File Server to the cloud

I want to decommission a client file server that's currently running Win Server 2003 as a Hyper-V VM. If there any products out there that can be used as a File Server in the cloud. Just move all the DATA out of that VM, shut it down and the File server is now cloud based.
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Tony JohncockLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
Depends on what you want, is the answer.

You could, for example, use something like corporate dropbox which allows granular access to files and folders and just migrate the data.

You could, if you wanted to keep the data on-premise, use something like OwnCloud which is free, open source software but requires hardware which I am assuming you want to avoid.

And finally you could move the entire VM to Azure.
Mirjam BlockInfrastructure Specialist and Project ManagerCommented:
You Could do so with Azure:

Set up a file service in azure
copy over the files
connect to azure shares

if there is a active Directory it need some more steps and you might want a VPN between azure and the user site

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2014/05/12/introducing-microsoft-azure-file-service.aspx

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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
Another provider is rackspace--been around "doing" the cloud thing before it was called that
http://www.rackspace.com/dedicated-servers
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Kash2nd Line EngineerCommented:
You can also use One Drive for Business for that purpose but it all depends on what kind of files and folders you have.
We use One Drive within our business but ours are predominantly Word and Excel files and some PDFS
IT_FanaticAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately OneDrive for business has a 25,000 item count limit so that's a no go.
Kash2nd Line EngineerCommented:
i should have mentioned my bad.
Have a look at Amazon's Offerings.
Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Anchor is a product that can be run as a Cloud service by the MSP, in a data centre, or on-premises. I suggest having a look at it.
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