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7 Biggest Limitations of SharePoint Online And How to Fix Them

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SharePoint benefits encourage businesses to migrate their file server data online. However, there are at least 7 limitations of SharePoint Online and OneDrive that need to be effectively addressed to reduce migration costs and eliminate OneDrive sync failures. In this article, we'll identify some of the common issues that complicate SharePoint migrations and ways to simplify the migration and solve the issues. Here's a list of common issues: 5,000 item limit in a document library 100,000 item sync limit for the OneDrive client NTFS permission reorganization requirements Maximum name length limitations Prohibitive costs of data reorganization 93 day recycle bin threshold Lack of support for legacy application data (databases, etc…) Obviously, you may not hit every issue in each migration but migrator beware if there's a lack of awareness of how these limitations could impact user experience, productivity, and cost. A Real-World Example Before we discuss each of these items

CentreStack 2020 Update Highlights

  13 Releases and 4,009 Code Check-ins! 2020 has been a challenging year, to say the least. But despite the health, political and economic challenges, we've seen increased growth from our customers given the overall increasing demand for remote access.  This article covers the enhancements and new features added during 2020 as we continue to address the increasing interest in work from home use cases that encourage businesses to modernize and mobilize their file servers on-premises. Product enhancements covered several areas including cloud backup, usability, security, mobile access, client updates, performance & scalability. SharePoint Integration The SharePoint Integration received more focus in 2020 as more businesses were forced to accelerate migration plans that often included O365. But these migrations are often forced to leave some data behind for reasons related to application compatibility or compliance and control. We've made several significant enhancements to th

Problems with VPN-Based Access to File Shares from AWS Storage Gateway

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Are your users struggling with VPN-based access to file shares from AWS Storage Gateway ? For many enterprises, AWS Storage Gateway is a killer service that allows them to create a local file server that is really a gateway that connects to AWS storage services, such as Amazon S3, Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive, Amazon EBS, and AWS Backup, providing storage for files, volumes, snapshots, and virtual tapes in AWS. In other words, you can build a local file server that is a very convenient front end for these cloud-based storage services. So what’s the problem? The trouble is that remote access needs remain the same as a real file server that is fully on-premises. VPN-based connections are the standard but users tend to have trouble with them and generate lots of support calls and tickets. There were the exact issues faced by the Atlanta Regional Commission after finding that about 20% of their staff were facing constant connectivity issues with their VPN con

Turn Firewall Expenses into Savings or Profits

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Are you paying for a Cisco or Palo Alto firewall with a VPN client like AnyConnect? Switching to CentreStack can turn those costs into profits or savings. The amazing thing is that CentreStack is also easier to use, faster and more secure.   Does this sound too good to be true? Are you wondering how we can offer more security than a VPN? And what if you’re locked in with a multi-year contract for your VPN\Firewall? Or what if you need the VPN or even RDP to run applications? Keep reading and we’ll address each of these issues.   Service provider reduces firewall and VPN costs by 80% I recently spoke with one of our MSP partners. They had a large law firm as a client. The firm was using a Cisco Firewall and the AnyConnect VPN client to allow remote workers to access files. After switching 115 users to CentreStack, costs were reduced by more than 80%. More importantly, it was a much simpler experience for remote workers which eliminated VPN-related tickets.   How can Centre

Ransomware Proof Your Business with CentreStack

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Eliminating Ransomware Threats Many CentreStack users are starting to leverage the platform as a way to make their business ransomware proof and virtually guarantee they'll never have to pay another ransom. In fact, many of our MSP partners are gaining traction by combining CentreStack's productivity benefits with its ability to eliminate the threat of ransomware . For example, they'll use a combination of points like these:  Simpler to Use: More employees are working from and creating VPN support tickets. You are essentially managing each user's home network. CentreStack simplifies remote access and reduces VPN tickets to zero. Better Performance, Management and Security: CentreStack simplifies remote access with WAN optimized drive mapping  that allows you to focus on managing the corporate network, is faster than a VPN and has better security and connectivity Ransomware Proof: The platform uses versioning and behavioral heuristics to guarantee you'll never

How to Send Documents Securely Online

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Businesses face many options and challenges when figuring out how to send documents securely online. While consumer-centric options may prove tempting with their ease of use and low cost, they may also expose organizations to otherwise avoidable security risks. Here’s a closer look at the challenges of sharing files securely in business, and how to identify a cloud-based option suitable for a professional environment. The Challenges of Sharing Files Securely Employees need to share files between themselves to get work done. However, finding a file sharing option can prove tricky. Unlike private consumers, companies face a load of extra challenges and requirements they must consider. Two prominent challenges relate to governance and include: 1. Staying Compliant Businesses that handle healthcare, legal, or financial information will fall under legal compliance requirements regarding how they handle their data. Among the many regulations may include requirements for data

iOS Media Backup to a Company File Server or Fully Encrypted Private Cloud

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CentreStack now offers an upgraded iOS client that can automatically backup photos and videos from company-owned iPhones and iPads to a company-controlled file server or fully encrypted private cloud. This allows enterprises to maintain complete control of sensitive photos and videos by replicating them to corporately owned file servers. Or, if enterprises replicate the data to a private cloud, control is preserved by maintaining control of the private keys used for encryption, thereby preventing third party access. Consumer oriented media backup solutions such as iCloud and Google Photo usually fail to meet these requirements by forcing enterprises to store corporate data on third party servers. Though convenient, this may not serve an organization’s best interests if iOS devices capture sensitive recordings, photos, plans and schematics that should remain private. Even in less sensitive situations—like an architect using an iPad to take pictures of buildings, real estate agents