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As I am upgrading my Windows Azure account from CTP to production mode, I noticed that Microsoft provides great introductory offers for Windows Azure Storage. (A) 500M free storage for everyone This means you can have free online storage from your Windows Azure Account for 8 months! (B) 10G free for MSDN Subscribers This means you can have free online storage from your Windows Azure Account for 8 months! Map it in as a network drive and start using it! ... (more)

OpenStack Storage with an Access Solution

There are more and more customers and potential partners that are installing OpenStack storage. We saw the questions coming from Gladinet forum and coming from support email (support@gladinet.com). Earlier the year, we saw Internap XIPCloud went live. This quarter, we saw KT ucloud storage too. There are also quite some customers setting up internal OpenStack storage and doing proof of concepts. These customers have contacted Gladinet for the cloud storage access solutions. You have OpenStack swift storage? We can help deliver to customer’s desktop and file servers. You have a c... (more)

Migrating Data from Amazon S3 to Azure

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)

Secure Backup to Windows Azure Blob Storage

Azure Session at Cloud Expo Perhaps you have considered backing up your data to Windows Azure, but wondered what assurance you have that your data will be secure when backed up online? With the introduction of AES 128-bit encryption for files backed up to Windows Azure, Gladinet has an answer for you: The system encrypts your files before saving them on the Azure servers in their encrypted form. To backup securely to Windows Azure, we have to first select a folder for encryption in the Virtual Directory Manager of the Gladinet Management Console: After clicking on the icon to ... (more)

CloudAFS Creates Cloud Attached File Servers

Gladinet CloudAFS presents a new approach to cloud storage by attaching cloud storage to existing file servers and intelligently managing data transfer between the two tiers (local and cloud) to maintain LAN based access speeds to recently used data while storing all data in the cloud. This allows for a seamless integration of cloud storage to existing IT infrastructure. CloudAFS use cases will fall into one of two categories. Either it will be used as an enhanced file server or as an alternative to Cloud Desktop for users with specific requirements. Use Case 1: Enhanced File Ser... (more)