Technical Overview


SharePoint® Sync

Cloud-to-Cloud Sync between Office 365 SharePoint Document Library and CloudNAS Share

Morro Data CloudNAS modernizes enterprise storage with a scalable and distributed hybrid cloud architecture. Connected through a global file system, CacheDrive caching gateways are deployed on premises to store and sync office documents and design files while presenting the fast, secure, and familiar NAS interface to users. Applications for CloudNAS include multi-site sync, cloud backup and archive, and collaboration.

SharePoint Sync with CloudNAS enables SharePoint Online users to experience fast NAS access of SharePoint Document Library files with the added benefit of cloud-to-cloud (C2C) backup. Conversely by syncing with SharePoint, CloudNAS users can sync files with the Office 365 environment and its many applications.

 

 

Key Benefits

  • Cost Reduction: Reduce SharePoint storage cost with SharePoint-to-CloudNAS C2C archive
  • Business Continuity: Protect SharePoint files with SharePoint-to-CloudNAS C2C backup
  • Better Performance: Add NAS performance and mapped drive access to SharePoint with SharePoint-CloudNAS C2C sync
  • Rich Applications: Connect CloudNAS files to SharePoint in Office 365 and its many applications

Office 365 Azure AD Authentication

CloudNAS supports Office 365 Azure AD user authentication. To use SharePoint Sync, CloudNAS must be configured with Azure AD authentication.

SharePoint Document Library

Files are synced between CloudNAS shares and SharePoint Document Libraries. Shares and Document Libraries are mapped on a one-to-one basis. Both share and document library can pre-exist with separate sets of files before syncing as the files will be merged.

Sync with No Delete

“No Delete” sync option is available to protect against inadvertent deletion of SharePoint files. When this option is selected, all SharePoint delete commands will be blocked when syncing to CloudNAS. This provides additional protection when SharePoint Sync is used to backup SharePoint files to CloudNAS.

Share Permissions

A SharePoint Document Library is associated with a Team Site which is a user group with members. When a CloudNAS share is synced with a Document Library, the Team Site group members are given read/write permissions for the share by default. If the purpose of sync is to replicate or archive SharePoint files, it is suggested that permissions for members are modified to read only or no access.

NAS Acceleration

Users can access SharePoint files through the CacheDrive NAS interface at LAN speed with network share name or by mapped network drive letter.

Extend CloudNAS with Office 365

By connecting CloudNAS shares to SharePoint, CloudNAS users can now take advantage of the many applications available in the Office 365 environment. For example, once a CloudNAS share is synced with a SharePoint Document Library and the Document Library is mapped to the user’s OneDrive for Business desktop or mobile app, file changes in either OneDrive or CloudNAS can appear on the other in seconds. This provides additional online and offline access options for CloudNAS users.

Limitations

SharePoint Sync is designed to sync files between CloudNAS and Office 365 and does not provide seamless collaboration such as file locking and real-time document editing by multiple users between CloudNAS and Office 365.

 

Did You Know

Morro Global File System

The Morro global file system provides multi-site collaborative file services for sync, lock, transfer, and caching. Interfaces supported include SMB (Windows, Mac) and Web with ACL. At each CacheDrive, users complete unlimited file system is presented as a single namespace.

Object Storage

Morro Data supports S3 compatible object storage including AWS S3 and Azure, presenting a single interface to different storage tiers and cloud providers for collaboration/sync (primary), transfer/replication, backup, and archive.

Global File Services

Consolidated Data Management:

  • Unlimited cloud capacity
  • Primary + Backup in one global namespace
  • Multiple cloud providers to save cost
  • Deduped and Encrypted

Multi-Site File Sync and Lock:

  • NAS Interface for cloud data. No VPN.
  • Global file locking
  • Add CacheDrive for fast Disaster Recovery
  • Large File Transfer

Cloud-to-Cloud Sync:

  • Sync with SharePoint
  • Backup to economic cloud storage
  • Business Continuity
  • User error recovery

 

Morro Data Features

File Services

Consolidated Data Management

NAS access with cloud reliability for primary and secondary data

Multi-Site Sync

Store files in cloud and sync files locally with cache. Add CacheDrive for easy expansion and instant disaster recovery.

