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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)

Easy Upgrade for Gladinet Cloud Enterprise

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. ... (more)

Cloud Storage Land Grab: S3, EMC Atmos or Windows Azure

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 position. 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)

Cloud Storage for Your File Server

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)

Group Policy in Gladinet Cloud

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. Security o Allow user to attach external cloud storage When it is checked, sub users will see a li... (more)