If you are an IT admin working for a construction company, the title probably
immediately grab your attention. Quite frequently, you have users working on
various construction sites around the country and can be there for a while
before moving to the next site. Most of the time the users are in the
middle of nowhere and rely on mobile 3G hotspot to access company file
The user need to access various documents, such as construction drawings and
Excel spreadsheets from the company file server. However, accessing it with
3G over VPN from the remote location, to ISP , then to the company file
server is such a slow process that makes it very unpleasant to access those
Why it is Slow?
There are several factors that contributing to the slowness. First is the
CIFS/SMB protocol used for shared network drive is a very chatty protocol,
involving ... (more)
Gladinet Cloud Enterprise brings web browser access, mobile device access,
online collaboration and file sharing capabilities to Windows Servers and the
file server shares behind it. One of the most important feature is Active
Directory integration. Not only does customers need Active Directory users
integration so AD users can access the Gladinet Cloud Enterprise, they also
want to access the file server shares natively with the AD permissions.
Gladinet Cloud Enterprise provides this important Active Directory
integration feature, as shown in the video below.
We are announcing the support of Windows Server 2012 for Gladinet Cloud
Enterprise. In the past, the recommended server platform for Gladinet Cloud
Enterprise is always Windows 2008 Service Pack 2 or R2. Windows Server 2012
support was experimental. Now it is fully supported.
The two server platform are quite different. For example, Server 2012
includes .NET framework 4.5, which works with ASP.NET 4.5. While on Windows
Server 2008, you need to install .NET framework 4 and it works wit ASP.NET 4.
In a sense, Windows Server 2012 is a more complete Web Platform because the
.net fram... (more)
Gladinet Cloud Windows Store App has been released for a while now. For those
of you haven’t got a chance to try it out on a Windows Surface RT device or
a Windows 8 Tablet device. Here is a video.
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)