Some Typical Use Cases
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Chris Kacoroski, Northshore School District
"We had 6800 PCs and Macs that needed reliable remote access to our file servers. Gladinet Cloud Enteprise
allowed us to solve that problem and create a secure, private file sharing solution for our 23,000 faculty
and students who were struggling with email and USB drives. The transition has been completely seamless and
I am very impressed!"
Rob Bosch, iPremise
"We feel pretty good about where the product is headed and the new features. The management capabilities
now are pretty strong and definitely a good fit for an enterprise operation. We just rolled out a 70-user
implementation that went really well. We used it to replace a SharePoint site. We have another customer that
has several sites that we’ve moved to the cloud, replacing their SharePoint/Dropbox solution. I have several
customers expecting to move away from using our onsite server package and moving everything to the cloud. We
also have some larger, multi-site implementations which worked exactly as I planned. We save money on server
replacements and they get a great solution."
Ed Carter, YHMAN
"YHMAN provides a Shared Community Cloud service in the UK for the University and College educational sector.
We had an urgent need to provide a secure file sharing and cloud access platform. CentreStack
has enabled us to offer each university tenancy access to our cloud storage service while authenticating users
against the appropriate university active directory and allowing them to collaborate easily."
Ed McGuian, Merit Group
"I was asked to provide the equivalent to a file server for different departments in the company where they could place
documents that needed to be shared among members of the department and also with senior management. We don't have a Windows
Server Admin person within the company and I am the IT department so I wanted to look at something with the following
- Provide a Windows Explorer interface and integration with desktop applications - what the user base is used to.
- Useable across multiple locations
- Able to offer a simple backup solution for files on users desktop or laptop computers - can't get users to manage their backups and having their My Documents folder synch to the cloud is very powerful
- Provide a good browser interface for casual access from home or road
- Good pricing structure with no annual contracts or other methods of lock-in
- The ability to synch to a folder on a windows server is powerful - I created a
document repository folder which I shared via Gladinet, giving me a local copy
of the data.
- I liked the drag and drop to the browser for file upload
- File revision tracking
I took a few days to look over the various Cloud offerings and found yours to be the best for a Small Business application
like ours - really trying to stay away from Windows Servers and Active Directory."
It is recommended that CentreStack be installed on Windows 2008 w/
Service Pack 2 or R2 servers, or Windows 2012 servers as shown in the following configuration. You can connect
the Active Directory to the CentreStack instance as the user manager.
You can also connect your local file server to the CentreStack Server.
CentreStack leverages the local connectivity to Active Directory and
your own storage solution to create a self-hosted dropbox alternative solution.
The benefit is to give security and control back in your hands.
For more information, please contact Gladinet Support @ firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.gladinet.com
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