1io service mesh technology

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1io develops platform technology that connects data and services. Our service mesh technology enables a fast and easy scaling or extension of existing structures and systems via microservices and gateways. In addition to service management (interservice communications, routing, monitoring, distribution etc.) and a framework for own front-ends (UI), it also includes a virtual real-time file system for multi-cloud environments.

These technologies are used by BRANDGUARDIAN® in the context of marketing, communication and media production as a basis for products and solutions. Agencies and brands benefit equally from the advantages resulting from the high-performance, extremely secure and very agile infrastructure. Of course, this technology is also an excellent choice in many other areas if you want to be independent of cloud providers, hardware requirements and monolithic applications and need to react flexibly and quickly to new requirements.


Truly Global
Whether your data is stored in cloud-based or on-premise solutions, our virtual real-time filesystem provides it with a truly-global namespace. Users can always be sure they’re working with the latest version.

24-Hour Collaborative Workflows
File-management issues such as compressing, transferring, and extracting are a thing of the past. Data is managed centrally, and accessible globally, allowing for a true 24-hour workflow with current data across all time zones.

Data-Processing Hub
Not only can you be sure that all users are working with the same, up-to-date data, but that data can be processed by applications and microservices running on the MCT service mesh.

Virtual File System
Express any form of data as a file within the file system. For example, express a MySQL database table as an Excel spreadsheet, and update it with a desktop application (or any mesh-enabled application or microservice). The updated data is then pushed back to the MySQL database.

Microservices Architecture
Leverage microservices to consolidate your storage and application silos under one file system. Each silo can be accessed through a gateway service, and the data therein cataloged and accessed via Our virtual real-time filesystem on the service mesh.

Automatic Data Processing
Easily process your data using the best tools possible by connecting them to your mesh via microservices. For example, an edited video file can automatically render using services on AWS, before storing itself in the correct location on your chosen DAM system.

Self-Healing Mesh
With multiple connections between each node, it is always possible to find a new route through the mesh, even when a connection or node disappears. Intelligent routing and service discovery work together to keep applications running, even if the mesh is not at 100%.

Fast Data Access
Active data is cached globally, providing users with speedy access no matter where they are. Even archived data remains user-accessible and can be cached locally in mere minutes.

Virtual File System
The end-user sees a single file system, accessed through standard file-browsing technology, even across multiple storage solutions. Virtual DAM structures can also be accessed, so users always work with the correct copies of their data, without the need for file transfers, ZIP extraction, FTP clients, etc.

Work Global, Feel Local
Work with cloud-based files as if they were stored locally. The low latency and local caching of the MCT service mesh make it suitable for even high-performance environments, such as professional media production.

Low Training Overhead
Access all data using standard file browsers, requiring little to no user training.

Familiar Interface
Browse and use your data from multiple siloed file-storage systems as if the data were stored locally.

Create custom gateway services using our SDK and API. Integrate seamlessly and securely with Enterprise File-Management systems (e.g. Box, DropBox, etc.) or DAM systems. Or call on one of our partners to do it for you.

Leverage a single infrastructure setup for multiple, separate workspaces. Each workspace can have its own encryption to ensure that it is accessed only by those who should access it.

Automatic Data Processing
Transform and process files automatically, by triggering custom services via API calls, hot-folders, custom file-management actions, etc. For example, drop an InDesign file into a folder, and automatically extract an XLIFF for translation alongside a HTML preview of the InDesign file showing any XLIFF changes as they are made.

Service Discovery
New microservices can be plugged in and used by all other microservices on the mesh. Expand the mesh in a form of “pop-up” architecture.

Storage Consolidation
Different locations within a single organization may use their own solutions. Our virtual real-time filesystem consolidates access to your data, ensuring that everyone stays up-to-date.

Data Federation
On-demand data integration makes multiple autonomous data stores available to users as a single, integrated data store.

Software-Defined Storage
Manage your data across all storage solutions in a unified manner, regardless of the underlying hardware.

Multi-Cloud Capabilities
Increase flexibility while avoiding cloud lock-in with Our virtual real-time filesystem. Support for Amazon S3, Azure, Wasabi, etc., allows you to pick and choose the services that best suit your workflow, easily combining them into one solution.

Custom Gateway Services
Our virtual real-time filesystem uses Gateway Services to provide access to all of your legacy storage solutions, whether they be cloud-based or LAN-based. No data is out of your reach.

Unlimited Archival Capacity
Scale your long-term data-retention requirements to whatever your cloud provider offers.

Automatic Archiving
When new production data has gone live and is being cached globally, older data is automatically pushed to the “live” archive. Here it is safely stored, but still fully accessible to users when required.

Fast Data Access
Users can easily access all archived data, caching it locally in mere minutes. No long wait times or transporting of physical media is required.

Secure Access and Authentication
Your existing security infrastructure can be used to control access to data across the entire network, ensuring that users only see what they should.

Secure Data
Our production-ready, ISO-certified network will keep your assets safe. Alternatively, you can run Our virtual real-time filesystem on your own in-house network or favorite cloud provider.

Encrypted (AES256)
All data is protected by AES256 encryption while traveling and at rest. Confidently use public cloud services (e.g. AWS, Dropbox, etc.) as data pools — any data that “leaks” is useless to 3rd parties.

File-System Client
Securely access your data using our “FSClient” file-system client, whether that be through the cloud or from your local encrypted cache. Create individual security policies to suit your needs (e.g. evict the cache after a specified number of unsuccessful logins).

High Availability & Automatic Fail-Over
Multiple paths exist between nodes in a Service-Mesh architecture, ensuring that routes can always be found. Service discovery mechanisms and automatic health checks can ensure that mesh applications keep on working, even if routes disappear.

Monitor your system's performance and health via custom dashboards. Automate alerts to flag any issues with the correct people as they occur.

Service Distribution
Microservices can be distributed across different clouds, infrastructure or hardware. Tailor this distribution as required to optimize latency, speed, cost, bandwidth, etc.

Log any actions taken by users within Our virtual real-time filesystem to ensure that a data-management “paper trail” exists.

High Data Availability
Our virtual real-time filesystem synchronizes copies of your data to at least 3 locations, meaning that if a location is offline, your data will still be available via another route. When the affected location comes back online, its data will be updated to the latest version.

Intelligent Traffic Routing
Weight and customize the routing of traffic to distribute bandwidth, prioritize routes, define fail-over routing, etc. For example, prioritize low-cost traffic and storage infrastructure over higher-cost backup infrastructure.