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Our company has over 90 small regional offices across the nation.  Currently, each office has a small size home server for their local mapped drives.

As the size of unstructured data is growing large, we are asking users to save their home drive data to Office 365 one drive.  We are thinking about affordable cloud storage such as Offsitedatasync to hold the server data.  But I am not sure about performance as i do not know where their servers are located.  

If someone has other idea, please advise.  

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We have started deploying dropbox business for a few clients. This has been working well.
A few things to be aware of.

Even with dropbox in "online" mode, i.e. no local sync. We have still noticed a large increase a data traffic across the internet connection. So maybe your business will not be so affected with smaller remote offices. But a client with 20 - 25 users on a 20/20 connection is maxing out that connection. So make sure you have the internet connection for this.

File permissions are handled differently in dropbox. Users can create folders that don't inherit permissions from the parent. So there are situations where there are problems with files and as an admin, you can't see the files because you don't have permissions.


Another idea is sharepoint. But this requires more resources to set up.

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Sharepoint is a collaboration tool which requires a lot of time for the users to learn using it.

Meanwhile, we need to find a centralize location to move shared files from a lot of old servers.  

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Have you considered Amazon or Google storages as their datacenteres are very secure? How are you going to back up the data to the storages- using some tools like Cloudberry or Acronis or anything else?
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I have never been a fan of someone else storing my data, so Ill always say build a linux file server-setup own cloud on it and deploy as you see fit, then you will be in control of your data. Then once a week you swap out the data disk and drop it off at your local bank lock box.

otherwise google and amazon works just fine

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Dropbox or Google Drive, would work well.

The solution provider you mention doesn't have any pricing clearly visible from a link on the main page, which means that they are likely very expensive and afraid that the cost will drive customers away.

Good Luck.

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