Re: implementing a file transporter
what data/security issues do you have?
the iphone/android apps make me thing that files *may* be exposed to an API for easy connecting, (but that easy connecting might end up being a data leak one day!) -not that I'm saying that the OS is insecure, but handing off access to a 3rd party that you cannot vet is a risk that should be considered.
Do you currently use anything to replicate data between your sites, (e.g. DFS?) if you just have two files servers (one at each site) that are not replicating anyway, then these replicator things might be overkill for what you need.
If your primary focus is reducing costs then just don't upgrade windows? - the only cost is when you buy new!
if you want to stay current with your OS versions, (because you have a compliance issue that mandates that you must -so just leaving the existing servers you already paid for in place isn't an option) then you need to be looking at something like Linux and Samba for windows file and print sharing services without the need for a server license...
if you do have these compliance issues then you may find that almost no existing commercial NAS is strictly "suitable" as they generally all run some version of Linux, and generally never receive kernel updates of security patches.
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