrid approach to what the two companies call Peer-to-Peer+One. With this very approach, users will be able to get the best of two worlds.
The standard version of BitTorrent Sync requires at least one of the two peer computers to be connected to Sync in order for file-sharing to occur. With OneHub Sync integrated into the BitTorrent’s, there’s essentially an always-on server in the cloud, providing for a peer with an adequate file-sharing speed to which users can connect with.
“Sync is ideal for organizations with hundreds of people, or individual workgroups,” said Erik Pounds, vice president of product management for BitTorrent Sync, in a blog post announcing the news.
The combined offering is aimed at large businesses as it delivers all the key features for enterprises, including speed, scalability, reliability and security, Pounds noted.
Further, OneHub claims to provide bank-level encryption for all your data, with activity tracking to monitor who has accessed files, and option to set sharing permissions.
This unique storage offering is expected to give BitTorrent an edge over the cloud-only competitors like Box and Dropbox.
OneHub Sync is now available with a free 14-day trial on Mac or Windows. After the trial period, pricing starts at US$29.95/month with 1TB of storage for up to three users.