Hosted Data Solution



  • Hi Team

    Wondering what everyone uses for a hosted data solution? We've used Dropbox, Sync, Box, SharePoint, SugarSync over the years and with cloud ever evolving and more and more solutions available I was curious to see what others used as a primary cloud hosted data storage solution.

    More specifically, we've just started working with a client (who are just 4 users). They currently have a temp PC acting as their file server. We want to get rid of this and possibly look at utilising a NAS box for its replacement and perhaps sync with a hosted data solution, or otherwise simply use a cloud based solution.

    Its a small family run business and there is nothing to hide there - no permissions on folders and everything is open to all.

    The downside to Dropbox and similar solutions is that we'd need to download & sync their 200GB to each computer including 1 external user. I'd like to avoid doing that if possible due to lack of disk space and ideally simply have a mapped drive linking to a hosted solution ie Azure data storage or similar but just wondered what everyone else tends to do for small cloud hosted solutions. We do have compliance regs also to consider ie. data must be stored in UK which also rules out Dropbox and similar solutions.

    What do you use to map drives linked to cloud storage which can be used anywhere/anytime and has redundancy? Thoughts welcomed.


  • Service Provider

    We use NextCloud for this and are very happy with it.


  • Service Provider

    Nextcloud for certain. You can map a drive with WebDAV.


  • Service Provider

    Define redundancy :) You can "take backups" of a NextCloud instance pretty easily and restore quickly. Or you can run two of them and mirror them in real time, but that takes more effort and costs more. Or you could run them on an HA appliance of your own like @scale or @StarWind_Software that would provide redundancy. Loads of options.


  • Service Provider

    @Joel said in Hosted Data Solution:

    The downside to Dropbox and similar solutions is that we'd need to download & sync their 200GB to each computer including 1 external user.

    That size puts them at a pretty small Vultr tier, too.


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