Are you struggling to accept the storage limit policy changes for Google Workspace for Education?
Does the newly imposed 100 TB storage limit have you scrambling to find a new home for your data?
Don't want to deal with the headaches of building your own access and collaboration interface for S3?
In the modern era, research institutions are generating and analyzing larger amounts of data than ever before. This trend is set to continue, as new technologies like AI, machine learning, and big data analytics continue to evolve. As a result, there has been a growing need for research institutions to store and manage vast quantities of research data. However, Google Workspace for Education has recently imposed a limit of 100TB across all end-users, creating a serious problem for research institutions with larger data sets.
Research institutions generate vast amounts of data that needs to be stored, managed, and accessed by teams of researchers, faculty, and students. However, Google Workspace for Education has recently imposed a limit of 100TB across all end-users. This is a challenge for institutions with larger data sets, as it is simply not enough storage to meet their needs.
The 100TB limit might be sufficient for some institutions, but for those who generate large amounts of data on a regular basis, this limit presents a significant problem. Institutions will have to either find alternative storage solutions, delete data or purchase additional storage, which is not only time-consuming but also expensive. In addition, researchers and students might have to spend time migrating data between platforms, which can be a tedious and cumbersome process. As of this writing, Google limits data transfer to 750 GB per day. So, if Google Workspace holds the only copy of your data, it will take more than 3.5 years to extract the first 100 TB!
CentreStack provides an access and collaboration front end for storage services like S3 that provides virtually unlimited storage for research institutions. It offers a secure and scalable platform that enables researchers, faculty, and students to store, access, and collaborate on large amounts of data.
CentreStack allows institutions to use their existing storage infrastructure, providing a seamless and easy-to-use interface that simplifies the process of storing, accessing, and sharing research data. It integrates with S3, providing virtually unlimited storage space, without the need for additional hardware or infrastructure.
CentreStack File Server Agent installed on the file server that will migrate to AWS over time. Supports Windows 2016/2019/2022 (32-bit/64-bit).
If the file server is in the same network as the CentreStack server, a direct connection is also possible (see Option #2). The file server is optional if you have other ways to migrate data to AWS S3 and want a simple locally mapped drive to access the files and folders via a familiar Windows Explorer interface.
If you've already migrated local file server data into the AWS data center with AWS VPC (EC2 servers), CentreStack provides a direct file access solution from remote devices and mobile devices.
CentreStack is a solution that adds iPhone application, web browser interface, and Windows mapped drive, and Mac Finder volume to Amazon S3 buckets and turn Amazon S3 into a corporate cloud file server solution.
Combines on-premise file servers and Amazon S3 for secure remote access without the need to use a VPN.
Leverages Amazon S3 as a central cloud file repository with version control, file change history, and audit tracing to provide business continuity for file servers on-premises.
Uses Amazon S3 storage in the cloud for secure mobile file sharing from a web browser or mobile application.
Sets up a hybrid deployment between local file servers and Amazon S3 storage that can be seamlessly converted to AWS only later.
CentreStack provides advanced security features, including encryption, two-factor authentication, and access controls, that help keep data sets secure.
CentreStack makes it easy to collaborate on data sets with colleagues and external partners. Users can share files and folders, control access to data sets, and monitor changes in real time.
CentreStack provides granular control over data sets, allowing users to set permissions, audit trails, and usage policies. This level of control is essential for institutions that need to comply with regulatory requirements.
CentreStack integrates with a range of storage services, including AWS S3. This integration allows institutions to leverage the benefits of Amazon’s Simple Storage Service while still providing secure and controlled access to data sets.
CentreStack is highly scalable and can handle large data sets without compromising performance. This scalability is essential for research institutions that need to handle large amounts of data.
You maintain control of your data. You choose where it's hosted. You can move it all to the cloud or maintain a locally synchronized copy.
CentreStack combines file servers and AWS for secure remote access and file sharing.
CentreStack leverages AWS as a central cloud file repository with version control, file change history, and audit tracing to provide business continuity for file servers on-premises.
CentreStack sets up a hybrid deployment between local file servers and AWS that can be seamlessly converted to AWS only. The result is a cloud file server on top of AWS instead of on-premise.
Are you taking your on-premise file servers to Amazon S3 or bring Amazon S3 closer to your on-premise file server? CentreStack helps you create a hybrid cloud file server solution with a full range of secure file sharing capabilities. You can start using AWS as a file server without giving up your on-premise file server.
CentreStack includes military-grade endpoint encryption to protect files sitting on remote devices, in addition to data-in-transit encryption for file transfer and data-at-rest encryption for data storage.
It takes years for businesses to develop the current permission structure that safeguards files and folders in local file servers. CentreStack maintains the existing NTFS permissions and safeguards.
Businesses can offer a file sharing and mobile access solution to their employees while owning and controlling everything from the back-end storage services to the front-end mobile applications.
Centrally manage users, access controls, and storage. 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 keep track of any changes made to individual files.
CentreStack gives businesses a central file repository that they own and can consolidate file servers into a centralized cloud file server instead of allowing files to scatter and leak to 3rd party services.
Integrate natively with Active Directory, so user identities and file accesses remain centrally controlled.
CentreStack has the flexibility to be deployed on-premises, in Amazon data centers, Azure data centers, or any data center around the world closest to your business.
CentreStack provides a white-labeled platform that makes it easy for MSP partners to build a private cloud file server solution.
Attach local file server folders to your CentreStack server. Once attached, it is accessible online, enabling remote access. At the same time, the original network shares remain accessible on the local area network.
Alternatively, file server content can be migrated over time to Amazon S3 to form a hybrid environment. In addition to remote access, this enables a background backup process for business continuity.
Create a global namespace directory structure unifying different file servers into a single folder structure, enabling multi-site collaboration. It is a distributed file system in the cloud, backed by Amazon S3.
You can also leverage the features above by using the existing file server from Amazon EC2 Virtual Machines in VPC as a private cloud.