Many businesses are struggling to secure remote access to file server shares as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever, enterprises are looking to take advantage of the cloud by shifting their on-premises workloads either entirely to the cloud or starting with a hybrid strategy.
Besides moving their application, web, and database servers to the cloud, companies also need a way to move their on-premises file servers to the cloud as long as existing Active Directory and NTFS permissions are maintained. No enterprise would like to recreate the directory structure, and the file server shares security permissions again, which is a massive undertaking by itself.
Companies also would like to endeavor into the cloud securely and seamlessly, which will free them up with the hassles of maintaining on-premises hardware and freeing their workforce from the headaches of slow and clunky VPN connections. VPN Connections generate many support tickets and are a big red herring and productivity loss to the remote and mobile workforce.
Another reason to consider moving your data sources to the cloud, whether you have the data on file servers or NAS devices, is the house cleaning. You can archive the dead data into inexpensive cloud storage and keep your operational and active data in the cloud storage repositories like AWS S3 or Azure blob.
With Triofox, you can securely and seamlessly move all your data into the cloud while keeping your existing security permissions and folder structure intact. You can also adopt a hybrid model by keeping a subset of your data on local file servers. Users will access the files directly from the cloud using their Active Directory and share level access permissions anywhere on any device without a VPN. Triofox will sync file changes by users in real-time to both cloud and on-premises data repositories.