This white paper describes CentreStack for service provider and for
Enterprise. 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.
Quite often, our MSP partners refer to it as the self-hosted file sync and share
solution or managed file sync and share solution and our Enterprise customers refer to it as an enterprise self-hosted file sync and share solution.
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 on third party sites, creating liabilities for regulatory obligations and leakage
of business confidential documents.
Also Dropbox brings its own problems, especially in the business environment. When an employee upload a file, the file may be replicated everywhere to everyone's desktop. On the other hand, an employee deposit a file, it needs to wait for the full sync to finish before the file
can be used.
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 self-host and manage a file sync and share service for your business customers or for employees in
your own company.
CentreStack provides a solution for the problems above. First it enables
the service provider to install 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 services such as OpenStack Swift.
Benefit 1 - Privacy, Security and Control
Since you self-host the solution, from the access infrastructure to the data storage,
everything is under your control.
Benefit 2 - 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 file sync and share web portal.