This is not strictly networking. Please feel free to move it if this is the wrong place. I need ideas Small company I work for has most of their tech infrastructure in-house (email server, smb share, etc etc). We need to move it into the "cloud" so that employees can work remotely from home (that's not the only reason). The problems I'm having are with Quickbooks2013pro and Microsoft Access97, everything else is not really a problem. Currently both are accessed on the SMB share. Access97 is just opened directly from SMB, Quickbooks is first copied locally, launched, edits are made, and then it's saved back to the share. Access97 is mostly edited by only one employee, Quickbooks is edited by two routinely. Because our office is so tiny, this works more or less (people just coordinate with eachother who is working on the Quickbooks). This is not going to work anymore. I'm trying to find solutions to this. Our budget is below 40$/month (the lower the better). My brainstorming has come up with several ideas. I don't particularly like any of them. 1) Just put everything on google drive and have everyone use some sort of "file locking" procedure whenever they need to access a resource. Need to use quickbooks? Create a lock file nameed "IN_USE_BY_SERPRETETSKY", download the QuickBooks files, do your work, upload your files, erase the lock file. This is pretty ugly and clunky, but there is not much setup and for 100GB of google drive we only pay 2$/month. Probably can't use google sync. 2) Rent a VPS, install windows, quickbooks, and access97 on it, and remotely login whenever someone wants to work on their stuff. I would probably want to put a firewall and a VPN server in front of that. Vultr has VPS for $5/month, if I rented one for VPN and one as the VPS server and purchased their backup plan it would be about $12/month. The other problem is if i use regular windows I believe only one RDP session is supported. But I'm not sure if access97 and quickbooks 2013 pro will work fine on a server version of windows, I'll also don't know where to get a cheap copy of windows server. This is more complex and would take me a while to setup. It also is more complex and means harder to fix if something breaks (im not gonig to be working here much longer, it will be up to my boss to fix it then). I would probably still buy 100GB $2/month of google drive for other files. 3) Transition to quickbooks online and figure something else out for Access97. This would be like 30$/month, plus I was surprised to learn you cant download a local backup company of your quickbooks stuff. I don't like putting all of my trust in one place, I'd prefer to be able to backup local copies of the data just in case. I would probably still buy 100GB $2/month of google drive for other files. Anyone have other ideas?