Using Wasabi Storage as a File Server

Turn Wasabi Hot Storage into a cloud-based file server solution with mapped drive, file locking, secure access, and file sharing! It is a file sharing server for both internal collaboration without VPN and external file sharing without the need to email large files!

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What else does a file server in the cloud offer?

Wasabi as a file server in the cloud

What else does a file server in the cloud offer?

A cloud file server has two aspects. On the one hand, it facilitates internal collaboration without a VPN, offering features such as drive mapping, file locking, Active Directory integration and permission controls. On the other hand, it provides the ability to send and receive files from external business partners and customers via Web links that connect directly to the underlying Wasabi Hot Storage.

Internal Collaboration

Provides internal employees working remotely with drive mapping, file locking, Active Directory and permission controls as if they were still working with a VPN but did not actually need a VPN.

External File Sharing

In the past, the file server interface was for internal employees, and external file sharing was done with a different tool. If you use Wasabi as your file server, you can combine the two sites into one.

Do More with Wasabi as a Global File Server

Looking for an easier way to access your data in Wasabi Storage? Maybe you're looking more for a Windows file server with mapped drive, file locking, Active Directory integration, and NTFS permission integration? So what does CentreStack offer that makes it interesting? CentreStack layers Windows file server-like features like drive mapping and file locking directly on Wasabi Storage to turn it into a cloud based file server. You can seamlessly access files from mapped drives, mobile devices, and web browsers - anywhere. You can also easily share files and folders as web links from Outlook or web browsers.

Unleash the Power of Wasabi Hot Storage

Wasabi Hot Storage is the most affordable and powerful cloud storage service in the industry. Wasabi is 1/5 the price and 6x as fast as alternative cloud storage services like Amazon S3.

Wasabi is a cloud object storage that is compatible with Amazon S3. It can be integrated with AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure solutions, using the same protocol and tools. Wasabi is a value-oriented, high-performance, low-latency, and high-availability cloud object storage offering.

Unleash the power of Wasabi Storage as an enterprise cloud file server with remote access via desktop drives, secure file sharing via web browsers, and accompanied by mobile applications on iOS and Android devices.

CentreStack Solution

CentreStack, with its Wasabi API integration, adds secure remote access and file sharing, disaster prevention and recovery to on-premises file servers with easy cloud migration to Wasabi Web Services. For files and folders that you have already migrated to Wasabi Storage in other ways, CentreStack puts a file server interface above the raw Wasabi Storage service and turns it into a secure access and file sharing solution.

Remote Access

CentreStack bridges file servers and Wasabi Hot Storage for secure remote access without using a VPN.

Disaster Recovery

CentreStack uses Wasabi Hot Storage as a central cloud file repository with version control, file change history, and audit tracing to ensure business continuity for on-premises file servers.

Mobile Sharing

CentreStack uses Wasabi Hot Storage for secure mobile file sharing via a web browser or mobile app.

Cloud Migration

CentreStack sets up a hybrid deployment between on-premises file servers and Wasabi Hot Storage that can be seamlessly transformed into an Wasabi-only solution.

Wasabi as a File Server Highlights

CentreStack provides a mapped drive letter for end users to access Wasabi Hot Storage in an easy and seamless way. It is not only suitable for a single user, but also for a team of collaborators working together on a set of shared folders and files.

Like these features added to your Wasabi Hot Storage?


Remote access to file shares from a drive letter without requiring a VPN. Mobile applications included!


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


Local cache encryption and remote wipe capabilities protect files and folders on remote devices.


Continue editing files in offline mode when you are not connected to the Internet. Reconnect and sync again when the device is back online.

Like these features added to your Wasabi Hot Storage?


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


Local file server and Wasabi Hot Storage are synchronized with each other for business continuity and easy cloud migration.


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


Shared folders are placed under version control and notifications are available to users who have subscribed to the folders.

Problems Solved with the Following Two Deployment Options

CentreStack installs agent software on your file server for file server integration and cloud enablement, or directly mounts your file server's network share into CentreStack when direct access is available. It intelligently manages local and cloud storage together to provide a range of cloud enablement options.

Most importantly, Active Directory security and the NTFS permission model are maintained as if they had never been changed. Drive mapping functionality is retained so that end users have a familiar mapped drive letter for accessing files from remote locations and Wasabi Hot Storage. File locking is also maintained for multiple users working on the same file at the same time.

Network shares from file servers are synchronized with Wasabi Hot Storage to provide a secure access solution for mapped Windows drives, volumes mounted in the Mac Finder, and iOS and Android apps.


Hybrid Local File Servers with
Wasabi Hot Storage

CentreStack File Server Agent installed on the file server that will migrate to Wasabi cloud 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 Wasabi and want a simple locally mapped drive to access the files and folders via a familiar Windows Explorer interface.

Hybrid File Servers


File Servers with Direct Cloud Access

Suppose you've already migrated local file server data into the Wasabi data center. CentreStack provides a direct file access solution from remote devices and mobile devices.

File Server as the Cloud



CentreStack provides a unique cloud file server solution that integrates Active Directory, NTFS permissions, remote mapped drive and file locking capabilities with Wasabi cloud storage services. The end result is a single solution that inherits both the security features of the existing IT infrastructure and the mobility and durability of the cloud.


Simplify remote access to file servers from mobile devices, PCs, Macs, and browsers with a mapped drive and without a VPN.



Reduce the cost of replacing servers. Eliminate server and VPN management costs. Create a business continuity solution.



Avoid the headaches of splitting data sets between internal file servers and cloud solutions like Dropbox or Box.



Avoid the cost of manually replicating files and folders or restoring NTFS permissions. Inherits Active Directory and permissions.



Avoid the management headaches associated with cross-site replication and simplify collaboration with remote offices. Unify data from multiple branch offices.



Eliminate threats from decentralized security and personal Dropbox and other third-party accounts. Consolidate file structures in Wasabi.


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