Best tool for syncing data between IT Eco-system
January 17, 2022

Best tool for syncing data between IT Eco-system

Umair Mehboob | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Layer2 Cloud Connector

I have used the Layer2 connectors for integrating our external committee members with our SharePoint 2019. I have a client where thousands of external members regularly access the SharePoint websites and integrating all external users with the SharePoint was an issue and we had resolved this integration with the Layer2 cloud connector.
  • Layer2 provides best connectivity with SharePoint
  • It syncs local network shared files to the SharePoint
  • Provides details file history
  • Per User cost is expensive
  • A lot of pre-requisites
  • UI needs to be more user-friendly
  • Layer2 resolves the time management issue
  • Resolved data syncing issues across different external vendors
  • LOE optimisation with using Layer2 connector.
We had also used Microsoft One Drive as a syncing tool but it requires Office365 for managing and syncing data across thousands of vendors which was not practically possible to manage users on Office 365. Layer2 resolved this issue by having 3 user licenses and they are enough to periodically sync all external parties' data with our SharePoint online.

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Microsoft SharePoint, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
We had a scenario where our clients have thousands of external party vendors/committees who regularly sync SharePoint data. Managing thousands of external parties can never be possible without using a Layer2 cloud connector. We managed the local network sharing and SharePoint integration by using the Layer2 connector. Layer2 is convenient with a large amount of data as the per-user license is high.

Layer2 Cloud Connector Feature Ratings

Connect to traditional data sources
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Not Rated
Simple transformations
Complex transformations
Not Rated
Data model creation
Not Rated
Metadata management
Not Rated
Testing and debugging
Not Rated
Integration with data quality tools
Integration with MDM tools