Server 2012 Essentials and Cloud Storage

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I am looking for a client to put in a basic server with 2012 essentials. The client has 2 branch offices and I want to Sync the server2012 shares out to the cloud so the branches will use the cloud rather than the server to update/download etc. Can anyone recommend what i need to get? Microsoft Azure must be the most confusing product on the planet
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
It sounds like you want to use StorSimple with Azure. Specifically "Data mobility across multiple on-premises and cloud locations". However if you are still going to be maintaining a local data share at head office, you should compare that to the cost of setting up VPN between your offices and leveraging a Windows Server technology like BranchCache.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/scenarios/storage-backup-recovery/
techies123Author Commented:
I dont think stor simple will do what i need. its to extend storage i think. BranchCache will only work in branches with win7 or 8 Ultimate or Enterprise. Might be expensive for an office with a few PC's
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
I guess it depends on how they access their shared data now? Or don't they?

Storsimple is just Microsoft's solution, of course. If you want to control the storage "cloud", lots of companies offer SAN devices that can be accessed over the internet. Keeping things smaller, Microsoft Onedrive for business, or possible Google Drive could offer something, but if you require staying in synch with a local file server, it might take a bit more work to ensure all users are able to access the latest file.

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