Azure Session at Cloud Expo
I have been using Gladinet Cloud Desktop to manage files on the Azure Blob
Storage for a while now. It has a drive letter, accessible from Windows
Explorer and it works just like another network drive on my PC.
However, just like when you are driving a car on a daily basis but sometimes
still curious about what is under the hood and check the oil level on
weekends, I am curious about how Azure Storage works.
To dive into the Azure Storage, you will need the Azure SDK (Nov 2009
Release) to work with Visual Studio 2005 or VS08. VS 2010 will have Azure SDK
First, you will need to have some basic knowledge about the Azure Blob
Storage. As shown in the following picture, Each Windows Live ID (Master
Azure Account) can have multiple projects (Accounts). Each Account has
multiple containers. Each containers may have multiple Blobs. Ea... (more)
Have you ever asked any of the following questions?
How can I get remote access to all the files on all my computers? How can my
employees gain remote access to all the files they need when they are not in
the office? Is there a file sharing solution that allows files to be shared
from any desktop, server, or the cloud? Is there any way to avoid spending
days uploading all my files to the cloud just so I can share them or access
them remotely? Can I create a private cloud for all my local and cloud
Gladinet has introduced a new service called Gladinet Cloud Space which
Gladinet, a software vendor, has a solution called Gladinet Cloud Desktop
that makes it easy to sync to MS Live Skydrive from Windows Explorer. In
fact, Gladinet Cloud Desktop turns Windows Explorer into a cloud storage
portal that can easily sync to Skydrive from other storage services or upload
files from your desktop to any storage service you choose. Gladinet achieves
this through a complete Windows Skydrive integration with your file system.
Whether you call it a Windows Live Skydrive Client, or an upload tool for
Skydrive, or a Skydrive uploader, the bottom line is that Gladi... (more)
Cloud in a loose sense may be used to describe just about anything to do with
getting resources from the Internet. In this sense, AOL, FTP may be the first
generation of the Cloud Services for the past two decades.
In this article, we talk about cloud storage in a sense as something similar
to what Amazon S3 is and might compete with Amazon S3.
Why Amazon S3? Because it is the earliest in its kind and sets the standard
as the following:
Pay-as-you-go storage, billed monthly by usage Provides single known public
access point over HTTP/HTTPS REST based API Extremely simple design (buc... (more)
Security is one of the major concerns of cloud storage users. Quite often it
is one of the factor of whether or not to use a cloud storage and its related
There are many benefits to backing up your data to Amazon S3, but how can
users be sure that hackers, service provider employees or anyone else can’t
look at their files after they’re backed up online? If the files were
encrypted, that will certainly make it a lot harder to compromise when the
files are online.
With the introduction of AES 256-bit encryption for files backed up to Amazon
S3, Gladinet Cloud Desktop is t... (more)