If you're using plain SSH, then SSHFS may be of interest. I use it to mount a remote folder from a headless server. I can interact with the remote files as if they were on my local machine which is useful when I need to edit with something other than vi, move files, etc.
I'm also using a NAS that shares via Samba at the office that I connect to with:
sshfs email@example.com:/var/www/tarkin/htdocs /media/tarkin
sudo mount -t cifs -o iocharset=utf8,noperm,file_mode=0666,dir_mode=0777 //192.168.1.153/greasedscotsman /media/greasedscotsman/