CentreStack
Business File Sharing

Build a branded, online file sharing solution for your customers with your infrastructure

 

Secure Online Access to Your Private Cloud

Secure Anywhere, Any Device Access to Your Private Cloud Storage

Introduction

This white paper describes CentreStack which can be used by businesses to privately deploy and host file sync and share solutions, providing an access layer (browser, mobile, desktop and file server access) around private cloud storage service and local file server network shares, and retaining full control of data storage and the related access infrastructure.

Problem Statement

Public cloud storage solutions have become increasingly convenient as they enable anywhere access to files and folders for web browsers, desktops and mobile devices, with sync and share capabilities. And we have seen companies like Dropbox and Box leading the charge to popularize these public cloud access methods.

However, you are still using file server as your traditional file sharing platform. To access the file servers outside of company, you will need to setup VPN. To access the file servers from mobile devices, you will need to setup some VPN or other applications. To access the files and folders from the file server directly over web browser, it wasn't possible in the past.

Previous Options

VPN may be the option you had. First it is cumbersome. Second, it still not easy to access file server from mobile devices or from web browsers.

Gladinet Solution

CentreStack provides a solution for the problem above by wrapping all the public file sync and share features into a Windows Installer (MSI) package that you can install on your own. The solution provides a complete access solution covering browser access, mobile device access, desktop client access and file server access, all with the speed of streaming HTTP transfer.

Benefit 1 - Multiple Device Access

You can access private cloud storage from multiple devices such as from a web browser, a mobile device, a desktop PC or another file server in a different location.

Benefit 2 - Feature Rich Solution

Beyond read and write to files inside private cloud storage service, Gladinet Cloud solution also provides file sync and share, backup and restore and team collaboration related solutions.

Benefit 3 - Speed of Transfer

Cloud storage services are designed to work over HTTP. HTTP is a streaming protocol and faster than traditional CIFS/SMB protocol.

Implementation

CentreStack should be installed on Windows 2008 R2 servers, or Windows 2012 R2 servers as shown in the following configuration.

You will install the CentreStack inside a DMZ zone. It will have a public DNS name that client devices can use to connect.

Below is a diagram for a Gladinet Cloud Enterprise Cluster, when there's more than one server in the server farm.

For detailed implementation and deployment information, please reference the Gladinet Cloud Enterprise Deployment Guide.

Summary

CentreStack leverages both the feature set of public file sync and share service and also the strength of control of private installation by packaging the features into a simple Windows Installable package.

The end result is a solution that Enterprises can easily deploy for their own private cloud storage service, with deep Active Directory integration.

For more information, please contact Gladinet Support @ enterprise@gladinet.com or visit http://www.gladinet.com

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

 
 
 
Additional questions?  Contact Gladinet Support at support@gladinet.com.