Our Team + The Power of Cloud FastPath = File Server Decommissioning
In this series, we explore some of the reasons why our customers have been migrating off of their aging and feature-lacking file servers for greener pastures.
What Does it Take to Run a High-availability File Server?
A reliable, redundant, and available file server ecosystem takes much more than some hard drives. Many elements that help make a file server run are often overlooked. While many think file servers are great because they “just work”, you should take a second look at what’s required to deliver file servers, whether it’s technology, the people, or the risk.
Storage is Cheap, Uptime is Expensive
Sure, anyone can buy some hard drives and link them to a network for a seemingly minuscule price. However, for enterprise-grade file storage and access, there are dozens of technologies supporting storage including software, hardware, backup, reporting, and compliance. When looked at as a whole, it is clear that the true cost of storage is much higher than many think.
File Servers Are Not Secure
Yes, we are going there. If you look at many of the recent large-scale vulnerabilities, breaches, ransomware, and general threats, they’re targeted towards file servers and standard on-premises systems. Read this post to hear our argument that cloud content collaboration platforms are far more secure.