Business File Sharing

Build a branded, online file sharing solution for your customers with your infrastructure


Manage Your Customer's Storage like a Dropbox

Provide a Managed Dropbox-like Solution to Your Customers with Their Storage


This white paper describes CentreStack for service provider. The solution can be used by businesses and service providers 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 storage, and retaining full control of data and the related access infrastructure.

Problem Statement

Many of your business customers are now faced with the Dropbox problem. The 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 in a third party hosting site.

Many of them are turning to you now for an answer. Since you are already manage important IT infrastructure for the customer, it would be great if you could manage a dropbox-like service for your business customers.

Gladinet Solution

CentreStack provides a solution for the problem above. First it enables the service provider to intall and host the solution completely on-premise or inside the service provider's data center. Second, it can be integrated with the file server storage, SAN storage, NAS storage or private cloud storage service such as OpenStack Swift

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 Customer's Storage

The solution can be integrated with customer's 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.

Benefit 4 - You host and own the solution

Since you host the solution as part of your offering to the customer, you own the solution and enhance your value-add and service provided to customers.


It is recommended that CentreStack be installed on Windows 2008 R2 servers or Windows 2012 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 tightly integrates with Active Directory and User's home directory settings to provide a seamlessly integrated file sync and share solution for easy online access.

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

See Also

Installable Enterprise Sync & Share Solution

Additional questions?  Contact Gladinet Support at support@gladinet.com.