As companies expand and open new office locations, the requirement for efficient inter-office collaboration becomes increasingly important to ensure that geographic distance does not inhibit growth. Ensuring that data is quickly available regardless of whether your staff are at headquarters or a branch office becomes critical.
File mirroring solutions are a mechanism that are generally far more efficient than emailing files back and forth. However, standard file mirroring solutions generally lack a central feature important for a collaborative environment where inter-office file servers are mirrored and data is shared: File Locking.
Without integrated file locking, mirrored file servers expose live documents to version conflicts. The surest and simplest way of eliminating version conflicts with any file mirroring solution is to add a true file locking solution - one that offers, at a minimum, real-time detection of file use and immediate remote locking. This assures that when a file is open at location A, all other versions - say local copies at various branch offices - are locked down, preventing anyone from opening and revising it. When the file closes, the file lock is immediately released and ready for synchronisation.
PeerLink® is an enterprise-level, real-time, multi-directional, distributed file locking and synchronisation technology that ensures the same data exists on all participating servers regardless of where changes occur, and prevents users from accessing files that are currently in-use by another user in the session. No longer is there a need to use email, FTP, or a centralised file repository. PeerLink ensures that your data is always up to date on every file server through real-time file replication. Furthermore, version conflicts are prevented through distributed real-time file locking to ensure that only one person can edit a file at a time.
PeerSync® Collaboration Edition
The combination of PeerSync® Enterprise Server and PeerLock® in this solution provides powerful file mirroring, branch office synchronisation, and file locking. With PeerSync® in conjunction with Peerlock® you will able to ensure that your data and applications are accessible, providing a reliable IT solution for your business. PeerSync's data distribution features ensure that your data is where it is required, and is totally up to date. As soon as a changed is saved it is replicated to all sites. Whilst PeerLock® protects against multiple revisions occurring simultaneously on different machines.