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In Windows, we have enjoyed easy access to different kind of drives from one single name space and portal – Windows Explorer. For such a long time, we take for granted the convenience of storage portal feature in Windows. Whether it is a CD-ROM drive, a Floppy drive, several hard driv...
Rackspace Cloud Files include Rackspace Cloud Files US and Rackspace Cloud Files UK. It is an excellent choice for online backup purpose, especially when you are already using other Rackspace services. This article covers steps to backup local files and folders to Rackspace Cloud File...
Google Docs has a nice versioning feature that allows you to keep a change list of what you have done to the files. It is a very convenient feature when you are collaborating on a file with colleagues. Gladinet Cloud Desktop has been supporting Google Docs since 2008. It allows users ...
There are more and more customers and potential partners that are installing OpenStack storage. We saw the questions coming from Gladinet forum and coming from support email (support@gladinet.com). Earlier the year, we saw Internap XIPCloud went live. This quarter, we saw KT ucloud sto...
Amazon S3 is getting more and more popular with Small and Medium sized Businesses(SMBs). These SMBs typically have mobile workers and office workers. They are looking for a cloud drive solution for a team of users. The earlier solutions from Gladinet requires the Amazon S3 master acco...
Google Storage (Google Storage for Developers) has been on the market for a long time now. It functions very much like Amazon S3. It can be an excellent online backup storage. This article discuss how to setup Google Storage as an online backup target, allowing you to access files bot...
Gladinet CloudAFS is reaching version 3, the same version level as the other two products (Cloud Desktop & Cloud Backup) in the same Gladinet Cloud Storage Access Suite. CloudAFS is an acronym for cloud attached file server. The basic functionality is to attach cloud storage services ...
There are many ways to connect to cloud storage. The most popular one is to provide web interface inside a web browser. For example, Google Docs, SkyDrive all have their own web interface. The problem of this is that it can’t be interoperable with existing applications until the applic...
You may have several important directories that you want to protect online. It would be nice if you can mirror these folders into a online storage service such as Amazon S3. This tutorial shows the steps to set it up so your folders get protected by Amazon S3. You can use either ...
The Windows Azure storage emulator provides local instances of the Blob, Queue, and Table services that are available in the Windows Azure. If you are building an application that uses storage services, you can test locally by using the storage emulator. Gladinet has full support for ...
Gladinet supported Amazon S3 with a suite of cloud storage access products since 2006, when we first saw cloud storage service from US. Gladinet supported Dunkel/Scality since 2009, when we first saw cloud storage service from Europe. Now Gladinet supports Korean Telecom ucloud storag...
Amazon S3 is the leading and most mature cloud storage service in the market now. We have seen more and more customers started to use Amazon S3 for their storage need. For these customers, the ability to map Amazon S3 as a Network Drive is critical. Drive device-drive-cloudmapping al...
One of the basic problem cloud storage solves is how to access files and folders across the Internet, or the Wide Area Network (WAN). As an ubiquitous cloud storage client, the Gladinet Cloud Desktop solves the same problem – how to access files over WAN. The solution is protocol neut...
As Google Apps and Google Docs getting more popular, a common use case keeps coming up from Gladinet customers. On one hand, they will setup mirror backup from an aging file server to Google Docs. On the other hand, they will setup reverse backup from Google Docs to a local PC (not nec...
Last week, Nuance released OmniPage 18, with a new Nuance Cloud Connector feature that allows OmniPage documents to be saved to a wide list of cloud storage services such as Amazon S3, Windows Azure, Rackspace Cloud Files, Google Docs, Box.net and etc. Powered by the Gladinet Cloud De...
OpenStack Storage (Swift) is one of the cloud storage technology that you can deploy on your own. There are many use cases around cloud storage such as Backup, Access, Sync, Integration and Connectivity and Share (BASICS). Today we will cover a special use case of backup – version con...
EMC Atmos is powering many cloud storage services. One of the use case that keeps coming up for cloud storage is backing up Microsoft SQL Server off-site to an online storage. EMC Atmos will be a good destination for SQL Server backups. Put cloud storage aside, there are two basic way...
Google Docs recently introduced a feature allowing you to upload folder to Google Docs. There is a limitation that it doesn’t support Internet Explorer, while supporting latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari. As of today, Microsoft Internet Explorer has over 55% of browser mark...
