CentreStack
Enterprise File Sharing

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

 

SharePoint Replacement Solution

A modern cloud-like private sharing and collaboration solution

Introduction

This white paper describes CentreStack product and how it can be used to create a SharePoint like  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. As a result, more and more employees are using online storage solutions as a way to do online collaboration and file sharing, however, in an un-official way, without the blessing of company IT.

Traditionally, SharePoint Service is the solution for collaboration and file sharing behind firewall, on-premise and servicing the local area network. It is cumbersome to setup and cumbersome to use but maybe the only solution available.

With the online storage services showing how file-sharing and collaboration can be done right, in a user friendly way. There is a need to combine the ease-of-use from online storage and the secure-on-premise deployment of SharePoint, to create an easy-to-use modern SharePoint-like solution, readily for on-premise deployment, replacing your existing SharePoint deployment.

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A better solution would be to leverage all the nice web browser HTML 5 features, all the sync-and-share desktop clients and all the iOS, Android applications from online storage service and apply it to on-premise storage service, creating a solution that enterprise can completely own ,from the backend storage to the front-end web browser, desktop client and mobile access solutions. And yet, make it work like Share-Point but with modern access methods and ease-of-use.

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, just like SharePoint service. 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