An independent IT consulting firm in the Virgin Islands provides file management services to its clients. The island experiences a hurricane season every year. When a hurricane hits, the generator does not work due to the local infrastructure. Power outages can last for hours. Even when the power is back, sometimes the internet is still down. You cannot rely on the internet to connect. Every time that happens, people decide to leave the island and go to the mainland states, but they have no way to reconnect to continue their work. They have investigated various cloud solutions. But they cannot fully rely on the public cloud. Some clients need to have a local server. They have some law firm clients who need to process their cases and invoices on a local server. Since the Internet could be down after a hurricane, even the power is back. So, moving the file server to the cloud does not work here. Another client is like a gas station. The gas station must continue to operate (pay employees, etc.) regardless of the Internet. So, a local file server is a MUST, when business operations must be ensured even without the Internet. Therefore, a hybrid solution makes absolute sense for business continuity. It keeps sensitive or regulated data on-premises but uses cloud computing for other applications. Work can continue in the cloud and then be synchronized back to the on-premises server.
A solution is needed to provide remote users with easier and more efficient access to the same synchronized file server content.
In the past, organizations have primarily hosted private file servers in their local data center. They may have a file server at their headquarters that employees access through the traditional Microsoft network. Remote users need to use a VPN to access the file server, and this process is cumbersome, slow, and not user-friendly.
For this reason, many companies have opted for cloud servers. However, a cloud-only file system also has its problems. Such an approach lacks efficiency, and it is not possible for other applications or users to access the data on-premises. In addition, the data is distributed among individual users or teams and is beyond the control of IT.
When you store data in a public cloud with other tenants, security is quite uncertain. Not to mention that there are times when the Internet connection is slow or unexpected events prevent access to important data in the cloud.
A hybrid cloud server is a combination of cloud server and local server. It combines both on-premises and off-premises IT resources. With a hybrid cloud server, data on the private server remains private and secure, while the public cloud provides mobility and efficiency. The hybrid cloud server solution provides flexibility and scalability as files and folders are seamlessly synchronized between public and private clouds to handle employee workloads from the closest location.
Using a VPN is not only inconvenient, but also expensive to maintain. However, it is absolutely secure.
It comes with the problem of security, as well as the issue of performance. However, it offers good mobility.
Combines the best of both worlds with security and mobility, but without their weaknesses.
Our hybrid cloud server allows you to access the cloud server without a VPN. Users can access files from any location and device through a simple and transparent interface.
While all your data is backed up to the cloud, the local server in the hybrid solution will ensures that you are never compromised by external factors. Together, both layers, public and private cloud, help you maximize your performance and efficiency.
Our hybrid cloud server allows you to access the file server without a VPN. Users can access the server from any location, on any device, through a simple and transparent interface. Cloud backup and data protection also include version control so you can easily revert to previous versions.
Take advantage of our folder permissions feature that can mirror NTFS permissions or be created natively. Retain NTFS permissions and Active Directory identities when connecting file servers to the cloud.
We provide full support for file locking from the cloud with a familiar file server locking experience, ensuring the security of all your files.
Hybrid Cloud Server is a solution that combines the benefits of both worlds - storing files both on-premises and in the cloud.
While master copies of all files are stored in a (public) cloud, the on-premises hardware client provides the same performance and permission control as a local (private) file server or network attached storage (NAS) device.
Endless scalability is provided by the public cloud aspect (such as Amazon S3), which means as many resources as needed.
The interface itself is simple and transparent to users. Users can easily access and share it via Windows File Explorer or macOS Finder interface.
A distributed file system synchronizes data across multiple sites using a single namespace that grants global access.
Our hybrid cloud storage solution aims to improve access to file servers for remote users without disrupting or changing the way on-premise users currently access the server.
How it works:
File server content is replicated to a cloud storage service where remote users have enhanced access to the same file server content. The content is also synchronized between the on-premises server and the cloud storage service.
File servers from different locations can contribute folders to a globally distributed file system namespace in cloud storage within the user account. Users can access files through a web browser, desktop PC, mobile device or other file server. The solution enables easy access for remote users and provides an online backup solution for the hybrid cloud server.
While many other solutions offer savings and productivity boosts from cloud file sharing, Triofox provides the unique ability to create your cloud-based server with custom branding while retaining complete control of the storage and servers involved. Triofox’s ability to utilize standard letter-drive mappings for cloud storage simplifies adoption, access, and centralized collaboration.
Triofox is also unique in its deep integration with NTFS and Active Directory and the ability to create a hybrid cloud server environment that preserves drive mapping, file-locking, and familiar permission control user experiences.
Cloud backup and data protection with version control. On-demand sync minimizes storage and bandwidth consumption.
Full support for file locking from the cloud. Encrypt remote agent caches or revoke remote agent access privileges from a central management console.
An alternative for one or more of the following: VPN, DFS, FTP, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, ShareFile, Anchor, Egnyte, etc.
Combines NTFS permissions, Active Directory users and drive mappings. Advanced reports and usage audits on file-sharing activity from a centralized management console.
Simplified remote access from iOS/AndroidPC/Mac/Windows Phone/Windows RT mobile devices. From any location, with any device.
Eliminate management costs of servers and VPNs. Avoid the cost of manual files and folders replication or recreation of NTFS permissions.
Seamlessly integrates into current file-based enterprise networks and work-flow environments.
Choose different implementations based on your own needs. Easy process to set up.