I am in need of some recommendations for a recent client request I received:
Client Request Info:
We are considering cloud storage for the client data on the server. Basically I want to have a local folder that points to the data in the cloud. I do not want a system that syncs data between my laptop and the cloud like dropbox wants to do.
Client Request Info Also:
We are thinking about ways to use cloud storage like dropbox and we had some questions about it.
1) I don’t necessarily like the fact that dropbox saves all the data to the cloud and mirrors it to each client computer.. seems like that would eat up a lot of rescources and we have had one hard drive fail because of that… is there a way just to access the data directly from the cloud without having a mirror image synched to the clients?
2) If we are able to do what I describe above… can we make all of our resident programs like wordperfect, PracticeMaster, Word, etc. look to the cloud directly to pull the data from and save to just as we are able to save to the server on lan with no problem?
I am not too familiar with the various options available for migrating to a private cloud and would appreciate any recommendation or companies I should look at to assist with this request. Also, I am correct to assume that a private cloud is the correct route to take vs a hosted server solution?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.