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As I am upgrading my Windows Azure account from CTP to production mode, I noticed that Microsoft provides great introductory offers for Windows Azure Storage. (A) 500M free storage for everyone This means you can have free online storage from your Windows Azure Account for 8 months! (B) 10G free for MSDN Subscribers This means you can have free online storage from your Windows Azure Account for 8 months! Map it in as a network drive and start using it! ... (more)

Cloud Storage Access Solution

With the recent introduction of CloudAFS, Cloud Backup and Cloud Space products, they joined the long standing Gladinet Cloud Desktop to form a Cloud Storage Access Solution. Cloud Storage is good but when people need it, they need it from the desktop and the file servers. Some would enjoy writing applications against the cloud storage API. Majority of the users still need a turnkey solution that they can point-and-click, drag-and-drop to use the cloud storage.   1. Gladinet Cloud Desktop – when you need desktop access to the cloud, with a mapped network drive and simple backup/... (more)

SQL 2005 Backup, to the Cloud

Looking for a way to backup your SQL server to the cloud? This article focuses on SQL 2005, but the same procedure will work for any version. With CloudAFS, you can now utilize cloud storage space and providers when executing SQL 2005 backup jobs. By attaching or “mounting” your cloud storage server, for example your Windows Skydrive account, to your file server using Cloud Attached File Server, or CloudAFS, you’re expanding the capacity of your server infrastructure at a fraction of the cost, and with no modification to your existing system. For IT professionals, because Cloud... (more)

Why Cloud Storage Gateway Is not Enough

If Cloud Storage is new to you, Cloud Storage Gateway is newer. Cloud storage could be a natural fit for disaster recovery and offsite backup. Cloud Storage Gateway or just Cloud Gateway can be the simple solution you are looking for to leverage different cloud storage services. As defined in wiki: A cloud storage gateway is a network appliance or server which resides at the customer premises and translates cloud storage APIs such as SOAP or REST to block-based storage protocols such as iSCSI or Fibre Channel or file-based interfaces such as NFS or CIFS. – wikipedia.org Old Trick... (more)

Internap XIPCloud vs. Rackspace Cloud Files

Internap XIPCloud is the latest cloud storage offering that is open to the public. It is a public cloud and you can sign up for the service pretty easily at http://internap.com. As usual, when a new cloud service came out, we will use Gladinet Cloud Desktop to test its upload and download speed. There are many factors in the speed test. For example, how far away is the cloud storage service data center is one of the main factor. Since Internap head quarter is in Atlanta, I would think that its data centers may be closer for people in the US south east region. This simple test wi... (more)