News on PowerFolder Enterprise Sync and Share
Because of the migration of the PowerFolder Cloud to new, more powerful server at the data center operator Hetzner Online from Nuremberg a little fine tuning is necessary. So today it can once again occasionally come to short-term restrictions on the accessibility of the cloud. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Currently, the PowerFolder cloud is migrating to new, larger and more powerful servers. Therefore, there may be short-term restrictions on service until May 27th. In addition, the PowerFolder cloud is now accessible via IPv6.
Due to the strong increase in user numbers in recent years, Düsseldorf-based dal33t GmbH, developer of the File Sync & Share solution PowerFolder, has now begun with the move of the PowerFolder cloud to new, larger server at data center operator Hetzner Online from Nuremberg. With the near doubling of storage capacity and the faster processors of the new servers, the PowerFolder cloud is well prepared for the future. As a result of the move – which will be completed by May 25 – there may be short-term cloud accessibility issues; but these will only take a few minutes each.
PowerFolder cloud now available via IPv6
For a long time, the basis for any data exchange and communication on the Internet was the Internet Protocol “IPv4”. In purely mathematical terms, this means that four billion Internet addresses can be allocated – which seemed to be sufficient just over 30 years ago, when this standard was developed. In the meantime, however, the pool of addresses has been completely used up,
Although the University of Birmingham (UoB) contract for the File Sync & Share solution PowerFolder of Düsseldorfer dal33t GmbH expires at the end of 2018, the British university decided to extend it early.
Düsseldorf/Birmingham 11.05.2018 – One cannot express their satisfaction with a product better: The University of Birmingham has already extended the contract with dal33t GmbH for the use of PowerFolder, which was previously due to expire at the end of the year 2018, well before the end of its term. Aslam Ghumra of the University’s Research Data Management said, “The developers at PowerFolder have listened to us and helped us with our concerns and ideas, even after our commissioning of PowerFolder at our high-performance data centre.” Christian Sprajc, CEO of dal33t GmbH, the company behind PowerFolder, added, “In the University of Birmingham, I am pleased to have such a long-established university as a customer and I am delighted that we will continue our productive and innovative cooperation well into the future.”
In the summer of 2016, PowerFolder was chosen because it guarantees a tailor-made, competitive solution that integrated easily with the university’s own system. The secure and uncomplicated, flexible collaboration of researchers within the university and with their national
Space.Cloud.Unit (SCU) is the next evolution in the cloud space market. With the world’s first cloud building kit, users can assemble their cloud according to their own wishes and needs. The blockchain project is being developed by File Sync & Share specialist dal33t, developers of the tried-and-tested PowerFolder solution.
Dusseldorf. April 19, 2018 – Anyone who currently uses storage space in the cloud almost always has to make compromises. Sometimes a part of the memory space remains unused, the contract is too long or there are services included that are not needed, but still have to be paid for – simply because they belong to the package. “You just can’t please everyone”, say the providers. Oh, really?
Yes, you can! With “Space.Cloud.Unit” (SCU) users can soon build their ideal, individually tailored cloud service, without having to sign up to inflexible bundled deals and to bind to a provider in the long term. Space.Cloud.Unit allows users to only pay for what they really need in terms of storage space, contract length, services and security standards – and not a single penny more. SCU will then make a first major step towards decentralisation of the previously rigid cloud market.
Blockchain makes it possible
Dal33t GmbH, developer of the proven file sync and share solution PowerFolder, and Dell EMC to cooperate in the areas of public authorities, healthcare, research and education.
Dusseldorf, March 20, 2018 – Due to increased demand for collaboration tools and proven solutions for the secure exchange of files and documents, dal33t / PowerFolder and Dell EMC have entered into a distribution partnership. The aim is to jointly offer future-proof, automated IT solutions for data storage and data transfer. The partnership will initially be limited to Germany and is aimed primarily at federal and state authorities, local authorities, as well as organisations in the healthcare, research, teaching and education sectors.
