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Roadmap Update 12.03–12.17

For the first time, we welcome you to the roadmap update as Syntropy. The secret is out. One more roadmap milestone is now complete. We have evolved from a niche tech startup into a global movement. Let’s dive in.

NOIA becomes Syntropy

NOIA is now Syntropy, and all social media accounts reflect that. We’ve reached out to every website carrying our brand to push necessary changes. The token will remain $NOIA to reflect the history and journey of our movement. To our token holders, there is absolutely no action needed.

With that out of the way, why Syntropy?

To understand Syntropy, we must first understand entropy. Entropy is best defined as the general tendency towards complexity. It can be considered a law of the universe, with everything moving toward greater and greater chaos.

In contrast, Syntropy acts as the opposite force. If entropy is chaos and randomness, Syntropy is order, harmony, symmetry, and balance. Syntropy is the hidden order within randomness. It organizes growth and expansion.

How is that related to the Internet?

Well, the Internet is actually one of the best examples of duality between entropy and Syntropy. Our vision of the Internet is syntropic. It is compatible with the current infrastructure and protocols, but it introduces global intelligence, connecting users and devices into one harmonious network that efficiently uses the underlying infrastructure.

Syntropy works with the strengths of the existing system while removing bottlenecks, incorporating security and optimization by default, and enabling greater scalability potential for future technologies and applications.

This unlocks possibilities developers never had. New applications and tools can be built on top of this unifying layer, supporting nearly any device or external protocol.

The formal transition from NOIA to Syntropy is just the beginning. There is much more to come on this front.

Azure Marketplace

Last month Microsoft added us to their FastTrack program. This month, Syntropy Stack was added to the Azure marketplace, making our technology easily accessible to millions of cloud users globally. They can now launch an instance with our agent installed, and we’ll soon be distributing API keys and tutorials to guide them through initial deployment and usage.

We are still working hard to secure placements on every major cloud marketplace. Once completed, we will substantially facilitate the initial adoption of Syntropy Stack for their users. This is in line with our ultimate goal of making the implementation of our technology stack as seamless as possible. Reducing friction is the key here, and we’ve already laid the groundwork.

Testing Data

With our pre-launch network up and running, we continue to test at maximum velocity. One thing is already clear: the Internet is suboptimal, and it will always remain so, unless something unifying is introduced.

The Internet infrastructure we’ve built over the years is usually great, but the self-serving nature of the world drives and controls it. Every network optimizes for itself. We are building a layer that, by default, optimizes for users. In turn, anyone can build on the optimized system. That is not only the fair way to do things, it’s also the most efficient.

In recent weeks, we’ve continued seeing improvements throughout the web. We ran tests strictly through Azure, verifying that we could improve their customers’ performance. We also found many more global routes that can be improved. The more we test, the more we find. Follow CTO @JSimanavicius on Twitter to monitor new data as it comes in.

Meanwhile, our co-founder Bill Norton took some time to show why and how our tech backend can improve nearly every cloud network in the world.

The shift to Syntropy touched developers too. In recent weeks they have continued pushing out code rapidly, as they have been working hard on all of the changes required to finalize the brand transition. With that finished, they will be able to open our public repositories to all, so keep an eye on updates!

As always, below is a brief list of developers’ achievements over the last two weeks. Progress continues to track our roadmap timeline.

Network

Agent

  • Improvements to the service connection management;
  • Added accept rule to iptables forward chain;
  • Improvements to the Pinger.

Infrastructure

  • Improvements to alerting mechanisms and dashboards.

Networking Stack

  • Improvements to UDP Load balancer.

DARP (Distributed Autonomous Routing Protocol)

  • Added strict versioning to automatically load nodes with the same DARP and Docker software version as its Genesis node;
  • Extended automated testing.

Software

  • Implemented .yaml export functionality;
  • Implemented the checking and automated removal on inactive endpoint services to minimize the clutter;
  • Logger improvements;
  • Authentication fixes & improvements;
  • Implemented re-configuration of inactive, overlapping or faulty services;
  • Improvements to service overlap checking mechanism;
  • CORS related fixes;
  • Improvements to Elastic integration.

Quality Assurance

  • Added multiple new automated tests.

Syntropy SDK

  • Updates to Ansible module;
  • To cover most of the use cases, we set default exported topology to P2M;
  • Implementation of endpoint configuration via ctl;
  • Improvements to network management via ctl.

Product

User Interface

  • Implemented filtering in Network management modal;
  • Improvements to Connections table & service representation;
  • Implemented an ‘Add endpoint’ guide to simplify new user activation with pre-generating a Docker script to run;
  • Improvements to the search module;
  • Implemented separate notifications for both error and warning logs;
  • Status tooltip message improvements;
  • Multiple design improvements & bugfixes.

Graphs & Analytics

  • Various improvements to the Network Graph and node representation;
  • Cross-browser bugfixes.

Thanks for reading through the update. Remember, the evolution to Syntropy is just beginning. This is about more than lines of code. And by more, we mean people. We hope you find syntropy in yourself and with your family this holiday season. Next year, we are all in this together.

We advise that you monitor these updates regularly as they will consistently track our progress towards full launch. Be sure to follow us on Medium, Twitter, Reddit or Facebook for a daily stream of updates. If you have questions, we are always on Telegram.

And don’t forget to join the waiting list for Syntropy Stack hereD.

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