Year 2010 was a busy year for cloud storage. The buzz reached a whole new
level when you saw companies like Microsoft, Google and EMC announcing new
service offerings around cloud storage.
Event Calendar Date Summary
February 1, 2010
Windows Azure out of beta, starts billing. Finally ready for customers.
February 8, 2010
Amazon S3 introduce versioning support
March 9, 2010 Amazon S3 stores over 1000 billion objects
March 24, 2010
Gladinet Cloud Desktop reached 2.0
April 12, 2010
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 released. Windows Azure support is built-in.
April 27, 2010
Gladinet introduced CloudAFS - gateway to cloud storage.
May 10, 2010
EMC World markets "The journey to the private cloud" message for EMC Atmos,
announced AT&T, Peer1 as Atmos deployments (for public cloud)
May 19, 2010
Amazon S3 introduced Reduced Redundancy Storage. Further reduced the S3
price. The a... (more)
If you want to use cloud storage from your desktop, what are the primary use
In another word, what will be the most valuable applications for you, when
you can have cloud storage directly on your desktop?
Use Case 1 – A Cloud Storage Drive
You want to use cloud storage from a virtual network drive with drag and drop
capability and the ability to save directly from windows applications.
Use Case 2 – Online Backup
You want to backup files and folders, music and video to online cloud
storage. Sometimes you want to do a mirror backup to mirror a local folder
into cloud storag... (more)
Windows Azure Blob Storage is one of the cloud storage service. When you have
a Windows Azure Blob Storage account, there are many things you can do. You
can map a network drive to it so for direct access from your desktop; you can
backup files to it for off site access. Those were already available with
Gladinet Cloud Suite 2.0.
Today’s article will discuss another use case – leveraging Azure Blob
Storage for file sync across multiple PCs. The idea is very simple, Windows
Azure Storage is available anywhere you have an Internet access, you can use
it as a facility and conduit t... (more)
Gladinet has reached over 750,000 downloads and many users have reached out
to Gladinet and send us their feedbacks. When working with these customers,
we can see what they want to do with Cloud Storage Services and summarize
several significant cloud storage use cases and requirements. Together, we
call the use cases the BASIC requirements.
BASIC is actually pretty basic, as each capitalized letter stands for:
B – Backup to Cloud Storage
A – Access Cloud Storage with Drive Letter
S – Synchronization of files and folders
I – Integrate Local Application with Cloud Storage
C – Conn... (more)
Amazon S3 has been on the market since 2006. It is an excellent cloud storage
service, mostly for developers and independent software vendors (ISV) to
integrate into their products and resell to end users. It was less known as a
consumer product but getting more popular as an online storage solution,
together with the ISV’s products.
Amazon Cloud Drive is brand new, about 3 weeks old, a new entry into the
market as a consumer product. It is an online storage and also an online
music streaming service. It is also built on top of Amazon S3 itself.
If you are an Amazon S3 customer a... (more)