Self Hosted Dropbox

CentreStack provides an on-premises Dropbox alternative to simplify mobile access and file sharing and retain data ownership, data privacy, security and control.

Don't Fly Naked in the Digital World!

What if you could teleport anywhere in the world as long as you remained naked? That would be cool but probably uncomfortable, right? Dropbox is similar. Your data gets "teleported" to any place you need it but kinda goes naked in the process. Convenient, but certainly not comfortable and definitely not private!

Why Need a Self-Hosted Dropbox?

Maintain data privacy and ownership

An on-premises Dropbox solution that doesn't replicate data everywhere

Simplify permissions control

Fully leveraging existing NTFS permissions and AD users for access control.

Maintain compliance 

Meet compliance with centralized data management, auditing, and reporting.

Provide a central file repository 

Centralized data control for multiple sites that prevents data leakage.

Drive Mapping and File Locking

Combine NTFS permissions, Active Directory users, and drive mappings with remote access from any device

File Server Cloud enablement

Install self-hosted Dropbox on-premises for traditional file server shares or private online storage


Challenges of Using Dropbox at Work

Businesses have traditionally collaborated on an on-premises file server with file shares and mapped drives. These file servers typically have large file shares that have implied permissions associated with folder and file access. Using Dropbox at work on a file server ignores existing permissions on files and synchronizes all files to each device. This tends to fill up devices and make files visible to everyone.


This often proves problematic for businesses. Employees move data into Dropbox, which compromises data privacy, negates existing permissions, and can inadvertently violate regulatory standards or compliance requirements. And then there's the challenge of managing multiple copies of documents with different revisions. So, continuing the analogy, you're now flying naked, not sure where you are, which language to speak, or which laws you've broken. 

Perhaps it's time to retire the silly analogy, but the point is clear. How do you get Dropbox convenience without sacrificing data privacy, security and control while solving the following problems?


The file server has more data than a laptop with a small SSD can store.


Synchronizing every file to every device exposes every file.


You don't know where your data is after it's moved to Dropbox.


Some files are on-premise at the file server; some revisions are in Dropbox.


There are no NTFS permissions or permission controls for Dropbox.


Dropbox distributes files to every device, making it hard to manage.

Dropbox Alternative Solution with
Data Ownership, Privacy, and Control

"Dropbox On-Premises" - Cloud file sharing with data ownership

You will deploy CentreStack quickly as an on-premises Dropbox alternative to overcome the business challenges of using Dropbox at work. As a private, self-hosted Dropbox alternative, CentreStack provides a file sharing and mobile access solution that can be hosted behind your corporate firewall or on Amazon Web Service or Microsoft Azure. At the same time, it integrates natively with Active Directory permissions and gives end users a drive letter with on-demand access and file locking. Businesses retain data privacy and ownership and maintain existing access controls while providing remote sharing and mobile access. It is the best of both worlds! 

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CentreStack Solution

CentreStack adds secure remote access and file sharing, disaster prevention and recovery, to file servers on-premises with easy cloud migration to cloud storage. It is the "Dropbox" on-premise solution you have been seeking! 

Data Ownership

The file servers on-premise will become the centralized data repository for the file-sharing solution.

Data Security

Corporate network security measures protect data in transit and data at rest.

Data Privacy

The file-sharing solution minimizes the file sync to on-demand based on user intent and reduced exposure.


The private file sharing solution is completely on-premises, making it easier to pass compliance check-ups. 

Private "Dropbox" Deployment Highlights

It is very straightforward to set up a private file sharing solution built on existing IT infrastructure, including Windows file servers and Active Directory.

Simple Install

Install the solution on a Windows Server in 20 minutes.


CentreStack is multi-tenant by default. Single-tenancy is a special case.

White Labeled

Customize the solution with your own branding.

IT infrastructure

CentreStack integrates with existing IT infrastructure such as Active Directory, corporate firewall, and NTFS permissions control.


Each CentreStack server supports thousands of users or can be clustered to increase scalability.

Storage Agnostic

Use Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, or file server shares to create a private, self-hosted Dropbox alternative.

Cloud Backup

File server network shares can be backed up to the cloud in addition to the two-way synchronization for enhanced business continuity.

Data Center

Install it behind a company firewall or in Amazon or Azure data centers.

Dropbox Alternative Use Cases

CentreStack is a multi-tenant, white-labeled, revenue-generating file sharing service for service providers. Businesses can turn on-premise file servers directly into file sharing services for remote sharing and mobile access. Companies from Canada, Europe, Australia, and other countries can use CentreStack to ensure the data stays within their countries by self-hosting the file sharing service.

White Label File Sharing

Your Own Cloud File Sharing Service

CentreStack vs. Dropbox

File Sharing Solution Made for File Server


CentreStack combines the security and control of on-premise file servers with Dropbox-like mobile access and sharing features to create one seamless solution.

Retain Data Ownership

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.

Maintain Existing Permissions

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.

Maintain Compliance

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.

Enhance Data Security

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.

Central File Repository

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.

Central Control

Integrate natively with Active Directory to centrally control user identities and file access.

White-Labeled File Sharing 

CentreStack provides a white-labeled platform that makes it easy for MSP partners to build a private cloud file server solution.

Deployment Flexibility 

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.


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