You may have several important folders on the windows server that you want to
protect online. Also as part of the cloud adoption strategy, you need the
near term protection turned into a long term cloud migration. With these
goals, it makes sense to mirror these important folders into a cloud storage
service such as Windows Azure Storage or Amazon S3. In the near term, it
fulfills the off-site backup purpose. In the long run, you can migrate your
storage to these cloud storage services since your data is there over time.
This tutorial focuses on Windows Azure Storage and how to set it up so your
folders are protected by Windows Azure. The steps are similar if you want to
replace Windows Azure with Amazon S3 or Rackspace Cloud Files.
The product that can get it done is Gladinet Cloud Backup. Gladinet Cloud
Backup is packaged into two different products – the stand alon... (more)
Publishing an EMC Atmos Folder and Assigning Users
Cloud Attached File Servers map cloud storage to virtual directories of a
network drive just like Gladinet Cloud Desktop. The most important difference
is that a virtual directory on a CloudAFS server can be accessed by multiple
remote clients that are running Gladinet Cloud Desktop or a CIFS (net use)
client. Before this can be done, the virtual directory, or one of its
subfolders needs to be published. Once the folder has been published, users
must be assigned to the folder and granted permission to access it.
Publishing the EMC... (more)
Yesterday I received a Google Storage for Developer Update email from the
Google Storage Team.
Here is a quote from the email:
Thank you for using Google Storage for Developers. We write today to make
sure you're aware that we've changed our service.
Increased Account Limits & Billing
When we began the Google Storage for Developers preview, all accounts were
free and limited to 100 GB of storage. Google Storage accounts can now access
increased storage by providing credit card billing information. Additionally,
for accounts with billing we provide a service level agreem... (more)
As I was explaining Gladinet CloudAFS to a group of IT people as a file
server with cloud storage attached, one question I got was:
How much bandwidth you need to run file server with cloud storage?
It is very obvious where the concern is coming from. If I had an on-premise
file server, with cloud storage attached as tier 2 storage, will the slowness
of the Internet (as compared to LAN) slow down the file server activities?
Rest assured, Gladinet CloudAFS takes care of this. Specifically, it takes
care of two issues.
A. Slow Internet to the Cloud Storage – that is why it is tier2 s... (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)