Solved

General Cloud Question

Posted on 2014-01-28
3
642 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
I have a client who has repeatedly hinted they want to move all of their storage to the cloud.   However they have approximately 1 TB of data on their current servers spread out over multiple locations.   Some of these files are very large and they use both AutoCAD and Solidworks.

I had suggested just setting up cloud servers and a Remote Desktop Server but they are not interested in that option.  

I have looked around but have not found a solution I feel which will make them happy.   Is there a solution which would allow them to access files from their local computers using Windows Explorer or the standard file menu in their applications.  It would need to be fast enough to not cause problems.   They also want the ability to access these files from anywhere .

The only option I can think of is to setup a cloud server, connect it to the network with a VPN and map drives to it.  However I don't think the performance of this setup would be acceptable and I would have to have the VPN on each laptop instead of the network so it would be transparent to the end user when they are not in the office.

Any suggestions would be appreciated
0
Comment
Question by:qvfps
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 81

Accepted Solution

by:
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 250 total points
ID: 39815969
https://www.box.com/pricing/ / skydive seem to come to mind...  Sharepoint 2013 with skydrive pro is another option..   unfortunately s3/azure don't have easy interfaces.
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:admin0
admin0 earned 250 total points
ID: 39819212
You can setup something like owncloud from http://owncloud.org/, which works like a private dropbox with web based as well as explorer/finder integration.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:qvfps
ID: 39819245
Thanks for the suggestions.  This will get me started which is what I was looking for.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The business world is becoming increasingly integrated with tech. It’s not just for a select few anymore — but what about if you have a small business? It may be easier than you think to integrate technology into your small business, and it’s likely…
Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code, or "functions," in the cloud. This article shows how to create one of these functions to write directly to Azure Table Storage.
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question