Microsoft DFS Replacement

Microsoft DFS Replacement with Integrated File Sharing for Branch Offices

Are you facing challenges with Server Directory Synchronization across Branch Offices?

  • Having trouble maintaining data consistency across multiple branch offices?
  • Need a Microsoft DFS replacement to sync server directories across multiple sites?
  • Still using solutions like ShareFile and Dropbox for file sharing?
  • Need a DFS replacement that keeps your shared docs synchronized with your file servers?
  • Do you need better file locking and version control?
  • Do you find it difficult to maintain reliable synchronization with DFS or your Synology NAS?
  • Are your files to big for SharePoint and OneDrive?
  • Do you want to save money by using your existing servers instead of moving to the cloud?

Microsoft DFS Replacement with Integrated File Sharing

One of the major challenges of using Microsoft DFS to sync server directories across multiple sites is that you then need a separate file sharing tool. But when you try to use solutions like Dropbox, SharePoint or ShareFile, you then face the challenge of keeping those files in sync with the copies on the file servers. Gladinet solves this problem with an integrated solution that uses your file servers as a private cloud for file sharing while also simplifying the multi-site synchronization of server directories and file shares.

Data Consistency – Syncing Server Directories with Branch Offices

Data Consistency – Syncing Server Directories with Branch Offices

Are you looking for a better alternative to you Synology NAS that can reliably sync data across multiple sites? Gladinet offers the best software to synchronize server directories across branch offices. It includes optimizations like on-demand synchronization and differential uploads with an architecture designed to remain fast and reliable when syncing millions of objects. For example, on-demand synchronization saves bandwidth by only downloading data when it is needed by a client. Further savings come from caching the downloaded files locally and only transmitting the exact changes that are made instead of the entire file. Modern database technology is then leveraged to efficiently manage the increased bandwidth that is available to reliably maintain consistent copies of your data in multiple locations.

File Locking, Auditing, Reporting and Notifications

Wouldn’t you prefer to use a solution with efficient file locking that works seamlessly across all your sites even when users access file shares remotely? Gladinet’s mapped drives are based on file system drivers. This gives us access to reads and writes as they happen in the operating system so we can efficiently manage file locking as if you were using a mapped drive on the local area network (LAN). Gladinet takes this concept of control further with auditing and reporting and notification tools that allow you to maintain complete control of your data, keep users informed of important changes and maintain accountability and compliance.

File Locking, Auditing, Reporting and Notifications

DFS Alternative Solution

A solution that adds iPhone application, web browser interface, Windows mapped drive and Mac Finder volume to DFS and turn Microsoft DFS into a corporate cloud file server solution.

Remote Access

Combines HTTPS, web protocols and DFS for secure remote access without the need of using a VPN.

Disaster Recovery

Leverages private cloud storage as a central cloud file repository with version control, file change history and audit tracing to provide business continuity for DFS.

Mobile Sharing

Add mobile applications for secure mobile file sharing from a web browser or from mobile applications.

Cloud Migration

Sets up a hybrid deployment between local file servers and private cloud storage that can be seamlessly expanded later.

A Better Alternative to a Synology NAS with Native AD Integration

A Better Alternative to a Synology NAS with Native AD Integration

Traditional site synchronization methods like NAS devices often have problems when the number of users starts to increase. These can include problems with file locking, mismatched versions or even storage management issues at remote locations. Gladinet offers a better alternative to NAS devices designed to provide better consistency with centralized management and access controls governed by your existing NTFS permissions and Active Directory Users.

Scalability - Files too big for SharePoint and OneDrive?

Gladinet provides a better alternative to SharePoint and OneDrive for synchronization of large files across remote branch offices. With SharePoint, there are limitations on file size, the numbers of objects in a folder. These limitations do not exist with Gladinet.

Scalability - Files too big for SharePoint and OneDrive?

Are you looking for a Better Alternative to DFS

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Microsoft's Distributed File System (DFS) have been the traditional tools for syncing data between remote offices. The problem is that they don't always work so well across wide area networks (WANs) and it can be difficult to access the data and keep it properly synchronized. DFS with Replication (DFS-R), for example, promises to sync files between two locations or to provide a backup mirror of the primary file server with load balancing across multiple servers to enhance performance. But when IT administrators try to use it to create a centralized file server for a multi-site organization with a unified namespace, the DFS replication service often falls short and fails to deliver on its promises with poor conflict resolution and frequent sync failures.

Gladinet solves these issues with a simple architecture that does not require site-2-site VPN connections for server directory synchronization or VPN connections from remote clients. Instead the only protocol needed for remote sites or remote clients is HTTPS. The platform provides simplicity and performance while maintaining centralized access controls, data consistency and security.

Additional Benefits

Beyond combining Dropbox-style mobility features and Windows file server security, Gladinet has numerous features to meet your enterprise's needs.

Online Backup

Cloud backup and data protection with version control. On-demand sync minimizes storage and bandwidth consumption.


Full support for file locking from the cloud. Encrypt remote agent caches or revoke remote agent access privileges from a central management console.

VPN Replacements

An alternative for one or more of the following: VPN, DFS, FTP, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, ShareFile, Anchor, Egnyte, etc.

Centralized Control

Combines NTFS permissions, Active Directory users and drive mappings. Advanced reports and usage audits on file-sharing activity from a centralized management console.

Simple Remote Access

Simplified remote access from iOS/AndroidPC/Mac/Windows Phone/Windows RT mobile devices. From any location, with any device.

Reduce Cost

Eliminate management costs of servers and VPNs. Avoid the cost of manual files and folders replication or recreation of NTFS permissions.

Seamless Integration

Seamlessly integrates into current file-based enterprise networks and work-flow environments.

Flexible and Easy Setup

Choose different implementations based on your own needs. Easy process to set up.

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