It was fairly easy to understand the concept of a Cloud Desktop, with cloud
services such as Google Storage, Windows Azure/Live, Amazon S3, EMC Atmos
Online, AT&T Synaptics Storage, Nirvanix, Box and Mezeo all mapped through a
network drive to your desktop.
It should be pretty easy to understand the concept of a Cloud Attached File
Server too, with the same Google, Microsoft, Amazon, EMC. AT&T services
attached to your file server as a Tier 2 storage.
Introducing CloudAFS …
When the Gladinet Cloud Desktop introduces cloud services to your client OS
such as Windows XP/Vista/7 as a mapped drive, the Gladinet CloudAFS is a
server product that enhances your file server with cloud storage services
published as CIFS/NFS shares.
CloudAFS replaces the Gladinet Cloud Gateway (beta) that was launched 6
months ago. You may still consider CloudAFS as a cloud storage gateway.
Amazon S3 was designed with developers as its audience. Developers create
applications around the Amazon S3 and those applications are used by the end
Seeing the amazing growth from Amazon S3, we are also seeing more and more
people from real estates, dental office and many other small and medium sized
businesses started to use Amazon S3 directly since the aws.amazon.com
web-front provides many basic functionalities.
Gladinet supports Amazon S3 from day one with functionalities like map a
network drive to Amazon S3; backup to Amazon S3; leverage Amazon S3 as a
PC-2-PC syn... (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)
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.
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 inspe... (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