Local onsite storage for a single location enables quick, easy, painless access to your data. But what if you have more than one location? Unfortunately, that’s where things get a bit tricky, not to mention expensive. You want to provide users from each location with the ability to access all the files, irrespective of where it originated. So if a shared file originates in your San Francisco headquarters and a colleague in your London office needs to access it, the file just needs to be there, accessible from his local filesystem. He shouldn’t have to VPN to San Francisco to get it or rely on the storage solutions at each location to have synched up. Synchronizing files between locations is bandwidth-intensive and expensive, and having to remotely access files via the VPN can be painfully slow. Then there’s the need to maintain a local copy of all versions of the file at every single location.
Morro Data’s Cache & Sync technology effectively solves this problem by synchronizing the files from multiple locations in real-time. This enables users to access their data from any location without the need for VPN or third-party sync software. Users from every location simply access their files as if they were on a single server. And it’s not a bandwidth hog either. The full files are stored in the cloud, and only the metadata is sent to every location. This enables every file to be seen by everybody, but they only download what they actually need.
By blending primary storage in the cloud with local metadata storage, Morro delivers the best of both storage worlds. You get the reliability, accessibility, and scalability of the cloud at LAN speeds. You get access to your files 100 times faster than the traditional cloud while steering clear of the need to VPN to a remote location. With Cache & Sync added to the mix, all files are synced in real-time, so all files are available immediately in all locations. And Morro Data supports application-level file locking across sites to avoid version control issues. Visit here to learn more.