Mapped network drive is the default file accessing method inside a corporate's network. Files and folders are served directly from corporate file servers. Windows desktop machines with group policy setup and active directory security settings have network drives automatically mapped to file server network shares and be available immediately upon a user's login to a Windows workstation.
For mobile workforce working from branch offices, accessing files and folders may not be as straight forward as those working from corporate head quarters. Site-to-site VPN may need to be used to access files from centralized corporate file servers.
Consolidate branch office file servers into one cloud file server will make file access, collaboration and sharing much easier for your workforce.
File server folder synchronization is a good way to migrate file server network shared folders to a centralized cloud file server. The Global workspace is established when files and folders from multiple branch offices populate into the global workspace. Cloud file server centralize remote file server access, file sharing and collaboration, while at the same time, keeping local file servers at each branch offices for local backup and local performance enhancements.