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 backup to Azure Blob Storage or multiple Azure
Blob Storage accounts. You can even backup to Azure Blob Storage + Amazon S3
+ AT&T Synaptic Storage + Nirvanix Storage + EMC Atmos Online Storage all at
the same time.
(4) Cloud-to-Cloud Backup
You can backup Google Docs to Microsoft Azure Blob ... (more)
Since we launched Gladinet Cloud Gateway beta last October (2009), thousands
of users have downloaded and registered for the beta license while more than
ten thousands downloaded the Gladinet Cloud Desktop.
Based on user feedback, we have since released the CloudAFS as a sequel to
the Cloud Gateway, with CIFS/NFS support, with Active Directory integration
and with Cloud Backup functionalities to a file server. The functionality has
exceeded what a cloud storage gateway is so the product name thus becomes
CloudAFS – Cloud Attached File Server.
However, Cloud Gateway is still an impo... (more)
As usual, when the support of a new cloud storage service provider is added
to the Gladinet platform, we will do basic speed test against supported
service providers to see how they compares to each other.
This time we will compare Rackspace Cloud Files with Amazon S3 and Windows
Azure Blob Storage.
Gladinet Cloud Desktop is used for the test. Cloud Files, Amazon S3 and Azure
storage accounts are mounted into Windows Explorer as virtual folders.
The test is simple, From Windows Explorer, a 28M file is drag and dropped
into each service provider’s virtual folder. A stop ... (more)
OpenStack Storage (Swift) is one of the cloud storage technology that you can
deploy on your own. There are many use cases around cloud storage such as
Backup, Access, Sync, Integration and Connectivity and Share (BASICS).
Today we will cover a special use case of backup – version control with
Let’s say you have a local folder that has important documents. You want
every change to this folder put under version control so you can go back one
change at a time if you need to. You also want to put the version control
repository on OpenStack (Swift) storage so if yo... (more)
You have a file server for your team to share. You have heard of cloud
storage and the leading service such as Amazon S3. Now you are considering
how to extend your file server with cloud storage services.
There are several objectives to combine a file server with cloud storage
First, you want your team to continue to have the same user experience with
the file server since they are already familiar with the file server.
Second, you will like to extend the file server’s capacity with cloud
storage so you don’t need to buy internal hard drives.
Third, possibly ... (more)