A majority of Noverus Innovations (NI) clients had on-premise file servers and wanted to make the switch to the cloud, a file server replacement. Over the course of 9 years, NI worked with a variety of file server replacement solutions: OneDrive & SharePoint, Soonr, Egnyte, and Google Drive.
All of these solutions did some things well, but none of them were a complete solution that could reliably replace a file server.
One of the biggest issues NI was having with these other solutions was with file syncing. Most of the solutions required a copy of each file on the client’s computer. Many clients have hundreds of gigabytes or even terabytes of storage space, so maintaining that amount of storage on each computer is not a viable solution.
Another issue was with bug fixes and communication - NI would have a specific issue and often wait weeks if not months for a solution.
Noverus Innovations started using CentreStack two years ago as a file server replacement solution. A key deciding factor was the file sync capability.
“CentreStack by default doesn’t put any files on your computer, so that was a newer concept as we were switching. Some of our clients have a terabyte of storage, no one wants to have that much storage on each computer to maintain a file sync & share.” - Stephen Monk, CEO, Noverus Innovations
The level of customer care when it comes to bug fixes and product updates has been an upgrade for NI over their previous solutions.
“With CentreStack we’re on a weekly release cycle. We’ve gotten more accomplished in feature requests and bug fixes with them in 2 years than we did in 9 years with all the other platforms,” said Stephen.