Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Migrating File Servers to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure (Part 29)


In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Tommy Patterson is back again to help us with options for easily migrating existing legacy file servers to Windows Server 2012 R2. 
 

Migrating File Servers to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure

Join Tommy as he explains leveraging tools such as Distributed File Servers (DFS) namespaces, Robocopy, and the Server Migration Tools kit to quickly move and modernize Server Message Block (SMB) file server workloads to Windows Server 2012 R2.  When considering moving SMB shared folders to the Microsoft Azure public cloud, be sure to also check out this article from Jessica DeVita on our new Azure Files cloud platform feature.
 


 

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Comments (1)

  1. wanpath says:

    W actually have this issue come up a lot at clients where they want simple web access to their files without complicated VPN’s. Search and searched and did not find much or they were too complex to setup. They typically don’t want syncing since they have
    too many files..They also want to keep the server on premise. Ultimately we needed a better user web interface for accessing files in addition to mapping drives with WebDav. I decided to create my own product for windows servers to provide ajax browser file
    web access and WebDAV drive mapping. Since it’s a windows product it installs directly into IIS so no integration issues. We also take care of the SSL and firewall setup by publishing the agent through our reverse proxy.
    http://www.myworkdrive.com If you need something simple you might check out Windows File Web Access built into essentials.

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