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Egnyte — The Cloud File Server

If you are looking for a true file server in the cloud, then Egnyte is going to be a good solution for you. Unlike other data providers, Egnyte is structured and the data is centralized compared to platforms where the data tends to reside in the users drives and shared links are created into shared drives. Recent changes with Dropbox and G Suite have enabled more centralized data with their team drives. However, when you are looking for something more traditional, much like a local file server, then Egnyte is going to be the right choice for you.

Many reasons why companies choose Egnyte is for the familiar file structure that they have come to know through the Windows Server file and folder navigation and methods. With Egnyte you host the data in a central “cloud file server” and then allocate permissions to the folders and data for users to access. Compared to other providers where often the users holds a file and then they “share” this file or folder to another user or team. This gives organizations full governance, management and visibility of their data.

Like Dropbox, Egnyte also supports the use of the Microsoft or Google suites for working collaboratively across teams and content. However, Egnyte has a deeper relationship with Microsoft where as you can extend your Egnyte data governance across Microsoft Azure, SharePoint and OneDrive applications. This integration allows you to leverage machine learning and AI for security like automatic data classification and advanced threat protection.

Egnyte providers in depth analytics and reporting, similar to Box. Egnyte’s detailed reporting shows most active users, devices, shared files, and file and folder “hotspots”. With the intelligence Egnyte reveals security and compliance issues across all connected repositories (not just Egnyte as mentioned above). With this information you can quickly mitigate the issues using a set of built-in dashboards. Other analytics enable you to gain insight into and automatically classify files to enable simpler risk management. Egnyte’s machine learning offers the surfacing of relevant content for users to speed up file access and save time searching.

If you are looking for a transition from a on-premise file server in the cloud (on steroids), Egnyte is a safe bet. The team are friendly and the platform scales as required while offering all of the bells and whistles that cloud storage offers, except it’s structured like a traditional file server and is clean and simple.

Movebot makes migrating to Egnyte pretty easy and it keeps it simple regardless if you are looking to migrate 5TB or 500TB it’s all the same to us. Movebot is a zero risk migration platform that doesn’t touch your source content, think of it as a copy and paste. Head to Movebot and start your migration now.




Couchdrop is the secure file gateway and cloud SFTP / MFT platform. Couchdrop acts as your secure access method between systems or for clients to send you files to your cloud storage backend, that can be completely automated.

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