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Rackspace Cloud Files is a good cloud storage choice. Rackspace will host your data inside its data centers and allow you to use the online storage over the Internet – thus cloud storage for you. File server replacement is one of the main cloud storage use case. Basically you can attach cloud storage as a tier 2 storage to an on-premise file server and extends the file server’s capability. If the file server goes down for whatever reason, you can quickly provision a new file server and attach the same cloud storage to it as part of the business continuity strategy. This article will cover steps to turn Rackspace Cloud Files storage into a tier 2 storage for an on-premise file server. Step 1 – Rackspace Cloud Files Account First you will need to establish a Rackspace Cloud Files account. After login into the cloud control panel, you can go to your Account area and click... (more)

Gladinet Cloud Mac Client Released

Gladinet has been working on the Mac client project since the iPhone/iPad client release. It is a natural development extension to the iPhone/iPad project since they both require a Mac to develop and share a lot of the same Apple design patterns.  It also shares a lot with the Gladinet Cloud Desktop PC client. Now the Gladinet Cloud Mac Client was released. It adds a virtual drive to your Mac Finder under the DEVICES section. You can drag and drop files and folders to and from the virtual drive. You can also use local application to save and load files from the cloud directly. Lo... (more)

Backup to Windows Azure Storage in 3 Easy Steps

Azure at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Azure was in Public Preview for quite some time now. In our previous posts about Windows Azure, we went directly into how to map a network drive to Azure Blob Storage and start setting up backup tasks to Azure Storage. We didn’t mention exactly how to acquire a Windows Azure account since it was invitation only. Yesterday, Windows Azure was transitioned from Public Preview mode to Full Production mode. It took me a while to understand how to setup the Azure account and start using the Azure Storage. I will share the steps here in this... (more)

Tutorial: CloudAFS in the Cloud Gateway Mode

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)

A Secure Network Drive for Windows Azure Blob Storage

Windows Azure Platform has been released since Feb 2010. Azure Blob Storage is part of the offering and it provides good online storage service. So how to easily copy data in and out of Azure Blob Storage? How to do it securely with SSL and AES encryptions for your files? This article talks about how to setup a AES encrypted network drive to Windows Azure Blob Storage.   First you will need to install the Gladinet Cloud Desktop and map a network drive to Windows Azure Blob Storage. After that you have a mapped drive. Without further setup, you can drag and drop files to transf... (more)