Are you looking for a solution that speeds up file server access for remote workers? Do you want to know the challenges, limitations, and pitfalls other companies have seen?
Here are 7 use cases that help you map to a solution that works best for you!
If any of the above questions got your attention, you would likely find one of the following use cases fit your situation. You will need to mobilize your file servers.
You have lots of files on a file server. Some of the files are graphics files like PhotoShop files. Different departments have to access these files, and now everybody is working remotely. You had looked at moving to the cloud, but it's not going to happen because of the file size on the file server and the time it would take to do the file migration. Your pain point is that VPN is very slow because of the type of files.
You have many different branch offices, including corporate and franchised stores. Employees had terrible experiences with VPN connections (high latency, ping the server it takes 90ms to 100ms to respond). File copying is not working well between endpoints. Users authenticate through Active Directory to get to file servers and other servers. Lots of teams need to share information through the corporate infrastructure. The average size of files is relatively big, from 10 MB to 400 MB. The franchise locations also need to have access to the corporate file servers and see the higher latency.
Your 5~10 TB office share drive has been limiting the remote accessibility due to the limited upload speeds (50MB) provided by the only ISP available in your area. You are thinking about putting the file server into Azure or AWS and at the same time looking for a better mobile access solution while maintaining file security/governance and user management. Security is critical too, and you do not want employees to have the ability to copy the files from the cloud drive to their local machines at home.
If any of the above questions got your attention, you would likely find lift-and-shift a good strategy to move file servers into a centralized cloud location such as those from Azure and AWS and offer cloud mobility features on top of your file servers
You are a printing and marketing company with several sites now looking to modernize users' access files in the field and remote locations. There are times where you or your customers have to transfer large files and also receive large files. Currently, you are using FTP but looking to replace FTP with a better solution. Ideally, a solution can replace FTP to send and receive large files and support employees working from home. Instead of having two solutions, you prefer one solution for both purposes.
You have data on local NAS devices and would like to move it into Azure/AWS and then provide users access. The problem with OneDrive is that it is a good solution for individual use but not for the entire organization. You are looking for cloud-based solutions that provide the current NAS/File Server type of user experiences and provide mobile, macOS, Windows, Web Browser agents for all-in-one access user experiences.
You can not move on-premise file servers into the cloud yet because you have already standardized with Microsoft DFS, and the migration project will be very complex. However, you already moved the Active Directory into Azure AD to have a cloud/local hybrid setup. Now you are looking for a solution that can provide seamless remote access to on-premise file servers with DFS to remote Windows, macOS, mobile clients, and web browser clients.
You are a media company and used Citrix ShareFile for remote workers to deposit media files and share media files. However, these files are primarily large and come with runaway cloud service costs. You also have reporters in the field. They are capturing videos and pictures and send them back. You are now looking for something that is one size fits all for the entire organization, remote access to internal file servers.
Centralized File Server Mobility is a strategy to lift-and-shift file servers and its related Active Directory servers to the cloud and front the file servers with a web layer to empower the file servers with mobile productivity features such as web file manager, mobile app and always on desktop agents.
Triofox adds secure remote access and file sharing, disaster prevention, and recovery to file servers on-premises with easy cloud migration to private cloud storage. It is the real cloud file server solution you have been looking for!
Triofox bridges file servers and cloud storage for secure remote access without the need for a VPN.
Accessing files and folders directly from within a web browser is as interactive as from a desktop drive.
Triofox leverages cloud storage for secure mobile file sharing from a web browser or a mobile application.
Access files and folders from your Windows or Mac devices without the need of using a VPN!
Once Triofox adds the HTTPS access layer on top of file servers, it is much easier for employees to access file servers from remote locations.
It is much easier to send and receive files from business partners when they are converted into web links with extra protection from group policies.
Triofox's private cloud backup serves as the second copy of the primary file server content, so in case of a disaster, there is a backup solution.
Corporate file servers are still the best platform for application compatibility. Adobe, QuickBooks, AutoCAD, or other media applications can work nicely with the current file server and protected by existing Windows infrastructure. With Triofox, you gain file server mobility without losing existing file server functions.
With Active Directory, employees can log in to corporate machines with one single set of credentials.
Drive mapping is probably the most frequently used feature from end-users when then login to their Windows workstation.
With Windows storage space direct, Windows file servers can be pooled together to increase the storage capacity and grow on demand.
The NTFS file system brings the permission structure to folders and files with well-understood security control.
File locking is another frequently used feature from NTFS and the CIFS/SMB protocol to lock files while they are being edited.
With the virtual machine technology, Windows file servers can be available from AWS, Windows Azure and various other data center locations.