Windows File Servers are popular for a number of reasons. First, they are easy to setup, any Administrator that has stood up a Windows Server can create a Windows File Server. Second, the software is essentially free with most licensing strategies and third, it tends to use very inexpensive storage drives inside the server. The problem is that Windows File Servers and many other NAS solutions simply don’t meet the demands of today’s mobile workforce and collaborative organizational structures. To make matters worse Windows 2008 is reaching end of life (January 2020).
The cloud is an ideal way to meet the new demands of modern file serving, as long as it doesn’t come at the sacrifice of core file serving capabilities. Adding the right ingredients to the cloud can make for an unbeatable combination that solves most organizations file collaboration challenges and eliminates file server headaches.
In our latest eBook, “How to Replace Windows 2008 File Services with the Cloud”, Storage Switzerland covers the shortcomings of current file server and NAS solutions and how the cloud needs to improve to replace these functions. The eBook is exclusively available to attendees of our on demand webinar, “Overcoming the Shortcomings of Legacy NAS with Microsoft Azure”. Simply start watching the webinar and you can download the eBook from the attachments section right away.