Azure Hybrid File Server

Optimize File Management with Cloud and On-Premises Integration

CentreStack's 'Azure Hybrid File Server' merges existing servers with Azure for a secure, scalable file management, enhancing efficiency and data security for SMBs. It supports hybrid work with optimal file access, offering a cost-effective solution for businesses needing cloud capabilities and on-premises integrity.

CentreStack's 'Azure Hybrid File Server' merges existing servers with Azure cloud for a secure, scalable file management system. It offers cloud flexibility with on-premises reliability, enhancing operational efficiency and data security via Azure AD. This cost-effective solution supports hybrid setups, optimizing file access without sacrificing speed, ideal for SMBs needing cloud benefits and on-premises integrity. It caters to large file handling and GDPR compliance, ensuring businesses stay resilient and efficient.


In today's digital landscape, businesses face unique challenges in managing their file systems across cloud and on-premises environments. The Azure Hybrid File Server aims to bridge this gap, yet several hurdles stand in the way of seamless integration and optimal performance.

Integration Complexity

Integrating existing on-premises file servers with Azure cloud storage can be complex, requiring significant technical expertise.

Data Security Concerns

Ensuring data security during the transition and in a hybrid setup poses challenges, especially with sensitive information.

Operational Efficiency

Maintaining operational efficiency while managing files across both on-premises and cloud environments can be daunting.

Cost Management

Balancing the cost-effectiveness of cloud storage with the reliability of on-premises servers requires careful planning.

Addressing these challenges demands a solution that integrates smoothly while guaranteeing security, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

Existing Solutions and Their Limitations

In the evolving landscape of digital file management, businesses are in dire need of solutions that not only promise efficiency but also deliver on the integration of cloud and on-premises environments seamlessly. However, existing solutions like SharePoint, OneDrive, Dropbox, and others, while popular, fall short in addressing the nuanced needs of businesses, particularly those handling large files or requiring hybrid setups. These limitations not only hinder operational efficiency but also pose significant challenges in data security, accessibility, and compliance.

Limited Hybrid Support

Solutions like SharePoint and OneDrive push for a cloud-first approach, neglecting the need for on-premises data integrity and efficient access to large files, crucial for businesses requiring a true hybrid setup.

Sync and Performance Issues

Platforms such as Dropbox struggle with replication and synchronization, especially with large files like AutoCAD documents, leading to performance degradation and operational disruptions.

Complexity and Cost

The transition to cloud, especially for environments not already using platforms like Office 365, introduces technical complexities and cost inefficiencies, making solutions like OneDrive and SharePoint less viable.

Compliance and Security Gaps

Many existing solutions fail to fully meet GDPR compliance or offer robust data security, especially in multi-tenant setups, posing significant risks for businesses operating in regulated environments.

Introducing CentreStack

Utilize the 'Azure Hybrid File Server' to effectively combine on-premises reliability with cloud flexibility, offering unmatched operational efficiency, improved data security, and scalable cost solutions. This directly tackles the challenges of integration complexity, data security, operational efficiency, and cost management.

Seamless Integration

Effortlessly merge on-premises servers with Azure cloud storage, simplifying complex integrations and enabling a unified file management system.

Enhanced Data Security

With Azure AD integration, ensure the highest level of data security during the transition to a hybrid setup, safeguarding sensitive information.

Operational Efficiency

Maintain high operational efficiency across both on-premises and cloud environments, optimizing file access without sacrificing speed.

Cost-Effective Scalability

Achieve a balance between cloud storage cost-effectiveness and on-premises server reliability, allowing for scalable growth.

Explore the capabilities of 'Azure Hybrid File Server' to enhance your file management approach, offering a secure, scalable, and efficient solution.

Join the leaders; elevate your file management with Azure Hybrid today!

Cloud Drive Mapping

Drive mapping is an important feature for online file access. End users can easily drag and drop files and folders from a set of mapped drives over the Internet without a VPN connection.

Global File Locking

File locking is a vital feature for online file access and team collaboration to avoid conflicts. End users need to control global concurrent online file access by using file locking to maintain consistency.

Permission Control

Dropbox and Google Drive don't have the same level of centralized control as a file server. You might miss the NTFS permissions and the ability to know where your data is, who has access to it and what they're doing with it.

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How It Works Diagram - Two flavors of CentreStack

CentreStack Online

We host CentreStack for you in AWS

Organizations need to enhance mobility and productivity through streamlined remote access and collaboration. CIOs seek online solutions with seamless cloud integration to minimize disruption and reduce employee retraining for new cloud storage systems.

Mapped Drives

Remotely access file shares from a drive letter without the need for a VPN. Cloud replication is optional!

File Locking

Provides full support for file locking from the cloud, with a familiar file server locking experience.

File Servers

Solve file server sync and share problems while facilitating mobile access and business continuity.

Mobile Access

Connect to your file server with a mobile device and edit directly using Microsoft Office Mobile Apps.


Use web links to share files and folders with recipients or receive files directly from a web browser.

Mobile Apps

Mobile applications provide file server remote access from iOS and Android devices.

CentreStack Server

Self-Hosted CentreStack Server Installation

Implement a private cloud file-sharing and secure remote access solution that integrates seamlessly with your existing IT infrastructure, enabling you to serve your clients efficiently and effectively.


From our success stories, MSPs making $24K and have 80% margins. It is an excellent way for MSPs to enhance their service portfolio.


CentreStack adopts a single-pane-of-glass management model, allowing MSPs to manage the solution from one single web interface.


CentreStack is multi-tenant by design, making it easy for MSP to set up and support multiple clients from one single deployment.

White Label

CentreStack is a white-label solution supporting complete branding from web interface to mobile applications.


