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’s storage cost is at 15c / Gigabyte / month. There is
additional cost for transfer data in and out.
Note: Google storage is clearly cheaper, about 10 times cheaper.
We will use Gladinet Cloud Desktop to map both in a virtual drive in Windows
Explorer and compare the time it takes to... (more)
This year, there are so many choices when it comes to picking a cloud storage
vendor, such as Amazon S3, Windows Azure, AT&T Synaptic Storage, Nirvanix,
Peer1 CloudOne, EMC Atmos, Mezeo, Google Storage and etc. If you are
seriously thinking about expanding your IT infrastructure with Cloud Storage
Services, who do you pick and what are the factors to consider?
1. Service level agreement
The first thing you need to check out is the Service Level Agreement. You
need to see what is the durability of the data object and the availability of
the data objects. The durability should be be... (more)
This is part 3 of the 3-piece tutorial introducing the Gladinet Cloud Access
Solutions to the Internap XIPCloud storage.
Accelerated IP, or XIP, is Internap’s solution to the weaknesses of
Transport Control Protocol (TCP). Through XIP, enterprise web services and
applications that rely on the TCP layer can improve their performance by up
to 400%. - Quote Internap.com
XIPCloud means Internap’s cloud storage combined with accelerated IP. The
first thing you see from the Internap cloud storage marketing materials is
high performance, in addition to availability, security and open s... (more)
Amazon Cloud Drive is cool. It is secure and reliable cloud storage from
the same company that created Amazon S3, which hosts over 262 Billion
Amazon Cloud Drive used from Windows Explorer as a local drive with a drive
letter is even cooler.
This article shows how to integrate Amazon Cloud Drive into Windows as a
mapped network drive letter to support the BASIC cloud storage use cases:
Backup local folders and files to Amazon Cloud Drive
Access Amazon Cloud Drive with a drive letter and drag/drop capability.
Sync folders and files across multiple PC, leveraging Amazon Cloud ... (more)
Amazon S3 has been on the market since 2006. It is an excellent cloud storage
service, mostly for developers and independent software vendors (ISV) to
integrate into their products and resell to end users. It was less known as a
consumer product but getting more popular as an online storage solution,
together with the ISV’s products.
Amazon Cloud Drive is brand new, about 3 weeks old, a new entry into the
market as a consumer product. It is an online storage and also an online
music streaming service. It is also built on top of Amazon S3 itself.
If you are an Amazon S3 customer a... (more)