Gladinet Cloud
File Server Integration

Migrate File Servers to Cloud Servers
and free them from your LAN!

 

Mobile Access to File Server

Secure mobile access to your file server

Introduction

This white paper describes Gladinet Cloud Server which can be used by businesses to enable secure mobile access to file server.

Problem Statement

More and more employees are bringing their own devices to work (BYOD). A majority of the devices are iOS devices and Android devices. Traditionally, people are using desktops and laptops to access file servers over network share. It is also desirable to enable file server access with iOS device and Android devices.

Gladinet Solution

Gladinet Cloud has two solutions for this. First, it solves the problems by creating a hybrid cloud storage and access solution. File servers from different locations can contribute folders to a global distributed file system namespace inside user's account. The global distributed file system namespace can be accessed from web browser, desktop PC , another file server, and from iOS devices and Android devices.

Second solution is from the combination of the Gladinet Cloud Enterprise product and optionally, the Gladinet Cloud Server product, which allows the use of your own storage as the backing storage. you can create a hybrid storage and access solution involving file servers in your local branch office and file servers in your co-location data center, and still enables the secure mobile access.

Implementation #1

The first implementation has the Gladinet Cloud running on www.gladinet.com with default Gladinet storage. The Gladinet Cloud Server will be installed on the file server that has folders to share. You can get online access to file server folders once you attach a folder from the file server to your Gladinet Cloud account.

Implementation #2

The second implementation will have Gladinet Cloud running on-premise. You can have web browser access to file server folders in the LAN environment. If you put the Gladinet Cloud in the DMZ zone, you can also enable secure online access across the Internet.

Summary

Traditionally, you only have CIFS/SMB drive mapping access to file server. With Gladinet Cloud Server and Gladinet Cloud Enteprise Server, you can have any device, anywhere secure access, which makes employees more productive and focus more on running the business and focus less on the access methods like IPSEC/VPN.

  

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