With dal33t / PowerFolder, Dell EMC has chosen the leading provider of file sync and share solutions for research and education in the German market. In addition to thousands of private sector companies, PowerFolder users include more than 100 German universities across six federal states, research institutes such as the German Cancer Research Center or the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, as well as various state agencies. One of the key benefits of PowerFolder is that the solution meets the stringent requirements of German and European data protection laws. dal33t / PowerFolder and
What features do the customers miss? What can be improved? Because even with the best product there is still room for improvement, dal33t GmbH has started a survey on their File Sync & Share solution PowerFolder. Among the participants will be giving away 5x a terabyte of cloud storage for one year.
Düsseldorf, 09.03.2018 ‑ In order to be able to better consider the wishes and suggestions of its users in the further development of the File Sync & Share solution PowerFolder, Düsseldorf-based dal33t GmbH has launched several small surveys on its website. On topics such as “Mobile Apps”, “Collaboration”, “Usability”, “Security” and “Administration”, users can use short multiple-choice questionnaires to choose which new features they would like to see in PowerFolder in the future. The answer takes only a few minutes; a terabyte of cloud storage with a one-year term will be raffled off five times among the participants. Dal33t-CEO Christian Sprajc: „The survey is designed to help us synchronize PowerFolder development priorities with what our users want and to better tailor our product to the multiple practice needs of our customers.“
The survey, which runs until the end of March, can be found at the following link: http://roadmap.powerfolder.com. Participants in
Dusseldorf-based dal33t GmbH, developer of the file sync&share solution PowerFolder, has announced that it will be uncovering a surprise at the “Workshop on Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing” (CS3), which takes place from 29th to 31st January 2018 in Krakow, Poland.
The “Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing Conference” (CS3) is taking place for the fourth time and this year, after Geneva (2014), Zurich (2016) and Amsterdam (2017), Krakow was chosen as the venue for the neutral platform for the manufacturer-independent exchange of ideas and information. The numerous workshops of the three-day event will include presentations and discussions about file sync&share solutions and concepts, as well as their improvements and users’ practical experiences. There will also be a special focus on scientific and technical applications and environments.
On the second day of the event, dal33t’s CEO, Christian Sprajc, will present his innovative concept of a “Blockchain powered Open-Source Cloud-Space Marketplace”, which is currently being developed under the title “Space.Cloud.Unit”. The 20-minute talk will take place on January 30th at 4.35 pm in the AGH Computer Science Building D-17. Details of this exciting topic will soon be made available via the relevant press and media channels.
Link to CS3: http://cs3.cyfronet.pl
Upgrade now to the newest PowerFolder Version
Today we made the third Service Pack for PowerFolder Version 11 publicly available. As always the new Service Pack improves security, performance and stability, but does not contain major features. Beyond that this Service Pack also lays the foundation for many great things to come in the next major version, for example extended connectivity to many other services (OpenCloudMesh) and advanced encryption .
To ensure that your PowerFolder installation remains as reliable and secure as you are used to, please make sure that you update your servers and clients as soon as possible. Download Clients and Servers Download the new iOS app Download the new Android app
Among the improvements in 11.3 are:
- Mount external WebDAV shares as server storage path
- Zero downtime data-migration of servers
- Mounting folders as drives now works with Shibboleth
- Introduction of webhooks for file operations and access (beta)
- Reduced CPU load
- Improved multi-tenant and reseller support
- File versioning during document editing
- Multiple video upload from the mobile app
- Improved API
- Improved WebDAV support
Also with this release we have fixed several bugs, among those:
- Mobile app now correctly supports Android 7
- Fixed bug on XSS security
In the time between 19.00 CET and 19.00 CET dureing the night from 20.04.2017 to 21.04.2017. We perform hardware testing and hardware extension on parts of our public cloud. In this time it is possible that some user will be temporarily not able to access their data. We ask for your understanding and patience. Users of Private Cloud installations will be not affected.