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Storage Sync vs Storage Connect

Overview

Egnyte’s unique hybrid architecture gives you the flexibility to store your data any way you choose: in the cloud, on-premises only, or a combination. Using Storage Sync, you can sync a copy of your files in the cloud to on-premises storage for fast, offline access. Alternately, you can leverage Storage Connect to give users remote access to files that live on-premises only — without moving them to the cloud.

Storage Sync

Storage Connect

 

Storage Sync

Storage Sync marries the benefits of the cloud — access from anywhere and any device — with the robust performance offered by on-premises storage, creating a powerful hybrid solution. It’s a great option for customers who regularly work with large files, have users in locations with poor network connectivity, or simply prefer to maintain a copy of their files on-premises.

With Storage Sync, your users can access files via on-premises storage while in the office, guaranteeing LAN speed and offline access to content. Since the same content is also available in the cloud, users can leverage our mobile and desktop apps while working remotely or on-the-go. Any changes made to files are automatically detected and synced in real-time, ensuring that users have reliable and fast access to their content no matter where they are.

 

Storage Connect

Storage Connect lets you provide users with secure, VPN-less access to files stored behind your firewall, without moving them to the cloud. It’s an ideal solution for customers who have sensitive files — like compliance regulated data or intellectual property — that simply cannot be moved to the cloud. You can choose between a hybrid solution, where some files are in the cloud and others are left on-premises, or opt to keep all of your data on-premises only.

Using Storage Connect, your users can access on-premises files through a web browser or our mobile apps (iOS and Android). If you choose to store some files in the cloud, your users will be able to easily navigate between cloud files and on-premises file shares.

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