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Windows Azure at Cloud Expo As the Windows Azure Platform making the transition from public preview to full production now, here is a list of Windows  Azure Storage clients to help you leverage the Azure Storage. The List: Gladinet Cloud Desktop provides drive mapping and online backup tool for Windows Azure, Amazon S3, AT&T Synaptic Storage and etc. You can do drag and drop from Windows Explorer to Azure directly and setup Automatic Backup tasks. Azure Blob Storage Only. Free/Profressional. Windows. Commercial. Read more... Azure Storage Explorer is a useful GUI tool for inspecting and altering the data in your Azure cloud storage projects including the logs of your cloud-hosted applications. All three types of cloud storage can be viewed: blobs, queues, and tables. Free, Windows(NET/WPF), Open Source. Cloud Storage Studio is a Windows (WPF) based client for Windo... (more)

OpenStack Storage with an Access Solution

There are more and more customers and potential partners that are installing OpenStack storage. We saw the questions coming from Gladinet forum and coming from support email (support@gladinet.com). Earlier the year, we saw Internap XIPCloud went live. This quarter, we saw KT ucloud storage too. There are also quite some customers setting up internal OpenStack storage and doing proof of concepts. These customers have contacted Gladinet for the cloud storage access solutions. You have OpenStack swift storage? We can help deliver to customer’s desktop and file servers. You have a c... (more)

Version 1.2 Introduces Google Docs Backup to an Array of Cloud Storage

With the recent introduction of Gladinet Cloud Desktop version 1.2, Gladinet has introduced the ability to create an automatic backup of your Google Docs files to a redundant array of cloud storage. This feature allows you to specify a Google Docs source account, a cloud storage target, and a monitoring interval. You can also specify whether you want to use a designated folder or backup all files. If you choose to use a drop box, any files moved to it will automatically get backed up to Amazon S3, EMC Atmos, Box.net, or whichever service you select. Otherwise, all files in the ... (more)

.NET SDK & Windows Azure support Preview

Today we released the .Net SDK beta. It opens the doors for developers to write storage plugins. One of the most common feature requests was adding more and more storage plugin, such as Flickr, CloudFile and etc. Now the SDK enables more developers to do so and do it with ease in .NET language. We wanted the Gladinet Cloud Desktop to be a platform and now the SDK enables it even more. Inside the SDK, you will find a storage plugin example for Windows Azure Storage Service. As you see the full source code for the Azure plugin, you know we are also going down the path of open source ... (more)

AT&T Synaptic Storage vs Amazon S3

Today Gladinet Cloud Desktop reached version 1.3, build 206. AT&T Synaptic Storage has been added to the supported list of Cloud Storage Providers. This means you can map a virtual drive to the AT&T Synaptic Storage and start using it from Windows Explorer (See this link for detailed HowTo information). I have been itching to see how AT&T Synaptic Storage compares to Amazon S3. Since Gladinet Cloud Desktop can map both in as virtual folders in a virtual drive, a quick drag-and-drop upload/download experiment should be easy. Sometime ago, I did a simple comparison between EMC Atmos ... (more)