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This white paper describes CentreStack which can be used by businesses to privately
deploy and host a file sync and share solutions, with all the public cloud like features,
while 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, despite the convenience they provide, many enterprises (IBM, for instance)
will not allow employees to use public services like Dropbox or Apple’s iCloud at
work because they cannot tolerate the risk of trusting third-party cloud services
to provide adequate security for their sensitive corporate data.
The resulting challenge for large and small enterprises is to provide convenient
access methods for corporate data while maintaining full control over the security
of all data storage and data passage.
Enterprises have traditionally relied on virtual private network (VPN) solutions
to access corporate data, but they are difficult to use, as evidenced by employees’
demonstrated preference for public cloud solutions. Furthermore, with a VPN, you
will need additional solutions to enable mobile access, web browser based access,
sync & share, team collaboration functionalities.
CentreStack provides a solution for the problem above by wrapping all the public
Gladinet Cloud features into a Windows Installer (MSI) package that you can install
on your own servers.
CentreStack is pure software solution built on top of the Microsoft Web Platform, including IIS, ASP.NET
and SQL Server (Standard/Express). It is fairly straight forward to prepare a Windows
Server for the underlying platform or scale up to multiple servers. It is easy to
setup and easy to do administrative work.
Since CentreStack is a Windows Installer package, with a handful of clicks
(Next), you can have the solution installed and ready in a matter of minutes. It
is easy to get started. It is as easy to upgrade as well just by install it over existing
CentreStack integrates tightly with your Active Directory domain. It also integrates
tightly with your own storage, such as your own file server storage, your own OpenStack
storage, EMC Atmos storage and etc. It is easy to plug in your existing user management
and storage systems.
It is recommended that CentreStack 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 CentreStack Cluster, when it has 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 the public cloud and the private
enterprise solution packaging to create a self-hosted, installable file
sync and share solution.
The end result is a solution that Enterprises can easily deploy for their own storage,
with deep Active Directory integration.
For more information, please contact Gladinet Support @ firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.gladinet.com
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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
Self-Hosted OwnCloud Alternative Solution