MSP Solutions

MSP Backup and File Sharing Solution

As an MSP for your clients, you can build a branded, online backup and file sharing solution for them with your infrastructure inside a data center of your choice

Your data center is the Cloud for your clients!

A new kind of file backup

On average, an MSP uses anywhere from 4 to 7 different backup solutions for other clients. There are different backup solutions for various purposes. Some backup solutions are bare metal backup that can backup physical file servers and restore them later. Some other backup solutions are virtual machine backups that can backup virtual machine environments such as Veeam and restore them later. Most enterprise backup solutions have a centralized backup appliance that can collect data from various connected endpoint devices and provide backup and restore services. There are also solutions like Datto that combine backup and virtualization to reduce the down-time (restore time) through a virtual instance of the endpoint device. In summary, when it comes to backup, there are many solutions to satisfy many different goals.

When it comes to file backup, a new backup solution combines file sync, share, and backup into one solution. The files and folders on the endpoint devices are synchronized into a centralized data repository that an MSP set up in a data center. The clients are empowered with client agents on Windows, Mac, Web Browsers, and mobile applications to access the files and folders. The files and folders are placed under version control and snapshot backup and thus provide a no-downtime (always active, always-on) file backup solution for MSPs.

Why not just use OneDrive or Dropbox?

Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox are two of the most famous examples when it comes to file sync and share applications. However, these services are not under MSP's control. If the clients have specific requirements such as data within a particular country boundary to meet certain regulation compliance, those generic public services won't help. Additionally, an MSP can't control how the versioning or the public services' retention policy. In summary, an MSP should provide such kind of service from MSP's own data center for these clients.

It is not just a file sync and share solution!

A new approach - snapshot backup with a file sync and share solution

What if a file sync and share solution sit on top of a snapshot-capable data storage service? When it comes to file sync and share solutions, it is ubiquitous to know the solution offers version control. And the file versioning itself is a backup solution because if some mistakes were made to a file, the previous versions in the retention history are here for the rescue. With snapshot backup enabled, the file sync and share solution can offer back-in-time restore as an Apple Time Machine can do.

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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 backup to private cloud storage. It is an all-in-one backup, access and file sharing solution you have been looking for! 

Remote Backup

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

Version Control

Accessing files and folders directly from within a web browser as if it is as interactive as from a desktop drive.

Cloud Backup

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

Cloud Migration

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

MSP Backup Solution

Step 1: Select Your Backup Destination

Plan where you want to set your backup storage destination. It can be in Amazon cloud, Azure cloud, or any other data center you prefer.

Step 2: Setup CentreStack's Cloud-Backup

Turn on CentreStack's cloud-backup feature. During the configuration, set the backup storage service to the location you have selected.

Step 3: Local File Server Backup

Your local file server will back up to your selected storage location via the CentreStack server.

Step 4: Stable Connection via HTTPS/SSL

Both remote PCs and file servers have agent software connecting them via HTTPS/SSL to the CentreStack server for backup and restore.

Summary

CentreStack worked as an on-premise backup appliance. On the one hand, it has connectivity to remote devices and on-premise file servers. On the other hand, it connects to a self-defined cloud storage destination for the backup. Both connectivities help the CentreStack server to manage backup functionalities. In addition, the regular mobile remote access and secure file sharing features are still there.

MSP Cloud Backup Use Cases

Follow the links below for an overview of CentreStack's Cloud Backup Use Cases.

Backup Server

Turn CentreStack into a backup server

Self Host Solution

Create a self-hosted backup solution

MSP Self-Hosted Backup Feature Highlights

CentreStack provides a mapped drive letter for end-users to access MSP managed file sync, share, and backup data repository quickly and seamlessly. It is for a single user and a team of employees to collaborate on a set of shared folders and shared files.

HTTPS Backup

Maintain HTTPS connections with remote file servers and endpoints for continuous backup.

Backup Permissions

Backup and restore NTFS permissions of attached file shares!

Business Model

Lowest costs per user in the industry. No charges for servers or devices.

Version Control

Shared folders are put under version control and notifications are available for users subscribed to the folders.

All-in-One

A same CentreStack server is also a software-based appliance that stores backups on-premises with cloud replication. It also includes access and collaboration features.

Data Privacy

Choose any storage target for a self-hosted backup solution to maintain data privacy and control.

Block Ransomware

Block the spread of ransomware by detecting malicious activity.

Snapshot Backup

Shared folders are put under cloud backup can go back in time for restore.

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