Cloud File Sharing
A review of recent posts on file sharing and cloud solutions reveals an ongoing demand for an easy file web access and map drive solution for existing Windows File Servers that’s not currently available in typical file sharing services. Typically when larger companies are looking to provide cloud file sharing capabilities they are faced with migrating their files to proprietary cloud storage providers at considerable expense where they loose control of their data.
Enterprises are searching for products that provide cloud file sharing capabilities without vendor login using standardized file formats, metadata and permissioning. NetApp is a vendor long known for their NAS storage appliances that lists a number of cloud based file sharing services that can host files in the cloud – but retain them in NTFS formats – such as AWS FSX File Shares or Azure File Shares.
Intivix – an IT Consulting Firm in San Francisco – looked for products to fill this demand and came up short. All the products assumed clients are looking to sync all their data to the cloud or users’ desktops–something unfeasible when file server storage for even the smallest clients exceeds 1 terabyte, required complex migrations and the willingness to give up control and ownership of company files. Intivix therefore founded Wanpath LLC in 2014 to fill this gap when they launched –MyWorkDrive.com.
MyWorkDrive software is now used by Large Enterprise, Government, Health Care and and Higher Educational institutions to provide their own private cloud file sharing service.
Most Appreciated Features of MyWorkDrive
- 100% native Windows product: Easy to patch and ties into active directory (with nothing to configure) and inherits existing NTFS permissions, users and groups.
- Cloud File Sharing solution without VPN: End-users utilize the file web access browser client or WebDAV to map drives; there are no sync clients to maintain or troubleshoot. We leave synching to whatever service the client prefers for a subset of their files – Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc..
- Easy Access on the go from mobile devices: Files can be viewed on iPads or for power users they can utilize our native iOS and Android Mobile clients. With our Mobile Clients users can edit documents online in Office 365 and access file sharing in any apps.
- Cloud File Sharing without the risk or file migration: With builtin support for Two Factor Authentication, SAML and compliant FIPS encryption, customers data is secured on their on they own servers – no data is ever stored on the MyWorkDrive Server or in the cloud.
With MyWorkDrive users can connect in the cloud to internal files & shares using any web browser, map drive client and enjoy ease of access on any mobile device – all while providing internal access at gigabit speeds using the mapped drives users already know.
With MyWorkDrive users enjoy all the benefits of cloud file server access without giving up their data!