This is part 3 of the 3-piece tutorial introducing the Gladinet Cloud Access
Solutions to the Internap XIPCloud storage.
Accelerated IP, or XIP, is Internap’s solution to the weaknesses of
Transport Control Protocol (TCP). Through XIP, enterprise web services and
applications that rely on the TCP layer can improve their performance by up
to 400%. - Quote Internap.com
XIPCloud means Internap’s cloud storage combined with accelerated IP. The
first thing you see from the Internap cloud storage marketing materials is
high performance, in addition to availability, security and open source.
This tutorial covers how to backup files, folders and SQL Servers to Internap
Gladinet Cloud Backup
First you will need to have a copy of Gladinet Cloud Backup. The Cloud Backup
is also integrated into Gladinet Cloud Desktop and Gladinet CloudAFS. As long
as you have a Cloud... (more)
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 av... (more)
Azure Sessions at Cloud Expo
So much happened in January 2010 for the cloud storage world.
First was the Windows Azure Platform went from public preview to full
production. Second was Google Docs opened up for any file type
upload/download, effectively making it a GDrive in the cloud.
How would these affect you? This article will compare the two cloud storage
offerings from price, speed, usability, service level agreement and to
Google’s storage cost = 25c / Gigabyte / year = 2c / Gigabyte / month.
There is no additional transfer cost.
Windows Azure’... (more)
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
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)
We released Gladinet Cloud Desktop 3.0 this morning. It is a pretty big
milestone as version 3.0 typically marks the maturity of a piece of software.
If version 1 were to test the market acceptance and start collecting
feedback, and version 2 were the start of incorporating user feedback into
the product, version 3.0 is completely driven by feedbacks from our
customers, partners and user base.
There are several new changes you will notice. The most noticeable one could
be the changes in the usability and the new look and feel. However, the
biggest feature is the addition of Cloud... (more)