" We try to help our customers with a better journey to the cloud and CentreStack is a big piece of that for us. We can also leverage AWS (Amazon Web Service), Microsoft Azure or a local data center to host the CentreStack solution with our brand."
As an MSP, your customers may look to cloud solutions as they face difficulties accessing traditional file servers from mobile devices. Cloud migration may also be viewed as a way to avoid server replacement and management costs. However, the migration to cloud can be time consuming as users are trained to work with the new platform and admins have to reconfigure access permissions and folder structures. Additionally, as data is migrated away from their file servers to third-party services like Dropbox, SharePoint, and OneDrive, it introduces a strategic threat to your business since their critical business data is in the control of a third-party.
CentreStack provides a way for you to maintain control by becoming a cloud provider. Simply install the CentreStack package on Amazon EC2 servers and configure it with Amazon S3 storage to create a multi-tenant, self-hosted file sharing platform in Amazon with your branding. In many cases, you can do this for free with existing Amazon credits that you may not be using. You can deploy the same in Microsoft Azure data center with Azure Compute instances and Azure Blob Storage. If you are outside of the United States, you can also deploy CentreStack to any data center you choose.
After the CentreStack server is deployed, you can then install agents on customer file servers to synchronize existing file shares, users, and permissions to the cloud. Users can continue to use the existing shares until the migration is complete. Once the migration is completed, the file server can be kept as a local gateway or retired to create a cloud-only file access and collaboration platform. The process is so seamless that users generally require no downtime and minimal, if any, training.
CentreStack is focused on selling through MSP partners and will only sell directly to enterprises with more than 150 employees that have their own internal IT departments.
The product name, user interfaces, and even the mobile clients can be easily white labeled.
CentreStack integrates natively with an MSP's existing infrastructure, including on-premises file servers, hosted file servers, and Amazon or Azure data centers.
The CentreStack solution is multi-tenant ready with a single pane of glass to manage tenant assets, from file shares and users to storage consumption.
CentreStack's development and support teams work closely with partners to collect feedback for enhancements. Product updates are then delivered within weeks.
Continue to retain ownership of file server data while helping clients with a managed file sync and share solution.
Put CentreStack into the cloud solution portfolio and managed service contract to boost MSP revenue.
Use CentreStack to replace costly VPN solutions for file access and sharing to reduce support ticket cost.
CentreStack gives the end user a mapped drive letter to access files and folders using natively integrated Active Directory and permission and with file locking. Users do not require additional training.
CentreStack provides the administrator with a single multi-tenant dashboard from any modern web browser for management of tenants, users, storage consumption, and shared folders. Audit trace and file change history are a plus for compliances.
With features like file server migration to cloud, on-demand synchronization , or end-point encryption, it is a file server friendly solution to take care of big datasets, access control, and remote devices with a small capacity.
"Simple cloud migration- The cloud migration process is simple and tailored to clients' needs. We can take the time to migrate individual users to the cloud over days or weeks rather than requiring everything to be done in one night. What kills in a data migration is rushing through it and with CentreStack we can take our time."
CentreStack eliminates the common drawbacks of remote file server access and online folder sharing solutions and provides the best of both worlds â€“ the security and control of local file servers combined with the efficiency and productivity gains of online folder sharing and file sharing over the Internet.
CentreStack integrates with Office 365 for web-based co-editing and co-authoring for files inside the shared folder.
Use Outlook integration to share large folder or files as web links via email.
Convert shared files and shared folders into web links for direct access over web browsers.
Access shared files and shared folders from mobile devices such as from iPhone or Android phone.
Define different permissions for folders at different levels of the directory structure or inherit from NTFS permissions directly.
Web based secure data room allows view-only access to shared folders with download disabled.
From internal Active Directory users to external clients and partners, you can define user rights for folder sharing.
Shared folders are put under version control and notifications are available for users subscribed to the folders.
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