Cloud File Server

Enhance file server mobility.
Increase productivity and security.
Simplify remote access with cloud file servers and hybrid file servers. 

Are you looking for a quick-fix that:

Simplifies remote access to file servers and inter-office collaboration without using a VPN?

Reduces costs with simplified migration and retirement of traditional file servers?

Combines Windows file server security and control with the cloud's ease of use and productivity?

Has a simpler permission migration and configuration strategy than Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive?

Combines NTFS permissions, Active Directory users, and drive mappings with remote access from any device?

Challenges at Work - Security or Mobility?

Suppose you are looking for a solution that matches any of the above five questions. In that case, you are likely facing challenges at work, trying to take care of both security and mobility requirements.

Productivity needs force businesses to access local file servers from mobile devices and remote locations. They also push file server content towards public file sharing services like Dropbox and OneDrive. But this creates security, privacy, and control concerns that force some companies to block these public file sharing services and revert to Virtual Private Networks to protect corporate data.

Unsettled by this tension between employee productivity and data privacy demands, IT administrators must also consider implied directives to:

Simplify remote access to file servers from mobile devices, PCs, Macs, and browsers.
MOBILE ACCESS
Reduce server replacement costs. Eliminate management costs of servers and VPNs.
SERVER COSTS
Avoid the headaches of data sets split between internal file servers and cloud solutions like Dropbox.
DATA SPRAWL
Avoid the cost of manual files and folders replication or recreation of NTFS permissions.
MIGRATION COSTS
Avoid the management headaches of cross-site replication and simplify collaboration with remote offices.
MULTIPLE OFFICES
Eliminate threats from de-centralized security and personal Dropbox and other 3rd party accounts.
SECURITY THREATS

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CentreStack Solution

CentreStack adds secure remote access and file sharing, disaster prevention, and recovery to file servers on-premises with easy cloud migration to private cloud storage. It is the real cloud file server solution you have been seeking! 

Remote Access

CentreStack bridges file servers and cloud storage for secure remote access without the need to use a VPN.

Disaster Recovery

CentreStack turns cloud storage accounts into a central cloud file repository with version control, file change history, and audit tracing to provide business continuity for file servers on-premises.

Mobile Sharing

CentreStack leverages cloud storage for secure mobile file sharing from a web browser or mobile application.

Cloud Migration

CentreStack sets up a hybrid deployment between local file servers and cloud storage that can seamlessly convert to cloud-only.

Case Study

Noverus Innovations

"CentreStack is the best file server replacement solution on the market. They aren't just leading the market, but they created a new market - none of the other products can do the things that I can do with CentreStack".

Cloud File Server Feature Highlights

Cloud File Servers based on CentreStack reduce cost and complexity by eliminating on-premises file servers and the management overhead they require while simplifying remote access and collaboration between offices. CentreStack also provides a Cloud Server Agent to automatically migrate file servers to a cloud-only solution or create a hybrid file server deployment for cloud replication.

Map Cloud Drive

Remotely access files in cloud storage from a mapped drive letter without the need for a VPN. Mobile applications included!

On-Demand Synchronization

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

Endpoint Protection

Encrypt remote agent caches or revoke remote agent access privileges from a central management console.

Offline Access

Access shared files and shared folders in an offline mode detached from the Internet and synchronize when back online.

Folder Permissions

Define different permissions for folders at different levels of the directory structure or inherit from NTFS permissions directly.

Secure Data Room

Web-based secure data room allows view-only access to shared folders with download disabled.

Active Directory

From internal Active Directory users to external clients and partners, you can define user rights for folder sharing.

Version Control

CentreStack adds version control and file protection from cloud storage to the local file server.

Cloud File Server Use Cases

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). Still, CentreStack provides the unique ability to create your 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, permissions and familiar user experiences.

Remote Access To File Shares
Without a VPN

Easy remote access to file server network
shares with a mapped drive and without a VPN.

Mobile Device Access to
Hosted File Shares

Browser-based access and mobile
access to data-center hosted
file server network shares.

CLOUD FILE SERVER

The Cloud File Server Benefits!

CentreStack can either install agent software on your file server or directly mount network shares from your file server network share when direct access is available. It intelligently manages local and cloud storage to provide a range of cloud enablement options.

Active Directory security and NTFS permission models are also maintained as if nothing changed. Users get a familiar drive letter to access files from remote locations with distributed file locking to prevent collaboration collisions.

Retire File Servers

Instead of purchasing new file servers every few years, enterprises can eliminate capital expenditures by migrating file shares to the cloud with CentreStack. Users can continue to work on the existing file shares without disruption, and the file server can be retired after migration.

Remote Access and File Sharing

Simplify remote access and file sharing with familiar interfaces on any computer or device. Windows and Mac desktops display natively mapped drives in Explorer and Finder. That same experience is available on iOS and Android devices like iPads, iPhones, and Pixels or popular web browsers like Chrome and Firefox.

Simplify file shares access

Easily collaborate with business partners by providing them with access to a limited set of internal files or folders. Share files with non-AD users while maintaining administrative controls. Simplify multi-site collaboration with automatic version controls and file locking.

Reduce costs by Replacing VPN

Eliminate the overhead and support tickets commonly associated with VPN file sharing, Always On VPN, or Direct Access. Automatically use existing users and permissions to save setup time and money. Having an always-on mapped drive helps end-user experience too.

Simplify Management

Eliminate the need to manage servers on-premises by retiring them to the cloud. Centrally manage users, access controls, and storage for each tenant. Easily keep track of where the data is, who has access and how it’s shared.

Centrally manage permissions

For complete control and visibility, manage granular permissions from the file server that was their source, or natively with CentreStack. If the file server is retired, CentreStack becomes the new permissions master.

Maintain Compliance

Centrally manage users, access controls, and storage for each tenant. Easily keep track of where the data is, who has access and how it’s shared. Admins can perform audits of GDPR and HIPAA compliance or track changes made to individual files.

Increase Productivity

Provide an always-on mapped drive that works anywhere on any device and allows mobile users to access internal file shares or cloud file servers easily. Browser-based file access and mobile applications on iOS and Android devices help mobility and productivity.

Enhance Data Security

Data protection leverages military-grade encryption to secure connections and to protect data at rest. Automatically use existing users and permissions to save setup time and money.

On-Demand Synchronization

For the remotely mapped drive, on-demand access and synchronization are there by default to reduce bandwidth usage and endpoint storage consumption. At the same time, cache encryption provides endpoint protection.

Multi-tenant, white Labeled Solution

CentreStack provides a white-labeled platform that makes it easy for MSP partners to build a private cloud file server solution based on infrastructure from Amazon, Azure, or Google Cloud.

A Private Cloud Alternative

For data privacy, security, and control, CentreStack provides a better alternative to Dropbox and SharePoint using any private cloud, mobilizing existing on-premise file servers with existing IT infrastructure.

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