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Since we launched Gladinet Cloud Gateway beta last October (2009), thousands of users have downloaded and registered for the beta license while more than ten thousands downloaded the Gladinet Cloud Desktop. Based on user feedback, we have since released the CloudAFS as a sequel to the Cloud Gateway, with CIFS/NFS support, with Active Directory integration and with Cloud Backup functionalities to a file server. The functionality has exceeded what a cloud storage gateway is so the product name thus becomes CloudAFS – Cloud Attached File Server. However, Cloud Gateway is still an important part of the CloudAFS. This tutorial covers how to configure CloudAFS as a Cloud Gateway for the Gladinet Cloud Desktop clients. We will use AT&T Synaptic Storage and EMC Atmos Online as examples. After you have downloaded and installed CloudAFS, you can open Management Console, which is th... (more)

Backup to Windows Azure Storage in 3 Easy Steps

Azure at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Azure was in Public Preview for quite some time now. In our previous posts about Windows Azure, we went directly into how to map a network drive to Azure Blob Storage and start setting up backup tasks to Azure Storage. We didn’t mention exactly how to acquire a Windows Azure account since it was invitation only. Yesterday, Windows Azure was transitioned from Public Preview mode to Full Production mode. It took me a while to understand how to setup the Azure account and start using the Azure Storage. I will share the steps here in this... (more)

Google Storage Enters the Cloud Storage War

Google Storage for Developer was announced at the recent Google I/O event. A closer look at the Google Storage API reveals that it is similar to Amazon S3’s API. This means direct competition between Google Storage and Amazon S3.. Year 2010 is already interesting for the Cloud Storage wars. S3 is still enjoying a commanding lead. Windows Azure came full release. EMC Atmos came full release too at the EMC World earlier this month. Now seven days later the Google Storage came. We saw S3 playing defensively as the leader. Strong competitive moves should always be blocked. When Azure... (more)

How to Map a Network Drive to Rackspace CloudFiles

With the release of Gladinet Cloud Desktop version 2.4, Rackspace CloudFiles is now supported. With Gladinet Cloud Desktop, you can map a network drive to Rackspace CloudFiles and do drag and drop transfers. You can sync a local folder’s content to Rackspace CloudFiles. You can also enable CDN for the container so the files you transferred up to CloudFiles can be integrated to CDN services. Step 1 – Mount the CloudFiles Account   Now CloudFiles is in Windows Explorer. Step 2 – Create Sync Folder to CloudFiles If you only need to do ad-hoc drag and drop to transfer files between ... (more)

Password Protect Amazon S3 Folders

When using Amazon S3 together with Gladinet Cloud Desktop, you can have a virtual drive and virtual folder mapped directly to your Amazon S3 account and bucket. It is very convenient for you to transfer files back and forth between your local PC and the remote online storage. This article talks about a security feature that help you protect some folders inside the Amazon S3 with encryption. First you will need to mount an Amazon S3 bucket into Gladinet. it will show up as a virtual folder inside Gladinet drive.   Inside the Amazon S3 bucket, you have two folders, one called Norm... (more)