Gladinet Cloud
File Server Integration

Migrate File Servers to Cloud Servers
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Migrating File Server Share to Cloud

Migrating Your Existing File Server Network Share to Cloud

Introduction

Gladinet Cloud Server is part of the Gladinet Team Edition and Gladinet Enterprise Edition.

One of the primary functionality of the Gladinet Cloud Server is to seamlessly migrate your existing file server network share to cloud.

Problem Statement

You have an existing file servers like windows 2003 or windows 2008 in the local office. Everyone in the local office is using a network share from the file servers. There are some users from the branch office that may need to access the file server share from outside through VPN as well.

There are multiple problems that you are concerned at this moment.

First, you are concerned about the life of the file sever and if the server stops functioning, you need to have a quick way to continue the work. However, if you can extend the life of the file server and maximize on the return of the previous investment on the file server, you don't want to throw the file server out any time soon.

Second, the remote users are complaining about the speed of access to the file server since they need to go through VPN. It is cumbersome and slow. You are also looking a VPN alternative method to access the file server.

In general, you have built your company infrastructure around Microsoft File Server and Windows network share. You would like to extend the file server with cloud capability and extend the file server network share to the cloud so remote office and branch office will have an easy way to access, while cloud is serving as a backup and recovery media to the file server.

Gladinet Solution

Gladinet Cloud Server allows you to attach File Server Network Share to cloud. Once it is attached, it will be synchronized to cloud storage service in the background. In the meanwhile, the file server content can be immediately assigned to a team folder, allowing remote users immediate access.

On one hand, it solves the access problem for remote user. On the other hand, you have a backup copy in the cloud. Once the local folder on the file server is completely in sync with the cloud storage content, you are ready to shift the center of team workspace from the local file server to the cloud.

Implementation

First you will acquire a Gladinet Team account or Gladinet Enterprise server.

After that, the company IT staff will install Gladinet Cloud Server on the file server that needs to share files and folders. After that, folders locally on the file server can be attached to Gladinet Cloud, within the company account.

The administrator of the Gladinet Cloud account can then share the folder as team folder to everyone need access.

Summary

Gladinet Cloud Server and Gladinet Cloud Team Edition allow an organization to provide simple, secure files and folder sharing solution over the Internet, directly from the file servers.

  

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