There is nothing wrong with them – as long as they are used as intended in local low latency networks!
However, as soon as you introduce distance (and latency), they break down. If you have ever had the frustrating experience of connecting to your corporate file server through a VPN while traveling or at home, you know what we mean.
We’ve tackled the latency challenges in our architecture with a unique approach which separates the metadata from the file data, synchronizes the metadata locally and streams data as applications or users request access.
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