OpenStack Swift Mobile Access with Android

Simple secure access and file sharing solution based on OpenStack Swift. Android app and mobile access included!

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Unleash the Power of OpenStack Private Cloud

You have set up a private cloud with OpenStack and are looking for an easy way to access that data in OpenStack Swift from your mobile devices, such as an Android device. There are already OpenStack Swift Android applications available. So what's the difference with Triofox? With Triofox, you can access OpenStack Swift files and folders from Android devices and share OpenStack Swift files and folders as web links. You can integrate your on-premises file servers with OpenStack Swift and create a hybrid cloud file server to facilitate mobile access to your on-premises file servers.

Challenges of OpenStack Swift

OpenStack is by design a private cloud that an enterprise can deploy in any preferred data center and have full control over the deployment. OpenStack Compute(nova), for example, lets you set up your own private virtual machines. OpenStack Swift is primarily intended for independent software vendors (ISVs) who can use it to develop business solutions, rather than for direct use. It's sort of like a hard drive that's not meant for direct use, but as a building block behind a tool like Windows Explorer or a file-sharing platform like Windows File Server.

Triofox Solution

Triofox leverages the OpenStack Swift API to add secure remote access, file sharing, disaster prevention and recovery to your on-premises file server with automatic migration to your private OpenStack deployment. It's not an object metadata manipulation tool, but a secure file sharing solution and file server replacement based on OpenStack Swift.


Triofox bridges file servers and OpenStack Swift for secure remote access and file sharing.


Triofox uses OpenStack Swift as a central cloud file repository with version control, file change history, and audit tracing to ensure business continuity for on-premises file servers.


Hybrid deployment between on-premises file servers and OpenStack Swift can be seamlessly converted to OpenStack Swift only as a pure private cloud file server.

Triofox Feature Highlights


Remote access to file shares from a drive letter without requiring a VPN. OpenStack Swift Android app included!


Minimize storage and bandwidth consumption by automatically synchronizing and caching only the files you need.


Triofox adds version control and file protection to the local file server.


Local file server and OpenStack Swift are synchronized to ensure business continuity and easy cloud migration.


Retain NTFS permissions and Active Directory identities when connecting file servers to OpenStack Swift.


Granular folder permissions that can mirror NTFS permissions or start from scratch.

Deployment Option #1:
Hybrid Local File Servers with OpenStack Swift

Local file server and OpenStack Swift synchronize with each other for business continuity and easy cloud migration.

Install CentreStack File Server Agent on the file server that will migrate to OpenStack Swift over time. Supports Windows 2016/2019/2022 (32-bit/64-bit).

Deployment Option #2:
File Servers with Direct Cloud Access

Access OpenStack Swift or file server network shares directly with Triofox fronting the storage services with HTTPS

If you have already migrated local file server data to the OpenStack data center, Triofox provides a solution for direct file access from remote devices and mobile devices.

Problems Solved

Triofox's file server integration and enablement solves these problems by installing agent software on your file server, or by mounting your file server network share directly into Triofox if direct access is available. The software intelligently manages local and cloud storage and offers a range of cloud enablement options.

Most importantly, Active Directory security and the NTFS permission model are maintained as if they had never been changed. Drive mapping is also retained, giving end users a familiar drive letter to access files from remote locations. File locking is also maintained when multiple users are working on the same file at the same time.

Network shares from file servers are synced with OpenStack Swift to provide a secure access solution for mapped Windows drives, volumes mounted in Mac Finder, and Android.

Secure Access and File Sharing

Attach local file server folders to your Triofox server to enable remote access. The original network shares remain accessible over the local area network.

Server in the Cloud

You can also use existing file servers from OpenStack Compute Virtual Machines as a private cloud.

Global Workspace

Create a global namespace directory structure that unifies disparate file servers into a single folder structure and enables cross-site collaboration with a distributed cloud file system backed by OpenStack Swift.

Migrate to OpenStack Swift

Alternatively, the contents of the file server can be migrated to OpenStack Swift over time to form a hybrid environment. This allows remote access as well as a background backup process for business continuity.

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