After the Gladinet Cloud Desktop 1.4.232 release, it is fairly easy to manage
Azure Blob Storage from your Windows Explorer directly.
(1) Map a Network Drive Letter to the Azure Blob Storage
You can map multiple Azure Blob Storage Account as side-by-side virtual
folders in the same network drive. You can do drag-and-drop between local
drive and the Azure drive.
(2) Schedule Automatic Backup of Files-by-Type.
You can backup documents, pictures, music or videos to Azure Blob Storage.
(3) Schedule Automatic Backup of Local Folders
You can pick local folders to backup to Azure Blob Storage or multiple Azure
Blob Storage accounts. You can even backup to Azure Blob Storage + Amazon S3
+ AT&T Synaptic Storage + Nirvanix Storage + EMC Atmos Online Storage all at
the same time.
(4) Cloud-to-Cloud Backup
You can backup Google Docs to Microsoft Azure Blob ... (more)
Windows Live SkyDrive is an online storage with 25G free storage. It also
integrates web version of the Office applications so you can edit documents
directly from inside a browser and save to SkyDrive.
However, people are still more used to Windows Desktop than browser when it
comes to copying files. Windows Desktop still has more Office applications
such as the wordpad, Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office.
With Office 2010, you can save directly to SkyDrive. It is a good
improvement. It will be even better if there is a direct native Windows
Desktop integration to enhance the... (more)
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)
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 networ... (more)
Windows Azure Session at Cloud Expo
Windows Azure enables the hosting of web applications in Microsoft data
centers on a scalable and highly available platform. To do so, Microsoft has
provided a set of services aimed at making it easier for developers to build
applications that scale and elastically utilize physical or logical resources
in the cloud. They have also provided a lot of value to lure customers away
from services like Amazon S3. Depending on usage patterns, storage is cheaper
on Azure and is also free for the first 8 months; the C# API and dev studio
integration are... (more)