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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.gladinet.com
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
Enterprise Private File Sharing
Easy Online Access to User's Home Directory
Enterprise Dropbox Alternative Solution
Self Hosted Cloud Storage Solution