Cloud-to-Cloud Sync

Sync and backup SharePoint and other cloud files

Global File System

Global Namespace

Data in cloud and synced across gateways in a single namespace. Gateway cache enables high performance access to unlimited file system.

Unlimited Storage

Choice of Cloud Storage providers for primary and secondary data.

Storage Pool

Pool specifies where and how data is stored and synced. A pool contains multiple shares. Pool types include Sync, Replicate, and Gateway.

Share Access

Network share with user access and gateway access controls

Global File Locking

Lock Office and other application files across gateways for remote collaboration.

Disaster Recovery

Fast metadata sync for replacement gateway for full file system access.

File Versioning

Version control of 1, 30, 300, or unlimited versions.

Prefetch

Automatic download to destination gateway vs. on-demand download.

Deduplication

Files are de-duplicated to save cloud storage and upload bandwidth

Compression

Files are compressed to save cloud storage and upload bandwidth

Bandwidth Limiting

Control sync window and sync bandwidth per share

Share Mapping

Shares can be optionally mapped to gateways for security

Advanced SMB Share Controls

Options to enable oplocks and to use Extended Attributes to save streams

Security

Encryption

Files are encrypted both in transit and at rest in cloud

Access Based Enumeration

Hidden shares

Web Access Security

ACL-based file access permission

User Management

Users and Groups

User and Group access permissions

Active Directory

Supports Microsoft Active Directory and Azure AD

User Permissions

Access permission per user/group/location (read only / RW / no access)

Location Based Permissions

File access based on Gateway (location) and on/off premises

Share Folder Security

Manage shared folder’s ownership and access control list

System Interface

NAS Interface

Present shares the same as NAS, with unlimited capacity

Local Network Interface

Support SMB protocol version 2.0/2.1/3.0/3.1 working with Windows and MacOS clients

Client OS Support

Windows, MAC OSX, Linux, Major Browser

Web Interface

Team Portal for ACL-based file access and management. Upload files and create folders to shares. Manage file versions, download, rename, copy, move, delete, purge files, create share link for files.

Morro Cloud Manager

Gateway Management

Globally manage all gateways on MCM

File System Management

Globally manage all shares in a Global Namespace

Dashboard

Usage analytics and system diagram

Analytics

Storage usage, User activities, and Data transfer activities

Role Based Management

Business Admin, Global Admin, Regular User

Users and Groups

Users, Primary Group, Secondary Groups

Logs

By category – team/device/file system. By severity – information/warning/error

Apps

Cloud-to-Cloud Sync

Sync shares with SharePoint document library, Dropbox or OneDrive

Morro Audit

Access history for retrospective investigation

Morro Migrate

Managed data migration to cloud

Gateway

CacheDrive Models

Desktop G80, G80 Pro, Tower T600, Rackmount R1100. Virtual Machine V200 (VMware) V201 (Hyper-V)

Device Information

CacheDrive Model number, serial number, firmware version, IP address, UUID and cache size

Cloud Caching

Files are uploaded to cloud through cache, presenting access window to unlimited file system size

Backup Target

Unlimited backup target through cache

NAS Interface

SMB network share interface same as NAS

Deduplication

Files are de-duplicated on gateway to save upload bandwidth

Compression

Files are compressed on gateway to save upload bandwidth and storage

Encryption

Files are encrypted on gateway before upload

Upload Status

Monitor upload status, speed, remaining upload and files

Prefetch Status

Monitoring prefetch files, status, speed etc.

Advanced Device Option

Hostname and SMB version selection

Device Clock

Global time zone based device clock

Device Management

Shutdown, reboot, and scheduled firmware update from centralized cloud management UI

Green Computing

Low power consumption gateway replacing traditional NAS or file server

Cloud Storage

Amazon S3

US (OR, VA, OH, CA), UK (London), Germany (Frankfurt), Australia, Japan (Tokyo), Singapore, China (Beijing), China (Ningxia)

Azure

BYOS All Regions

Wasabi

US (East), US (West)

Backblaze B2

US

Morro Connect Desktop App

Supported OS

Windows, MacOS

Simple Connect

Auto start and login for persistent network share connection

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