If your business has multiple offices or remote locations, you will need a file storage solution that allows employees to work on the same file or have access to common company files. That means files must either be centralized on a single file server or appear to be centralized by synchronizing them among multiple sites. The legacy methods for providing this solution involve using a virtual private network (VPN) – either to allow users to securely connect to the company network to access the file server directly or to mimic a centralized file server by syncing data across multiple storage servers. The latter can be accomplished by either using replication systems provided by a storage vendor or, if you are a Microsoft house, using Distributed File System Replication (DFSR).
IT managers deploying either method simply deal with the fact that they are slow and unreliable, which impacts the performance of the systems and puts the data at risk. Both problems cause a constant threshold of pain and anxiety for IT staff, as well as end-users. But in this day and age, with modern-day technology advances, should you really have to tolerate something that only ‘kind of’ works? Morro Data does not think so.
Consider the following issues:
A Superior Solution
Morro Data CloudNAS solves all those issues by centralizing your storage in the cloud without the need for a VPN. CloudNAS delivers:
With CloudNAS, the cloud is the primary storage location for all files, regardless of physical location, providing reliable storage and backups – even when users are disconnected from the network. Users can view and access all files as if they are on one local server, regardless of which office they originated from because the file system is immediately and continuously updated whenever a file is modified from any location.