CentreStack is a completely on-premise, multi-tenant sync and share platform with local storage or private cloud storage. It brings a recurring revenue stream for service providers (MSPs) while enhancing the service providers' value-add for the storage services.
CentreStack allows MSPs to service their clients from their local and regional data centers. Since most of the time, MSPs already deploy computing resources for their clients in the local and regional data centers, deploying CentreStack is a quick and natural fit.
Simple Setup Process – CentreStack provides a Windows Installer package that creates file sync and share solutions based on the Microsoft web platform. It's easy to install, manage, and scale.
OpenStack, DFS, and More – CentreStack works with everything from file server storage to NAS, DFS, SAN storage as UNC path. It also supports private EMC Atmos, OpenStack Swift storage services, or even public cloud storage services.
Billing – MSPs can purchase licenses in bulk from the CentreStack partner portal, allowing independent assignment to their users to bill them directly.
The remote access solution extends the current internal Windows file server's reach to remote locations via HTTPS and web protocols. It is privacy by default.
The same corporation owns the internal Windows file server and existing IT infrastructure, including the new CentreStack server, and the files and folders on the file server are privately owned.
The internal Windows file server is the data repository for the newly added remote file access service. For employees, the files at work are the same files available remotely on mobile devices.
Since files never leave the current on-premise file servers, it is much easier to pass compliance auditing. The new remote access server is the only component that needs additional work.
The same NTFS permissions that were in place to protect the internal Windows file server files will be the same permission control in place to protect the remote file access service.
Independent Tenants – Each tenant is a private management scope with its storage and identity management.
Single Server Scalability – CentreStack servers are very scalable and can support more than 8,000 users per server. The solution is easily scaled by adding servers.
High Availability – Typical multi-site deployments replicate SQL Servers and private storage across locations with global load balancing across the CentreStack servers (worker nodes).
Self Service Branding – Use the management console to rebrand the web interfaces and desktop clients with your own logos and images at no additional cost.
Full Service Branding – Includes the ability to rebrand the mobile clients and the file server agent.
Customization – The CentreStack platform can be further customized to meet your needs. Contact us for more information.
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, and users get a familiar drive letter to access files from remote locations with distributed file locking to prevent collaboration collisions.
The solution runs inside your infrastructure. You have 100% of the control of the data storage. You decide how to secure the data path for the peace of mind.
The management and administrative interface is 100% available inside a web browser and enables multi-tenant managerial style. The style is often referred to as single-pane-of-glass to see and manage objects within the different tenant management scopes.
You can customize the web portal and access components from Windows client to Mac client. You can even transform iOS and Android client to your own name and sign with your own certificate for Apple AppStore and Android Marketplace. There is also per-tenant level branding available.
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.
Team folders with version control and file locking make it ideal for team collaboration. The team folder can also be converted directly from an existing network share, with all the current Active Directory identity preserved. The team folder has flexible permission control on top of existing NTFS permission control.
You can integrate Active Directory natively as the centerpiece of user identity management. No duplication of user identity, nor does merging identity required. The Active Directory is the only place to manage users. Each tenant can connect to its Active Directory independently from other tenants.
The solution is based on a real drive letter in Windows Explorer and a Mac Finder volume. It enables on-demand synchronization that is a good fit for a big folder and VDI type of environment, besides, to save bandwidth for regular usage.
The solution integrates natively with your file server and your customer's network shares and preserves NTFS permission all the way to file level. Since the solution itself is based on Windows Web Platform, access check is done natively within all the Windows components.
Simple, Powerful administration web portal for manage users, policies, devices, and team collaboration. In addition to the web portal, there is also PowerShell and LabTech plugin integration to ease the management work and provide the capability to plugin into the service provider's existing management framework.
To make it even easier for administration. There are delegate administration and role management to have more users help out the management tasks in a controlled way.
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.
For data privacy, security, and control, CentreStack provides a better alternative to Dropbox and SharePoint using any private cloud or mobilizing existing on-premise file servers with existing IT infrastructure.