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Year 2010 was a busy year for cloud storage. The buzz reached a whole new level when you saw companies like Microsoft, Google and EMC announcing new service offerings around cloud storage. Event Calendar Date Summary February 1, 2010 Windows Azure out of beta, starts billing. Finally ready for customers. February 8, 2010 Amazon S3 introduce versioning support March 9, 2010 Amazon S3 stores over 1000 billion objects March 24, 2010 Gladinet Cloud Desktop reached 2.0 April 12, 2010 Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 released. Windows Azure support is built-in. April 27, 2010 Gladinet introduced CloudAFS - gateway to cloud storage. May 10, 2010 EMC World markets "The journey to the private cloud" message for EMC Atmos, announced AT&T, Peer1 as Atmos deployments (for public cloud) May 19, 2010 Amazon S3 introduced Reduced Redundancy Storage. Further reduced the S3 price. The a... (more)

Three Primary Cloud Storage Use Cases on Your Desktop

If you want to use cloud storage from your desktop, what are the primary use cases? In another word, what will be the most valuable applications for you, when you can have cloud storage directly on your desktop? Use Case 1 – A Cloud Storage Drive You want to use cloud storage from a virtual network drive with drag and drop capability and the ability to save directly from windows applications. Use Case 2 – Online Backup You want to backup files and folders, music and video to online cloud storage. Sometimes you want to do a mirror backup to mirror a local folder into cloud storag... (more)

Leverage Azure Blob Storage for File Sync

Windows Azure Blob Storage is one of the cloud storage service. When you have a Windows Azure Blob Storage account, there are many things you can do. You can map a network drive to it so for direct access from your desktop; you can backup files to it for off site access. Those were already available with Gladinet Cloud Suite 2.0. Today’s article will discuss another use case – leveraging Azure Blob Storage for file sync across multiple PCs. The idea is very simple, Windows Azure Storage is available anywhere you have an Internet access, you can use it as a facility and conduit t... (more)

BASIC Cloud Storage Use Cases

Gladinet has reached over 750,000 downloads and many users have reached out to Gladinet and send us their feedbacks. When working with these customers, we can see what they want to do with Cloud Storage Services and summarize several significant cloud storage use cases and requirements. Together, we call the use cases the BASIC requirements. BASIC is actually pretty basic, as each capitalized letter stands for: B – Backup to Cloud Storage A – Access Cloud Storage with Drive Letter S – Synchronization of files and folders I – Integrate Local Application with Cloud Storage C – Conn... (more)

Amazon S3 and Amazon Cloud Drive Working Together

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)