We are seeing more and more Enterprises deploying OpenStack Swift as an
enterprise wide object storage platform. After that, they are looking for a
sync and share solution that they can self-host and self-deploy, side by side
with their OpenStack Swift solution.
This article documents a quick and easy setup of Gladinet Cloud Enterprise as
the enterprise sync and share solution on top of OpenStack Swift.
Step 1: OpenStack Swift as the Storage Layer
First the enterprise need to have a storage layer. Most likely they will use
OpenStack Swift. It can start with a simple 4-nodes or 6-nodes setup and
scale to bigger size later on.
The OpenStack Swift can have either private API access or public API access.
Either one is fine.
Step 2: Install Gladinet Cloud Enterprise
The second step will be install Gladinet Cloud Enterprise, where the Gladinet
Cloud Enterprise servers can ... (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)
We released Gladinet Cloud Desktop 3.0 this morning. It is a pretty big
milestone as version 3.0 typically marks the maturity of a piece of software.
If version 1 were to test the market acceptance and start collecting
feedback, and version 2 were the start of incorporating user feedback into
the product, version 3.0 is completely driven by feedbacks from our
customers, partners and user base.
There are several new changes you will notice. The most noticeable one could
be the changes in the usability and the new look and feel. However, the
biggest feature is the addition of Cloud... (more)
The Windows Azure storage emulator provides local instances of the Blob,
Queue, and Table services that are available in the Windows Azure. If you are
building an application that uses storage services, you can test locally by
using the storage emulator.
Gladinet has full support for Windows Azure Blob Storage. Now for those of
you that develop Azure based application using local emulator, you can use
Gladinet Cloud Desktop to connect to Azure Emulator and map it as a local
Step 1 – Setup Azure Storage Emulator
First you will need to download Azure SDK and install it. ... (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)