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)
The Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is getting easier to setup and getting easier
to upgrade and maintain.
This video shows how easy it is to upgrade Gladinet Cloud Enterprise. From
begin to finish, it only takes 5 minutes and after that, the Gladinet Cloud
Enterprise is upgraded.
Cloud storage wasn’t well known until Amazon popularized it with S3. S3 is
still ahead of competition, while competitors like EMC Atmos and Windows
Azure are quickly closing in. Windows Azure went from beta to release in
February this year. EMC makes major marketing push for the Atmos offering at
the EMC World this week. They are all competing for the cloud storage king
S3 may be busy defending while EMC Atmos and Windows Azure are playing
offense. What kind of offensive marketing strategy have we seen? As marketing
guru will predict: Find a weakness in the leader’s st... (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)
As Gladinet Cloud is being used by more and more businesses, we got more and
more user feedback about what they would like to control about their Gladinet
Cloud. Some wants to be able to see team user’s account; some wants to
disable team-user from sharing home directory files and folders. Anyway, it
is becoming more and more like the user policy concept and group policy
concept system administrators are familiar with.
This article documents the group policies in the Gladinet Cloud.
o Allow user to attach external cloud storage
When it is checked, sub users will see a li... (more)