Amazon Session at Cloud Expo
This week, Gladinet Cloud Desktop reached version 1.4.2 (build 232). Windows
Azure Blob Storage has been officially added to the list of supported Cloud
Storage Providers (S3, AT&T, Google,e tc.)
This means you can map a network drive to the Windows Azure Blob Storage and
start using it from Windows Explorer (See this link for detailed How-To
As always, every time we add a new storage provider integration, we would
compare it to the existing ones, such as Amazon S3.
Since Gladinet Cloud Desktop can map both as virtual folders in a network
drive, a quick drag-and-drop upload/download experiment should be easy.
Sometime ago, I did a simple comparison between EMC Atmos onLine and Amazon
S3. I also did a simple comparison between AT&T Synaptic Storage and Amazon
The performance data are pretty much in line with one and othe... (more)
If you have a Google Storage for Developers account (through invitation
only), good for you because you can continue to use the 100GB free storage as
long as Google Storage is still in preview mode.
If you don’t have a Google Storage for Developers account already, you can
sign up with billing information. You don’t get the 100GB free storage but
you can use up to 1 Terabyte of storage as long as your billing info allows.
It is now in this Preview/Production mixed mode. Before long, Google Storage
may enter into the full production mode, competing with Amazon S3 for the
cloud sto... (more)
Windows Azure at Cloud Expo
Gladinet Cloud Desktop v1.4.232 includes the capability to define file type
based backup sets.
This gives users the ability to easily backup their documents to Microsoft
Windows Azure Storage.
As shown below, the user interface is very easy to use.
First, select "Backup My Documents" from Gladinet Cloud Desktop's systray
After doing this, a backup wizard will appear. The first page allows
selection of a name for the backup task and the included extensions.
It also allows the addition of additional file types.
The second screen of the wizard shows... (more)
Azure Sessions at Cloud Expo
So much happened in January 2010 for the cloud storage world.
First was the Windows Azure Platform went from public preview to full
production. Second was Google Docs opened up for any file type
upload/download, effectively making it a GDrive in the cloud.
How would these affect you? This article will compare the two cloud storage
offerings from price, speed, usability, service level agreement and to
Google’s storage cost = 25c / Gigabyte / year = 2c / Gigabyte / month.
There is no additional transfer cost.
Windows Azure’... (more)
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 impo... (more)