Enterprise File Sharing

Sync outside the box with this self-hosted, enterprise file sync and share platform.


Self-Hosted Cloud Storage Solution

Provide On-Demand, Any-Device Access to Your On-Premise Storage


This white paper describes CentreStack. The solution can be used by enterprise to deploy and host Gladinet Cloud solutions, providing an access layer (browser, mobile, desktop and file server access) around private cloud storage service and on-premise storage, and retaining full control of data and the related access infrastructure.

Problem Statement

You may not need cloud storage services but you are certainly noticing the impact. Especially when employees of the business are using Dropbox on their own to backup some local folders and make them easy to access from over the Internet. However, from business perspective, it is not good knowing that company documents may be scattered on multiple PCs and in different places, creating liabilities for regulatory obligations and leakage of business secrets.

As a company policy, you could ban the usage of online storage services. However, a better approach will be to self-host a similar alternative solution, connecting to your own storage. On one hand, preserve employee productivity and on the other hand, protect company data from leakage.

Gladinet Solution

CentreStack provides a solution for the problem above. First it enables you to install and host the solution completely on-premise or inside a data center next to your own storage. Second, it can be integrated with the file server storage, SAN storage or NAS storage. Third, it can be integrated with Active Directory.

Benefit 1 - Support Active Directory Users

There is no additional setup to add active directory users to the solution. Active Directory users can simply log in to the on-premise Gladinet Cloud web portal.

Benefit 2 - Native integration with Home Directory

User's home directory information will be directly used for web browser based and mobile device access.

Benefit 3 - Integration with Your Own Storage

The solution can be integrated with your own storage, whether it be file server storage, SAN storage or NAS storage. In addition, you can also connect to your own public cloud storage services.


It is recommended that CentreStack be installed on Windows 2008 w/ Service Pack 2 or R2 servers as shown in the following configuration. You can connect the Active Directory to the CentreStack instance as the user manager. You can also connect your local file server to the CentreStack Server.


CentreStack leverages the local connectivity to Active Directory and your own storage solution to create a self-hosted online storage/cloud storage alternative solution. The benefit is to get security and control back in your hands, prevent data leakage and still give employees productivity tools.

For more information, please contact Gladinet Support @ enterprise@gladinet.com or visit http://www.gladinet.com

See Also

Installable Enterprise Sync & Share Solution

Additional questions?  Contact Gladinet Support at support@gladinet.com.