Working remotely is awesome; trying to sync or access large batches of data may not be. For companies with development teams spread out over the globe, Atlassian is now shipping three features for Bitbucket to help make remote teams feel like they’re under one roof.
Smart mirroring will let teams clone repositories up to 25 times faster, according to Atlassian’s tests (which saw them clone a 5GB repo between San Francisco and Sydney). Mirrored servers don’t need a new instance, use existing authentication mechanisms and repos won’t need to be cloned one by one.
Git Large File Storage keeps big files in parallel storage, but use a lightweight reference to keep repos from getting bogged down with data. It can house graphics, binary, video or other large Git files.
Bitbucket’s Prjects feature is a way for teams to keep themselves organized and on track. It’s a repo organization tool that resides in Bitbucket’s cloud, and is being used in Bitbucket server and data center.