Video: Why Onehub Sync is secure

We built the new Onehub Sync to be fast. But when your company is collaborating on mission critical files, you also need security. Protecting your data is our top priority at Onehub, which is why we made sure the new Onehub Sync is secure.

In addition to encrypting communication between peers you sync with, files stored in the cloud through Onehub are encrypted in transit and at rest. In this brief video, Onehub CEO, Charles Mount and Onehub CTO, Brian Moran, provide a brief explainer on the security built in to Onehub Sync.

How “both/and” helped shape our new P2P+Cloud sync product


Too often in business, when we encounter a problem we think of the solution in terms of “either/or.” Instead of limiting our options, a better approach is to view any potential outcome as a “both/and.” When my company, Onehub, looked at the problem of enterprise file synchronization, we knew that using a combination of both cloud and peer-to-peer technologies offered the best solution.

File syncing is the way you make sure the files you have spread across various locations are all up to date. When you make a change on your laptop, syncing ensures that those changes propagate out to not only all of your devices — but to everyone else you have shared those files with.

It’s no surprise cloud adoption is accelerating in the enterprise. Cloud offers a level of convenience, flexibility, and ubiquity that can’t be matched by local network storage. But the cloud lacks in one major area — speed. Updating files via local networks is faster — but you lose out on some of the convenience of the cloud.

When doing large scale file syncing, enterprises need both speed and convenience. Read More…

Video: How Onehub Sync’s “peer-to-peer+one” makes file syncing better

Onehub released its all new Onehub Sync app today, delivering a better file sync and collaboration experience for the enterprise. You can read all about it here and here. But if you are looking for a more multimedia explainer, we’ve prepared a brief video for you. In it, Onehub CEO, Charles Mount, Onehub CTO, Brian Moran and Onehub Lead Developer, Leigh Caplan walk you through the basics of Onehub Sync’s “peer-to-peer+one” approach, and why it’s so powerful.

The all new Onehub Sync officially launches

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Last year we spoke to a number of our customers to find out what Onehub feature was most important to them. Across the board they said they wanted faster file syncing for workgroups. So we set out to build the fastest and best file sync on the market, and today we’re happy to announce the official release of the all-new Onehub Sync.

We introduced the Onehub Sync beta a few months back, and a number of Onehub customers helped us test the product. Response has been fantastic, and we’ve made a few nips, tucks, and tweaks to enhance it even more.

The all-new Onehub Sync is built from the ground up to deliver blazing fast updates for the enterprise. To do this, we created an approach we call “peer-to-peer+one,” which leverages the power of the BitTorrent Sync API and adds a layer of tools that meet the business requirements of large-scale companies. Read More…

Introducing the brand new

Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 11.18.47 AMYou may have noticed some changes around lately. We just finished a complete redesign of our site to give it a cleaner, updated look.

We took a device-agnostic approach to this version of the site, which means visitors will get a beautiful experience, regardless of whether they’re on a desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet.

Big shout out to Matthew Anderson and Andrew Juarez for all their hard work imagining, creating, iterating, and implementing the new look.

Breakwater Chicago uses Onehub Data Rooms for financial data sharing

Breakwater Chicago wants to build a huge, floating, entertainment resort on the waters of Lake Michigan just off the shores of Chicago. Coming off a successful crowdfunding campaign to gauge public interest last year, the company has a goal of raising $23 million to fund its ambitious project.

In a post on the company’s corporate blog, Breakwater President and Co-Founder, Beau D’arcy breaks down the Nuts and Bolts of Raising Capital. D’Arcy writes that Data Rooms are a “critical tool” in this process and explains why he likes using Onehub’s Data Room solution. Not only is it an easy way to store business plan documents in the cloud, it’s great to share that data with investors:

Then you can give investors access to the Data Room and, my favorite part, you get to monitor their activity from your control panel. Being able to see if investors are actually accessing your Data Room will tell you how serious they are, and therefore how much time you should devote to them in your sales process. You can also tell if folks are viewing, printing or downloading individual files, so if one investor is spending a lot of time on your financial model, you should think about a touch-point that’s relevant, like maybe some supporting stats published in a magazine that validate your revenue projections. And, a key to this system, is that a nondisclosure screen pops-up when you first access the Data Room, which simplifies the whole NDA issue greatly and helps to protect your intellectual property.

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Seattle won’t be the next Silicon Valley (and that’s great!)

IMG_1823There is a saying I’m fond of: “Do not follow in the footsteps of the masters — seek what they sought.” I like it because trying to duplicate other people’s success is the surest way to fail. Thankfully, in terms of building a robust environment for businesses to thrive, Seattle seems to be on a path of creating its own success, and on its own terms.

A clear illustration of where simply trying to copy someone else doesn’t work was the brief mania years ago when cities across the country were all vying to become the next Silicon _____: Silicon Alley, Silicon Bayou, Silicon Shire (sadly lacking in any Hobbits). The problem with many of these wannabes was that they were trying to be just like the Valley.

It was a mercenary money grab attempt that paid no attention to what made the Valley, “the Valley” (which, for the sake of this piece, we’ll use to mean the entire Bay Area). They ignored the confluence of events that helped make the Valley explode: Read More…