CentreStack integrates with file servers, AWS, Azure, and google. The integration makes it easy for MSPs to deploy solutions.


CentreStack partner programs offer marketing collaterals and partner incentives and assistance for solution deployments.

If you are an enterprise seeking a self-hosted solution that complements your existing IT infrastructure with enhanced remote access and collaboration capabilities, explore Triofox—our robust sibling solution designed specifically for larger organizations.

How It Works

The Azure Hybrid File Server by CentreStack enhances file management by merging on-premises reliability with cloud flexibility. It seamlessly integrates existing file servers and Azure cloud storage, boosting operational efficiency, security, and accessibility, while simplifying the cloud migration process. This solution is perfectly suited for businesses aiming to optimize file management by combining the advantages of both local and cloud-based environments.


Seamless Integration

Merges on-premises file servers with Azure cloud storage, enabling a hybrid setup that optimizes file access and security across locations.


Secure Remote Access

Provides secure, VPN-less access to file servers from any location, facilitating remote work and ensuring data security through Azure AD integration.


Disaster Recovery

Leverages cloud storage for data redundancy, offering robust disaster recovery options to protect against data loss and ensure business continuity.


Cost-Effective Scalability

Offers a scalable solution that grows with your business needs, reducing the need for physical server expansions and minimizing operational costs.


GDPR Compliance

Supports GDPR compliance for businesses operating in or with the EU, providing a secure and compliant file management system.


Easy Migration

Facilitates a smooth transition from traditional file servers to a hybrid cloud environment, minimizing disruptions and streamlining the migration process.

Seamless File Access, Enhanced Security, Efficiency

Unlock the full potential of your SMB with CentreStack's Azure Hybrid File Server. Seamlessly integrate cloud flexibility and on-premises reliability to enhance security, efficiency, and data management. Don't let complexity and security concerns hold you back. Click 'Try CentreStack Free' and transform your file management today.

Our Recent Case Studies

Revolutionizing SMB IT Infrastructure

A leading IT Solution Provider transformed their global operations with CentreStack's Azure Hybrid File Server, achieving unparalleled operational efficiency and cost savings. Faced with challenges in managing large files and AutoCAD documents across international offices, they sought a hybrid cloud solution. CentreStack delivered, enabling seamless file management and sharing, reducing VPN reliance, and minimizing local storage costs. This strategic partnership not only solved immediate issues but also supported scalable growth, setting a new standard in IT solutions for SMBs.

Elevating Digital Security & Efficiency

A leading Technology Consulting and Service firm revolutionized its operational workflow by implementing our Azure Hybrid File Server solution, achieving remarkable gains in digital security and operational efficiency. This transformation enabled seamless, secure file sharing and collaboration, significantly reducing downtime and errors in file handling. The solution's dual-layered approach to data protection and accessibility provided the firm with a competitive edge, showcasing the transformative power of tailored digital solutions in enhancing business operations and security in the technology consulting sector.

Transformative Cloud Storage Solutions

Our innovative cloud storage platform has revolutionized data management across diverse sectors, demonstrating unparalleled operational efficiency and collaboration. By addressing critical challenges in file synchronization and sharing, especially for large AutoCAD drawings and PDF files, we've empowered businesses like a leading cybersecurity firm and a prominent woodworking company to achieve seamless operations. Our solution's robust integration, granular control, and superior collaboration capabilities have set a new industry standard, ensuring data security and streamlined workflows. Discover how our platform can elevate your data management and operational excellence.

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Dive deeper into our innovative solutions designed to elevate your business's efficiency and security. Explore our specialized offerings for secure file sharing, MSP software pricing, and scalable remote access solutions. Uncover the future of cloud integration and hybrid work support with just a click.

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Frequently Asked Questions: All You Need to Know

Can Azure Hybrid File Server support large file sharing like AutoCAD files?

Yes, Azure Hybrid File Server is designed to support the sharing of large files, such as AutoCAD files, efficiently. It ensures that file locking issues are minimized, making it suitable for industries that rely on large file types.

How does Azure Hybrid File Server integrate with existing IT infrastructure?

Azure Hybrid File Server integrates seamlessly with existing IT infrastructure, including Active Directory for secure and familiar user access management. It supports a hybrid deployment between local file servers and Azure storage.

Is it possible to have both on-premises and cloud storage with Azure Hybrid File Server?

Yes, Azure Hybrid File Server allows for a hybrid setup where you can maintain on-premises server integrity while leveraging cloud storage for redundancy, without sacrificing security.

Can Azure Hybrid File Server provide remote access without a VPN?

Yes, Azure Hybrid Cloud File Solutions enable remote access to file servers using web browsers and mobile applications without the need for a VPN, ensuring convenient and secure file access from anywhere.

How does Azure Hybrid File Server support disaster recovery?

Azure Hybrid Cloud File Solutions offer disaster recovery capabilities by leveraging Azure as a central cloud file repository with version control, file change history, and audit tracing, ensuring business continuity.

Is it possible to maintain existing permissions with Azure Hybrid File Server?

Absolutely, Azure Hybrid Cloud File Solutions integrate natively with Active Directory, allowing businesses to maintain their current permission structure and safeguard files and folders as before.

What are the benefits of using Azure Hybrid File Server for SMBs?

Small and medium-sized businesses benefit from Azure Hybrid Cloud File Solutions by balancing on-premises and cloud storage, which is cost-effective and reduces physical server dependencies while ensuring data security and scalability.

How does CentreStack ensure data security and compliance?

CentreStack includes military-grade endpoint encryption, data-in-transit, and data-at-rest encryption, ensuring compliance with GDPR, HIPAA, and other regulations. It maintains existing NTFS permissions and Active Directory integration for comprehensive security.

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