Storing your files in Platypus has a number of advantages over storing your files on either your C: drive or filer.
If you lose your computer, grab a new one and reinstall Platypus. Your files will be on your new machine in minutes.
Keep all your machines synchronized, even if they run different operating systems.
- VPN-less access.
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All of the files you store on Platypus are automatically accessible from the (corporate) web.
Other Googlers can mount your Platypus folders and open your files in read-only mode.
Create shared spaces to which multiple Googlers can write.
It also has advantages over storing your files in your filer WWW directory:
- Disconnected access.
On the plane? VPN broken? All your files are still accessible.
- Local IO speeds.
Open and save as quickly as you could if you were accessing them from your C: drive.
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