There are many ways to convert local storage to cloud storage. For small data
size, some will just do a simple drag and drop upload. For medium data size,
some will setup two-way sync to cloud storage.
For large data set, above methods are not practical because it takes a long
time to transfer data from local to cloud. Some service providers provide
bulk injection, allowing you to mail storage media like a hard drive to them
and they will do the conversion in their data center.
This article will discuss a way that can achieve bulk injection-like effect
(so data is immediately available) but without mailing out your hard drive.
As a summary, you will need a Gladinet Cloud team account. After that you
will install Gladinet clients such as Gladinet Cloud Desktop on Desktop PCs
or Gladinet Cloud Server on file servers. From the Gladinet clients, you
can then attach loc... (more)
Windows Azure at Cloud Expo
Gladinet Cloud Desktop v1.4.232 includes the capability to define file type
based backup sets.
This gives users the ability to easily backup their documents to Microsoft
Windows Azure Storage.
As shown below, the user interface is very easy to use.
First, select "Backup My Documents" from Gladinet Cloud Desktop's systray
After doing this, a backup wizard will appear. The first page allows
selection of a name for the backup task and the included extensions.
It also allows the addition of additional file types.
The second screen of the wizard shows... (more)
After the Gladinet Cloud Desktop 1.4.232 release, it is fairly easy to manage
Azure Blob Storage from your Windows Explorer directly.
(1) Map a Network Drive Letter to the Azure Blob Storage
You can map multiple Azure Blob Storage Account as side-by-side virtual
folders in the same network drive. You can do drag-and-drop between local
drive and the Azure drive.
(2) Schedule Automatic Backup of Files-by-Type.
You can backup documents, pictures, music or videos to Azure Blob Storage.
(3) Schedule Automatic Backup of Local Folders
You can pick local folders to ba... (more)
Storage at Cloud Expo
In the IT departments of many companies around the world, data volume is
growing exponentially. Every day, companies gather more and more data to meet
business and regulatory requirements. This challenge is often met with the
purchase of more and more servers with more and more disks. This creates a
data management nightmare which is not only unwieldy but expensive.
It is also unsustainable. Fortunately, there are solutions in the cloud. With
the introduction of support for any file type in Google Storage, it is now
possible to satisfy the storage needs of ... (more)
EMC Session at Cloud Expo
There are certainly many benefits to backing up your data to EMC Atmos, but
how can users be sure that noone can look at their files after they’re
backed up online? Until now, that was a nagging question with no good answer.
With the introduction of AES 128-bit encryption for files backed up to EMC
Atmos, Gladinet is tackling that concern head-on: The system encrypts
users’ files on the storage client before saving them on the servers in
their encrypted form.
Cloud Desktop 2.0 allows EMC Atmos to be mapped as a network drive. To backup
securely to EMC A... (more)