CentreStack
Enterprise File Sharing

Sync outside the box with this self-hosted, enterprise file sync and share platform.

 

Enterprise Private File Sharing Solution

Create a Cloud-like Solution for your private Enterprise

Introduction

This white paper describes CentreStack product and how it can be used to create an Enterprise Sync & Share solution, completely on-premise, and completely under your Enterprise's control.

Problem Statement

Online storage solutions are so easy to use that Enterprises have seen employees using them as a quick way to pass files around for easy access. However, due to regulatory reason or security reason, enterprise can't approve the use of personal/consumer online storage solution. Instead, enterprise needs a private file sharing and collaboration solution.

Traditionally, SharePoint Service is the enterprise private file sharing and collaboration solution. However, on one hand, it is cumbersome to setup and cumbersome to use, on the other hand, employees are used to the ease-of-use of current online storage services. The private file sharing solution needs to be easy to use, while making it private to the enterprise.

Gladinet Solution

A better solution would be to create a file sharing service that is completely owned by the Enterprise, from the backend storage to the front-end web browser, desktop client and mobile access solutions, and incorporate the modern web browser technology and smart phone mobile devices into the access tier.

Implementation #1

You can use CentreStack and your own file server as the backend storage. You would put the CentreStack server farm inside a DMZ zone. On the front side firewall, you can have port 80 and port 443 open for web based access and remote access. On the back side of the firewall, you have CIFS/SMB port open and optionally LDAP/Active Directory port open.

Implementation #2

Instead of using file server as the backend storage, you can have private cloud storage services such as OpenStack Swift as the default storage.

In this implementation, instead of opening CIFS/SMB ports on the back side of the firewall, you will open 80/443 port to access the cloud storage service via the REST/HTTP protocol.

Summary

You can use CentreStack to create an Enterprise-owned and operated file sync and share solution. The solution covers browser-based access, desktop clients, file server clients and mobile apps.

  

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See Also

Installable Enterprise Sync & Share Solution

Secure Online Access to Your Private Cloud

Access Cloud Storage with Active Directory Identities

Cloud Sync & Share, Team Collaboration Solution for Managed Service Provider

SharePoint Replacement

Enterprise Private File Sharing

Easy Online Access to User's Home Directory

Enterprise Dropbox Alternative Solution

Self Hosted Cloud Storage Solution