This white paper describes CentreStack. The solution can be used by
enterprise to deploy and host Gladinet Cloud solutions, providing an access layer
(browser, mobile, desktop and file server access) around private cloud storage service
and on-premise storage, and retaining full control of data and the related access
You may not need cloud storage services but you are certainly noticing the impact.
Especially when employees of the business are using Dropbox on their own to backup
some local folders and make them easy to access from over the Internet. However,
from business perspective, it is not good knowing that company documents may be
scattered on multiple PCs and in different places, creating liabilities for regulatory
obligations and leakage of business secrets.
As a company policy, you could ban the usage of online storage services. However,
a better approach will be to self-host a similar alternative solution, connecting
to your own storage. On one hand, preserve employee productivity and on the other
hand, protect company data from leakage.
CentreStack provides a solution for the problem above. First it enables
you to install and host the solution completely on-premise or inside a data center
next to your own storage. Second, it can be integrated with the file server storage,
SAN storage or NAS storage. Third, it can be integrated with Active Directory.
Benefit 1 - Support Active Directory Users
There is no additional setup to add active directory users to the solution. Active
Directory users can simply log in to the on-premise Gladinet Cloud web portal.
Benefit 2 - Native integration with Home Directory
User's home directory information will be directly used for web browser based and
mobile device access.
Benefit 3 - Integration with Your Own Storage
The solution can be integrated with your own storage, whether it be file server
storage, SAN storage or NAS storage. In addition, you can also connect to your own
public cloud storage services.
It is recommended that CentreStack be installed on Windows 2008 w/
Service Pack 2 or R2 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 online storage/cloud storage alternative
solution. The benefit is to get security and control back in your hands, prevent
data leakage and still give employees productivity tools.
For more information, please contact Gladinet Support @ firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.gladinet.com
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