In many offices, people work together using a common place to store and share files. This is a “regular” computer network with a vault connected to several computers —“workstations”. There, the files you share with your colleagues are stored on the vault, not on your local hard disk:
In Windows Explorer, you can typically find these files on a network drive, for example drive H.
In the Mac OS, you can find these files on a network volume.
With Filecloud, a virtual Vault is similar to a server in a regular computer network, but there are a couple of major differences:
The Filecloud Vault is not physically present in your office, hence the name “virtual” Vault.
The Filecloud Vault uses a part of your computer's hard disk to create a dedicated Filecloud drive (Windows) or disk (Mac OS). When you copy files to your Filecloud drive (Windows) or disk (Mac OS), they will be stored both locally on your computer and on the servers maintained by the online backup company. Consequently, these files are always accessible, even when you are working offline.