Gladinet: Secure On-premise Collaboration Expert

Franklyn Peart, COO
With the increasing competition and customer pressure, enterprises are plunging into cloud to reduce cost, and manage business efficiently. However, most of the organizations often face difficulty to mi -grate from legacy to on-premise system. Founded with an idea to migrate legacy data to the storage vendor's cloud storage service, Gladinet, a software company, provides an enterprise file sync and share platform that can be deployed on-premise. “We enhance productivity for mobile workers who collaborate across multiple devices, such as smartphones and tablets, while allowing IT professionals to secure enterprise information assets with a solution that is completely self-hosted and under their control,” says Franklyn Peart, COO, Gladinet.

Gladinet creates a bridge between on-premise software and cloud storage. In addition to public cloud storage, Gladinet’s solution can be integrated with private clouds or even on-premise storage hardware. The solution suite includes clients for desktops, file servers, mobile devices, and web browsers. It also allows customers to self-host or just use the Gladinet hosted version which leverages HP HelionPublic Cloud Object Storage for synchronization, sharing, and backup.

The Gladinet platform is available in three editions: Team, Enterprise, and Service Provider. The Team Edition allows an organization to provide simple, secure access to HP HelionCloud Object Storage for all their backup, synchronization, and collaboration needs. Gladinet Cloud Enterprise Edition provides the same features as the Team Edition, but adds the ability to self-host and integrate with local infrastructure like Active Directory or HP HelionOpenStack Swift. The Service Provider Edition is a brandable, multi-tenant version of the Enterprise Edition.

The Gladinet hosted version of the solution seamlessly integrates with existing local storage to create a hybrid cloud that can be centrally managed with unified access. “Leveraging the HP Cloud services infrastructure for the Gladinet Cloud Team Edition provides the capabilities that customers need,” states Peart, an adherent tech-pro and a trailblazer in cloud computing.

Peart further explains, “For example, attaching a local file share to HP HelionCloud Object Storage and publishing its content to users, while centrally managing access controls through a web browser, highlights some of the benefits of our hybrid approach.

Leveraging the HP Cloud services infrastructure for the Gladinet Cloud Team Edition provides the capabilities that customers need

We unify access to the file share through drives on user desktops, network file shares, web browsers, and mobile devices. In this scenario, the file share remains synchronized with the cloud storage, regardless of where changes occur. As an added benefit, the data remains accessible even when internet connectivity is lost because we maintain a local copy.” The ability to seamlessly replace traditional backup methods with cloud storage provides another example of the utility of Gladinet’s unified approach. In this case, a third party backup application can send data to the cloud through the existing file system interfaces, making the cloud migration completely transparent to the application. “The HP HelionPublic Cloud offers scalable, reliable online storage with its open source-based architecture. It has enabled Gladinet’s hybrid cloud access solution to seamlessly bridge the gap between on-premise software and cloud storage, which results in simplified cloud migration for small and medium sized businesses,” states Peart.

Gladinet differentiates itself with its easy-to-install solutions and advanced technologies. “We have a strong team that is agile and sensitive to our customer’s needs. These customers also appreciate the flexibility of our platform, their ability to influence our roadmap, and our unique technologies,” claims Peart. “But most importantly, we focus on solving real problems for real people. We build relationships with people, not companies,” adds Peart.

Forging ahead, Gladinet plans to assist its customers manage their data. The company also has announced the release of white labeled clients for mobile platforms like iOS and Android.

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Gladinet Introduces a New Vision for Simplified File Sharing

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Most cloud storage services require replication to the cloud, creating data sprawl challenges for modern information workers. CentreStack now solves these challenges with a unique architecture that seamlessly combines cloud and file server use cases.

The platform replaces VPN file sharing with a simpler mapped drive over HTTPS that connects to file servers on-premises. Alternatively, it can simplify file server migration to the cloud for both users and admins. In both cases, the mapped drive provides LAN performance and familiarity from any location on any device. And features like secure file sharing, large file transfers and the ability to send secure messages can be used with a simple right click in the drive's context menus.

IT professionals face common difficulties when managing and deploying access solutions. For some situations, a VPN is required to provide access to internal file servers. In others, data must be accessed and managed from a cloud service or SaaS application. And with no standardized sharing tool for both of these situations, users are often left to choose Dropbox, email attachments or other consumer-oriented solutions like Google Drive to share with external parties. This creates a self-reinforcing loops of data sprawl that perpetuates data control issues for the enterprise.

CentreStack's architecture now challenges and abandons the assumed requirement that all data must migrate to the cloud. This provides a consistent user and management experience that doesn't require several different access and collaboration tools.

Fundamentally, CentreStack treats file servers and cloud storage services as equal partners. It doesn't matter whether you choose to use file servers, clouds or a combination of both, admins and users always get full access to the best file server and cloud features. CentreStack's 3-tiered architecture achieves this with a middle tier, or orchestration layer, that sits between the storage and client tiers, providing the best features of file servers and clouds when they are missing, or leveraging them if they exist.

This also facilitates seamless migrations from file servers to clouds with aggregated access to different back end storage services at the same time. For example, the user's drive could contain file shares from a local server interleaved with folders from a SharePoint document library.

It's a single tool to simplify and manage all access scenarios across file servers and clouds.


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Franklyn Peart, COO

Provides simple, easy to use access solutions that are centrally managed and authorized to help partners quickly enter the cloud storage market with brand-able versions of these solutions