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You may have several important folders on the windows server that you want to protect online. Also as part of the cloud adoption strategy, you need the near term protection turned into a long term cloud migration. With these goals, it makes sense to mirror these important folders into a cloud storage service such as Windows Azure Storage or Amazon S3. In the near term, it fulfills the off-site backup purpose. In the long run, you can migrate your storage to these cloud storage services since your data is there over time. This tutorial focuses on Windows Azure Storage and how to set it up so your folders are protected by Windows Azure. The steps are similar if you want to replace Windows Azure with Amazon S3 or Rackspace Cloud Files. The product that can get it done is Gladinet Cloud Backup. Gladinet Cloud Backup is packaged into two different products – the stand alon... (more)

CloudAFS Provides EMC Atmos Access via CIFS or NFS

Publishing an EMC Atmos Folder and Assigning Users Cloud Attached File Servers map cloud storage to virtual directories of a network drive just like Gladinet Cloud Desktop. The most important difference is that a virtual directory on a CloudAFS server can be accessed by multiple remote clients that are running Gladinet Cloud Desktop or a CIFS (net use) client. Before this can be done, the virtual directory, or one of its subfolders needs to be published. Once the folder has been published, users must be assigned to the folder and granted permission to access it. Publishing the EMC... (more)

Google Storage for Developer – How to Use?

Yesterday I received a Google Storage for Developer Update email from the Google Storage Team. The Email Here is a quote from the email: Thank you for using Google Storage for Developers. We write today to make sure you're aware that we've changed our service. Increased Account Limits & Billing When we began the Google Storage for Developers preview, all accounts were free and limited to 100 GB of storage. Google Storage accounts can now access increased storage by providing credit card billing information. Additionally, for accounts with billing we provide a service level agreem... (more)

Cloud Storage for Your File Server

As I was explaining Gladinet CloudAFS to a group of IT people as a file server with cloud storage attached, one question I got was: How much bandwidth you need to run file server with cloud storage? It is very obvious where the concern is coming from. If I had an on-premise file server, with cloud storage attached as tier 2 storage, will the slowness of the Internet (as compared to LAN) slow down the file server activities? Rest assured, Gladinet CloudAFS takes care of this. Specifically, it takes care of two issues. A. Slow Internet to the Cloud Storage – that is why it is tier2 s... (more)

Windows Azure Blob Storage vs. Amazon S3

Amazon Session at Cloud Expo This week, Gladinet Cloud Desktop reached version 1.4.2 (build 232). Windows Azure Blob Storage has been officially added to the list of supported Cloud Storage Providers (S3, AT&T, Google,e tc.) This means you can map a network drive to the Windows Azure Blob Storage and start using it from Windows Explorer (See this link for detailed How-To information). As always, every time we add a new storage provider integration, we would compare it to the existing ones, such as Amazon S3. Since Gladinet Cloud Desktop can map both as virtual folders in a networ... (more)