In 2009, Gladinet released Gladinet Cloud Desktop, one of the very first cloud drive mapper tool that can map a network drive to Microsoft SkyDrive (now OneDrive), Google Drive, Amazon S3 and etc cloud storage services. Very soon after, it was discovered that cloud storage services all have some kind of limitations. For example, OneDrive has total path length limitation and Google Drive allows duplicated file names in a folder. The limitations were so severe that replacing traditional file server work load with cloud storage services were not 100% possible. A generic cloud drive mapping tool doesn't work because it reduces itself to a common subset of features among different services.
In order to have a native cloud drive mapper for business use case, a trade off was made that to support only those raw cloud storage services such as Amazon S3, Windows Azure Blob Storage, OpenStack Swift storage. In return, the cloud drive mapping can be as close to a natively mapped drive with the following features.
CentreStack’s ability to utilize standard letter-drive mappings for cloud storage simplifies adoption, access and centralized collaboration. Many other solutions offer savings and productivity boosts from cloud file sharing (e.g. Egnyte and Dropbox) but CentreStack offers the unique ability to create your own cloud-based file server with custom branding while retaining complete control of the storage and servers involved. CentreStack is also unique in its deep integration with NTFS and Active Directory and the ability to create a hybrid cloud file server environment that preserves drive mapping, file locking and familiar permission control user experiences.