I need suggestions on advantages and disadvantages of moving our file server to the Cloud.
We use a network drive (about 20 users, approximately 10 concurrently) basically as a file server. Each workstation has a Drive C containing Office 365, a couple of accounting programs and various utility programs. All billing, correspondence, data, reports and spreadsheets are stored on Drive F (ie, the server, approximately 50GB). Most of the current work files are within a single directory on the file server. That directory is shared, via ShareFile, is about 30GB. There are 5 or 6 employees who are running ShareFile on the laptops who access that directory via ShareFile.
Sharefile does funny things to the file permission settings that I do not quite understand. Even though a file IS NOT marked READ ONLY, once ShareFile shares the file, it is READ ONLY. Although annoying, it is workable. I would like to move the 30GB shared directory, or for that matter the entire 50GB file server directory to the Cloud. That way users are the office or those working via laptop would have access to the same files.
I assume this is possible. Is it advisable? The advantages are obvious, but what are the disadvantages? Costs? File Conflicts? Speed?