CentreStack file server integration and enablement solves these problems by installing agent software on your file server or directly mount your file server network share into CentreStack if direct access is available.
It intelligently manages local and cloud storage together to provide a range of cloud enablement options.
Most important, the active directory security and NTFS permission model is maintained as if it was never changed.
Secondly, the drive mapper functionality is maintained so end users get a familiar drive letter to access files from remote locations.
Thirdly, the familiar file locking functionality is maintained when multiple users collaborating on the same file at the same time.
Anywhere Access to File Shares
You can attach local file server folders to your CentreStack server. After the
storage is attached, it is accessible online, enabling web browser access, remote access and mobile
access. At the same time, the file server is still providing network share access over the local area network.
Migrate Existing File Shares to Cloud Storage
As a second option for deployment, for the attached local folders, the file server content will be migrated over time
to cloud storage. When it is an enabling method for online access, it is also a
backup process happening in the background so it can provide business continuity functionality.
You can attach local folders from different file servers to your CentreStack account.
It is a global name space directory structure unifying the different file servers into a single
folder structure, enabling multiple-site collaboration. It is a distributed file system in the cloud.
Server in the Cloud
You can also leverage the features above by using the existing file server as a private cloud.
Use Case #1 - Migrating File Servers to Cloud Storage
CentreStack File Server Agent shall be installed on the file server that you would like to
migrate to cloud over time. It supports Windows 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019 (32-bit/64-bit).
In some other implementations, if the file server is in the same network as the CentreStack server, a direct connection is also possible (see Use Case #2).
Use Case #2 - Using File Servers as Direct Private Storage Repository
For ultimate security and control, you can deploy CentreStack on-premise
yourself so the whole solution is part of the infrastructure that is completely under your
control. It gives you remote and mobile access to your file server with all existing Active Directory security and NTFS permission control.