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’s storage cost is at 15c / Gigabyte / month. There is
additional cost for transfer data in and out.
Note: Google storage is clearly cheaper, about 10 times cheaper.
We will use Gladinet Cloud Desktop to map both in a virtual drive in Windows
Explorer and compare the time it takes to... (more)
Google Session at Cloud Expo
Earlier this year, Google Docs rolled out support for any file type support.
Since then you can upload and store any files in the cloud with Google Docs.
With Gladinet, you could easily upload files to Google Docs from your Windows
Perhaps you have considered backing up your data to Google Docs, but wondered
what assurance you have that your data will be secure when backed up online?
With the introduction of AES 128-bit encryption for files backed up to Google
Docs, Gladinet has an answer for you: The system encrypts your files befor... (more)
After the Gladinet Cloud Desktop 1.4.232 release, it is fairly easy to manage
Azure Blob Storage from your Windows Explorer directly.
(1) Map a Network Drive Letter to the Azure Blob Storage
You can map multiple Azure Blob Storage Account as side-by-side virtual
folders in the same network drive. You can do drag-and-drop between local
drive and the Azure drive.
(2) Schedule Automatic Backup of Files-by-Type.
You can backup documents, pictures, music or videos to Azure Blob Storage.
(3) Schedule Automatic Backup of Local Folders
You can pick local folders to ba... (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
Storage at Cloud Expo
In the IT departments of many companies around the world, data volume is
growing exponentially. Every day, companies gather more and more data to meet
business and regulatory requirements. This challenge is often met with the
purchase of more and more servers with more and more disks. This creates a
data management nightmare which is not only unwieldy but expensive.
It is also unsustainable. Fortunately, there are solutions in the cloud. With
the introduction of support for any file type in Google Storage, it is now
possible to satisfy the storage needs of ... (more)