Remote site sharing files

I am looking for some opinions on the ways others are handling remote sites that need access to the same data between them. How are others sharing files with each remote office so that they are the same? I have alot of data, a few TB... and i am currently suing suresync to sync the files, but because of my EMC VNXe CIFS shares I am using, I am not able to use the monitor which keeps files in sync all the time and does file locks so that more than one person cannot be in the same file. It requires a windows agent to do that.

I have also looked at DFSR, but that also requires windows server shares.

So anything else others have done to allow multiple sites to share files with each other?
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Joseph DalyCommented:
We had a lot of the same issues you did and we went with sharepoint for a lot of our shared documents. This allows people to check them out to edit and also allows document revisions. Since sharepoint was web based this also enabled them to access the files from anywhere.

The only possible issue I can see on your end is just the sheer volume of data you have I'm not sure if sharepoint would be able to handle that much without issues.

Another possible option would be to centralize the data at your corporate office and then use some type of citrix, rdp, thin clients, vdi, etc to give remote office sessions locally from within the same lan.
ademboAuthor Commented:
Im not trying to ditch the question, I was hoping to get a few more ideas from others. There may not be any, but was hoping to find as many as possible.

So in response to sharepoint, what types of files are you using that for? My main concern now is CAD files. A single assembly can be made up of 100 smaller part files, so I dont know how sharepoint would handle that.
Branch Cache.

It's part of the functionality of DFS in Windows2008.

Google it for details.

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