CentreStack
Enterprise File Sharing

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

 

White Label Cloud Solution for MSP

Collaboration, Sync & Share Solution for Managed Service Providers

Introduction

This white paper describes CentreStack for service providers. The product can be used by managed service providers to provide an access layer (browser, mobile, desktop and file server access) around storage services and on-premise file server storage. The end result is a branded cloud sync & share, team collaboration and backup solution managed by the service provider.

Problem Statement

MSPs providing managed exchange servers, file servers, web servers and other managed services are looking for cloud solutions to enhance their service portfolio. They are looking for a solution that is similar to Box/Dropbox and can be branded in the service provider's name and use the provider's own storage services.

Some MSPs have excessive NAS storage, or SAN Storage with low utilization rates and are looking for solutions that leverage the existing storage service to provide additional services.

Other MSPs have adopted OpenStack Swift, EMC Atmos or Nirvanix for cloud storage services and are looking for access solutions that work together with the cloud storage service in their own data center.

Previous Options

Previously MSPs offered online backup solutions that are based on Mozy or other branded backup solutions. Their cloud offerings were limited to backup functionalities which did not provide a complete solution for synchronization, sharing and collaboration.

Gladinet Solution

CentreStack for service providers covers not only backup functionality, but also file synchronization, sharing and team collaboration. The access clients include web browser based file managers, mobile applications, desktop clients, a cloud storage gateway and file server clients.

Benefit 1 - Branded Solution

A branding form is provided to brand the solution's product name, web site logo and email templates.

Benefit 2 - Simple Setup Process

The solution is built on the Microsoft web platform, with IIS, ASP.NET, SQL Server Express and .NET Framework. An installer is provided to quickly and easily configure the solution.

Benefit 3 - Easy Storage Integration

CentreStack works with file server storage, NAS, SAN storage as a UNC path, private EMC Atmos storage, OpenStack Swift storage services, or even public cloud storage services.

Benefit 4 - Multiple Tenants and Multiple Active Directory Support

CentreStack for Service Providers supports multiple tenants and supports multiple active directories.

Benefit 5 - Scale to Multiple-Server Farm

Each CentreStack server can support 1000 users. Simply add servers to the farm to scale up the solution. For service providers that need to support many users, the solution is easily scale up to a farm of servers.

Benefit 6 - Control Your Own Billing

You can bill your customers directly.

Implementation

CentreStack should be installed on a Windows 2008 R2 server , or a Windows 2012 R2 server as shown in the following configuration. You can connect Active Directory to the CentreStack instance as the user manager.

Summary

CentreStack for Service Providers can be used to enhance service portfolios, leverage existing storage services and provide browser based access, mobile device access and traditional PC/Mac/File Server access to storage services.

The end result is a solution that Service Providers can brand and use for backup, access, sync & share and team collaboration.

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

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See Also

Installable Enterprise Sync & Share Solution

 
 
 
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