Network Drive Mapping to Cloud Storage

Blending Network Drives' Ease with Cloud Storage's Scalability and Security for Businesses

Integrate local network drives with cloud storage for seamless, secure data flow, enhancing access, sharing, and collaboration. This strategy boosts data management and security, propelling your business into a future where convenience and reliability drive success.

Imagine seamlessly integrating your local network drives with the limitless capacity of cloud storage, where your business data flows freely and securely between the two. With network drive mapping to cloud storage, you unlock a streamlined workflow that empowers your team to access, share, and collaborate on files from anywhere, at any time. This solution not only elevates your data management strategy but also fortifies your data security, ensuring your business's most valuable assets are always protected yet readily available. Embrace the future of storage, where convenience meets reliability, and propel your business forward with confidence.


In today's digital-first environment, businesses face unique challenges in managing and accessing their data efficiently. The transition from traditional network drives to cloud storage presents hurdles such as technical complexities, security concerns, and operational inefficiencies. These challenges can significantly impact productivity and hinder the seamless collaboration that modern businesses require.

Technical Complexities

Setting up and maintaining a secure connection between network drives and cloud storage can be cumbersome, involving intricate configurations that demand significant IT resources.

Security Concerns

Ensuring data is protected during transfer and when stored in the cloud requires robust encryption and compliance with standards like HIPAA, adding layers of complexity.

Operational Inefficiencies

The lack of seamless integration between network drives and cloud storage can lead to inconsistent access, disrupting workflows and reducing productivity.

Access and Automation

Businesses need the ability to automate tasks without manual login requirements, a feature often missing, leading to operational bottlenecks.

Identifying these challenges marks the initial phase in evolving your data management approach. We will navigate solutions to address them collaboratively.

Existing Solutions and Their Limitations

In the quest for optimal data management, businesses often encounter roadblocks with existing network drive mapping to cloud storage solutions. These alternatives, while promising in theory, frequently fall short in practice, leaving users grappling with a host of limitations. From cumbersome setups to inflexible access controls, the current landscape is riddled with challenges that impede operational efficiency and data security.

Complex Setups

Solutions like SharePoint and Azure Files often involve intricate configurations, deterring businesses with their high costs and technical demands.

Limited Access Control

Competitors such as Jungle Disk and Cloudberry lack the nuanced file level access control businesses need for secure and scalable file sharing.

VPN Dependencies

The reliance on VPNs for file access in setups like Azure file shares introduces unnecessary complexity and security concerns.

Integration Challenges

Many solutions fail to offer seamless integration with existing cloud storage, leading to fragmented user experiences and operational inefficiencies.


Enhance efficiency and security by integrating network drive mapping with cloud storage, offering the scalability and flexibility of the cloud with the familiar interface of network drives. This solution effectively tackles data management challenges, providing secure, efficient, and compliant operations, essential for remote companies and those managing sensitive data.

Simplified Integration

Eliminate complex VPN setups and domain servers with our direct Azure Blob integration, streamlining your IT infrastructure and reducing administrative overhead.

Enhanced Security

Leverage robust encryption and compliance with standards like HIPAA, fortifying your data security without adding complexity to your operations.

Operational Efficiency

Improve productivity with seamless access and automation capabilities, enabling tasks and scripts to run without manual logins or user intervention.

Scalable Collaboration

Facilitate secure and scalable file sharing with granular access control, supporting your business's growth and collaborative needs effortlessly.

Enhance your data management strategy by mapping network drives directly to cloud storage, experiencing the future of storage solutions today.

Embrace the future of storage: Integrate your network drives with cloud for unmatched scalability and security. Discover how.

Deployment Option #1

Hybrid Local File Servers

Gladinet enables seamless file server integration with support for Windows 2016/2019/2022, offering indirect & direct connection options and flexible access.

Deployment Option #2

File Servers with Direct Cloud Access

Gladinet provides a direct file access solution from remote devices and mobile devices.

Unlock seamless data flow: Integrate drives with cloud for secure, scalable business growth.

Cloud Drive Mapping

Drive mapping is an important feature for online file access. End users can easily drag and drop files and folders from a set of mapped drives over the Internet without a VPN connection.

Global File Locking

File locking is a vital feature for online file access and team collaboration to avoid conflicts. End users need to control global concurrent online file access by using file locking to maintain consistency.

Secure Mobile Access

Have you spent many hours troubleshooting VPN connections? Have both your staff and IT support team lost productivity due to downed VPN connections? VPNs are complicated; there is a better way!

How It Works

Our solution integrates local network drives with cloud storage to streamline workflow, enabling file access, sharing, and collaboration from any location. It maps cloud storage as a network drive, removing the need for complex VPN configurations and domain service servers, thus simplifying IT infrastructure and boosting data security and compliance.


Seamless Integration

Map cloud storage directly as network drives on your computer, combining the familiarity of network drives with cloud storage's scalability.


Simplified Access

Eliminate complex VPN setups and domain service servers required by traditional file shares, simplifying user access.


Enhanced Security

Supports single sign-on through Azure, integrates with Azure Blob storage without VPNs, and allows granular permission settings on shared folders.


Optimized Performance

Utilizes HTTPS for access, ensuring full bandwidth utilization without throttling by VPNs, and features an intelligent caching system to optimize data access.


Automated Workflows

Enables mapping that operates independently of user login sessions, facilitating scheduled tasks and scripts without manual intervention.

Our Recent Case Studies

Revolutionizing Clinical Trials with Cloud Integration

A healthcare innovator transformed their clinical research efficiency by adopting a cutting-edge data management system, seamlessly integrating cloud storage solutions. This strategic move addressed their operational challenges, notably in data storage, access, and security, while supporting a fully remote operational model. The solution provided not only enhanced operational efficiency but also ensured compliance with health data protection standards, setting a new benchmark in secure, scalable remote clinical research. This case underscores the importance of tailored, customer-centric solutions in advancing healthcare technology.

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Frequently Asked Questions: All You Need to Know

Yes, single sign-on through Azure is supported, facilitating easier access and management.

Yes, there's an intelligent caching system that automatically downloads accessed files to a hidden cache folder for offline use.

Yes, files can be shared externally through both the map drive and the web client, with granular control over the permissions for each shared file.

No, there's a separate piece of software called a cloud server agent that runs in the context of a system service and persists even without a logged in user, ensuring that the shared drives are accessible for applications.

Yes, the platform aims to replace FTP with a more integrated approach to accessing Blob storage for both biomarkers and shared drives, eliminating the need for multiple access solutions.

The platform maintains file server compatibility including map drive seamless experience, proper implementation of NTFS permissions, and ensuring users understand the location of the data they're looking for.

Yes, the platform is designed to provide centralized control over access to Blob storage, streamlining the process for both biomarkers and shared drives and eliminating the need for separate tools like Azure Explorer.

Unfortunately, the disk will be dismounted after log off. The only workaround is to sync the data to a local folder and then publish the local folder.


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