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 important part of the CloudAFS.
This tutorial covers how to configure CloudAFS as a Cloud Gateway for the
Gladinet Cloud Desktop clients.
We will use AT&T Synaptic Storage and EMC Atmos Online as examples.
After you have downloaded and installed CloudAFS, you can open Management
Console, which is th... (more)
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
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
Google Storage for Developer was announced at the recent Google I/O event. A
closer look at the Google Storage API reveals that it is similar to Amazon
S3’s API. This means direct competition between Google Storage and Amazon
Year 2010 is already interesting for the Cloud Storage wars. S3 is still
enjoying a commanding lead. Windows Azure came full release. EMC Atmos came
full release too at the EMC World earlier this month. Now seven days later
the Google Storage came.
We saw S3 playing defensively as the leader. Strong competitive moves should
always be blocked. When Azure... (more)
With the release of Gladinet Cloud Desktop version 2.4, Rackspace CloudFiles
is now supported.
With Gladinet Cloud Desktop, you can map a network drive to Rackspace
CloudFiles and do drag and drop transfers. You can sync a local folder’s
content to Rackspace CloudFiles. You can also enable CDN for the container so
the files you transferred up to CloudFiles can be integrated to CDN services.
Step 1 – Mount the CloudFiles Account
Now CloudFiles is in Windows Explorer.
Step 2 – Create Sync Folder to CloudFiles
If you only need to do ad-hoc drag and drop to transfer files between ... (more)
When using Amazon S3 together with Gladinet Cloud Desktop, you can have a
virtual drive and virtual folder mapped directly to your Amazon S3 account
and bucket. It is very convenient for you to transfer files back and forth
between your local PC and the remote online storage.
This article talks about a security feature that help you protect some
folders inside the Amazon S3 with encryption.
First you will need to mount an Amazon S3 bucket into Gladinet. it will show
up as a virtual folder inside Gladinet drive.
Inside the Amazon S3 bucket, you have two folders, one called Norm... (more)