Category Syncplify Server!

Heterogeneous (cross-system) high-availability

Just a quick update to let everyone know that Syncplify Server! v6 is going to support heterogeneous high-availability deployments.

What’s that?

That’s when you have two or more nodes (machines or VMs) running Syncplify Server!, all acting as a single larger SFTP server… and they are heterogeneous because (unlike most competitors) in our design each node can have a different operating system.

Yes, you got that right: you can have, for example, a 2-node high-availability (HA) set with one node running on Windows and the other node running on Linux.

PowerShell over SSH-2 with full colors and autocomplete

In Server! versions 1 through 5, we used a pseudo-shell self-contained process that would work as a host for a “cmd.exe” sub-process to provide shell access to system administrators via SSH-2. This was very limited, didn’t implement an actual pty, didn’t support colors, and the pipelining between main and sub process was fixed.

The new version 6, instead, we support both PowerShell (including PowerShell 7) and CMD, and we export an actual pty with full support for terminal colors and even auto-complete.

Here’s a sneak-peek to show the progress:

This is PowerShell 7, over SSH-2, from a Linux VM to a Windows VM, via Syncplify Server! v6.