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An interesting use case came up recently. It is an university environment, with two popular technologies involved in the setup. One is VDI – Desktop Virtualization. The other is Google Drive. Desktop virtualization provides an easy to manage
If you are setting up OpenStack Swift Object Storage, you may need a quick and easy way to connect to your OpenStack Swift instance, such as a desktop client, with the possibility of mapping a network drive to your OpenStack Swift container.
Distributed File System (DFS) in the context of Microsoft Windows is a very familiar feature for Windows Server administrators. As a summary, it can organize many distributed SMB file shares into a single DFS namespace (DFS root), providing location
Many clients want to use Amazon S3 directly, and yet want to make it transparent to the users. As far as the administrator or the CTO is concerned, he wants to have direct control of the Amazon S3 account that his company is using. At the same time,
Cloud Storage is great for IT administrators trying to maintain file structure across multiple sites. File Structure from one site can be attached to the cloud so it can be viewed and used from the other sites. This is a use case we learned
Local File Server for team collaboration is a very familiar use case. Typically a local IT administrator set up a file server in a Local Area Network(LAN) environment, such as in a branch office. The whole office then use network shares to share files. For example, below is a picture ...
When you log into Gladinet Cloud web portal, you will see your files and folders immediately, in a Windows Explorer-like interface. Once you tried all the Gladinet Cloud features, you may find different folder icons such a  list of icons below.
As a continued discussion from previous blog – Migrate your file server to the cloud, this article discuss how to migrate active directory users to the cloud as well. When you have an existing file server that you are migrating to cloud storage, in a hybrid access mode, you would like...
IBM SmartCloud Object Storage is targeted for Enterprise Cloud Storage. Most of the time, it is used for disaster and recovery or as an alternative media storage option. This series of articles discuss other common use cases – team collaboration and
When you have a file server and you want to consider moving to the cloud with cloud storage, it is not as simple as moving a house from point A to point B. You need business continuity because the file server is the collaboration point that needs to
The previous two articles discussed different access methods to your IBM SmartCloud Object Storage and Team Folder collaboration features. This article introduces the Folder and File Sharing feature with your IBM SmartCloud Storage. Functionality wise, Folder and file sharing is simil...
Last article discussed several access methods you can have with IBM SmartCloud Object Storage. This article discusses how to have a team folder in the IBM SmartCloud Object Storage so everyone can share. Assuming you already have an IBM SmartCloud Object Storage account and a Gladinet...
Gladinet Solutions has been integrated with Nirvanix Cloud Storage since 2009. It started 3 years ago with simple desktop integration between Gladinet Cloud Desktop and Nirvanix Cloud Storage so you can use a mapped network drive to connect to your
The most popular online storage use case nowadays is the combination of web interface, desktop clients from PC and Mac, mobile clients, together with team folders support and peer-to-peer file sharing. Many online storage services do this. The market niche is how to provide the functi...
Gladinet Cloud was designed from scratch for team account, with many team users. As such, more and more team-oriented features are moving into the Gladinet Cloud as teams grow bigger and bigger within Gladinet Cloud. In the past, there are two types of users, the administrator and the...
When it comes to team collaboration, most people will say SharePoint. However SharePoint was based on local area network. Some will say Box, but it doesn’t have open backend to plugin your own storage account. So if you have a SoftLayer Object Storage account and you need a team collab...
Access cloud storage from a local file server is different from accessing it from a desktop machine. First the software on the file server needs to run as a background Windows server, while the software on the desktop can be a desktop application running inside user’s logon session. ...
This is the second part of the SoftLayer series of articles, documenting features from Gladinet products and services that allow you, as an end user to more easily use SoftLayer Object Storage, without the need to do any programming. Before we get into the more advanced Team Edition t...
SoftLayer Object Storage was introduced earlier this year. Since it is based on OpenStack Swift Object Storage, Gladinet has a suite of solutions ready to use, ranging from a desktop client to web browser based file explorer to mobile clients. From a functionality perspective, there ar...
The BASIC layer, on one hand, refers to the basic end user needs when it comes to cloud storage. The BASIC layer, on the other hand, refers to the sum of Backup, Access, Sync/Share, Identity and Controlled Collaboration. End user won’t use OpenStack Swift storage directly because the...
When it comes to cloud storage use case, everyone agrees that it needs to have web browser based access and mobile access, plus Desktop clients so the data can flow from desktop to web browser and to mobile devices. Google Drive seems to have everything, it has a web browser based acc...
If you have an HP Cloud account, you may be familiar with the following screen, which is the HP web based storage browser for HP Cloud Object Storage. You can upload, download and browse the files and folders in your HP Cloud Object Storage. Besides the HP Cloud Storage Web Browser acc...
Gladinet has been working on the Mac client project since the iPhone/iPad client release. It is a natural development extension to the iPhone/iPad project since they both require a Mac to develop and share a lot of the same Apple design patterns. It also shares a lot with the Gladinet...
As quoted from Wiki, Middleware is computer software that provides services to software applications beyond those available from the operating system. We have seen the
Gladinet has been supporting OpenStack since there was OpenStack. You can connect to an OpenStack swift (Object Storage) instance from Gladinet Cloud Desktop, Gladinet Cloud Server and also Gladinet Cloud Team Edition. OpenStack KeyStone is an identity service (or user login service...
Earlier this week, HP announced the public beta of its cloud services. Since then, we published a series of demo video about how to leverage HP Cloud Storage for different use case. For example, use HP Cloud Storage as a network drive for access and
With HP Cloud Storage, you can access it from web browser or from Application Programming Interface (API). With Gladinet, it is much easier to access HP Cloud Storage from all major web browser with Windows Explorer like interface. It is also easy to share and collaborate with colleagu...
Google offers several storage services. There is Google Drive, which is replacing the Google Docs. There is also Google Cloud Storage, which provide raw REST based cloud storage service. Some customer use cases may be best served by Google Drive and there are others that may be more...
Today HP moved its cloud services to public beta. Gladinet has been working closely with HP Cloud Service since private beta to provide product integration support. Gladinet is also announcing today the support of HP Cloud Storage service with the full Gladinet Suite of products. In t...
This is a YouTube HD video about plugin your own EMC Atmos 2.0 account to Gladinet Cloud Team Edition.
We deployed the EMC Atmos 2.0 support for Team Edition over the weekend. Gladinet Cloud is a value-add cloud service that adds many popular use case support to cloud storage services, such as Backup, drive Access, Sync and Share, Identity and user, Collaboration and Control, together, ...
Here is a YouTube HD video demonstrating Google Docs 2-Way Sync with a local folder.
With the 4.0 release of Gladinet Cloud Desktop, we now support a 2-way sync between storage services like Google Docs and a local folder. With Google Docs, the synchronization happens in real time so that your local folder is always exactly the same as your cloud folder. The first ste...
Gladinet Cloud 4.0 is here. It was a pretty big milestone. Looking back, Gladinet 1.0 has only one single product, the Gladinet Cloud Desktop. Gladinet 3.0 introduced the Gladinet Cloud Backup and Gladinet Cloud AFS, as several different products loosely coupled. Now in version 4.0, t...