After you have an Amazon S3 account, you can connect and access it at work. You can also connect and access it when you are on the road. It can now be used as a bridge to synchronize your files and folders between your office PC and your mobile laptop PC. This article discuss steps to...
Cloud storage and cloud computing are generating more and more interests now. By looking at the Google Trends graph of “cloud storage”, you can see the search volume is going up exponentially since 2008.  
If you are a real estate company, you may have many pictures of real estate properties that you want to host on a web server. If you are a car dealership, you may have many pictures of cars that you want to host on a web server. Rackspace is a well trusted hosting company. With Racksp...
When using Amazon S3 together with Gladinet Cloud Desktop, you can have a virtual drive and virtual folder mapped directly to your Amazon S3 account and bucket. It is very convenient for you to transfer files back and forth between your local PC and the remote online storage. This art...
Two years ago, all the cloud storage companies we knew were all US companies. For example, Amazon S3 has 4 regions, US-East, US-West and EU. Rackspace was US only. Windows Azure was US only. These are all US companies. Now we are seeing these companies expanded globally. For example A...
Cloud Computing is good. However, any outage like the one we saw from Amazon EC2 last week will be scary for any SMB that is 100% dependent on cloud computing. Granted that we are at the early stage of cloud computing so it is more likely to see outages. As technology matures, it will...
Amazon Cloud Drive is a new online storage application unveiled by Amazon last month. It provides users with 5 gigabytes of storage space by default, with further storage space costing one dollar per gigabyte per year. Compares to other online storage solutions such as Windows Live ...
Peer1 CloudOne is an EMC Atmos based cloud storage service. It has been on the market for quite some time now. If you have file servers hosted by Peer1, using CloudOne to backup the servers makes a lot of sense. Let’s say you want to backup folders and SQL Server on the file server to...
When it comes to cloud storage, there are many standards out there in the market. For example, Amazon S3 is the leader and many are using S3 API to create a S3-clone service. Rackspace Cloud Files and OpenStack are trying to create its own standard by giving away the software to open s...
If you are the leader, you have supporters. If you have many supporters, your API becomes the standard many would like to use. Now Amazon S3 is the leader when it comes to cloud storage so its Amazon S3 API is widely used. There are many cloud storage players that have Amazon S3 compa...
What is right about the “Dot Com” bubble? Yes, the Internet is everywhere now on every PC, every handheld and tablet. You can buy a lot of the things from Internet too, such as from Amazon.com, E*Trade.com, Netflix and so on. The thing that went wrong was the timing, it didn’t fully de...
Windows Azure storage is getting more popular. In a quick Gladinet survey, for every 3 Amazon S3 users, there is 1 Windows Azure storage user now. This article will discuss ways to do snapshot backup to Windows Azure storage. With snapshot, everyday, you can have a snapshot of the f...
Backup cloud storage to local? YES! It may sounds like anti-trend but our customers started to ask for ways to backup cloud storage to low cost local server. The customers asking for this, are customers that adopted cloud storage and moved IT infrastructures to cloud storage. From a b...
Amazon S3 has been on the market since 2006. It is an excellent cloud storage service, mostly for developers and independent software vendors (ISV) to integrate into their products and resell to end users. It was less known as a consumer product but getting more popular as an online st...
Amazon Cloud Drive is cool. It is secure and reliable cloud storage from the same company that created Amazon S3, which hosts over 262 Billion objects. Amazon-Cloud-DriveAmazon Cloud Drive used from Windows Explorer as a local drive with a drive letter is even cooler. This article s...
Google Apps is getting popular. With email, documents and many other services integrated together, it gives Small and Medium sized business (SMB) an excellent cloud infrastructure to run business. This article discuss desktop connectivity for Google Docs business users. For SMBs, typi...
In a recent news, Dell, Opscode and Rackspace demonstrated at the third annual Cloud Connect conference that it is possible to provision an OpenStack cloud from bare metal hardware in one hour. - eWeek. It showed that it is very practical to deploy a scalable storage and compute cloud...
Gladinet has reached over 750,000 downloads and many users have reached out to Gladinet and send us their feedbacks. When working with these customers, we can see what they want to do with Cloud Storage Services and summarize several significant cloud storage use cases and requirements...
You are the CTO or decision maker for a service provider, a school or a trusted solution provider or any company that can make good use of EMC Atmos, a low cost and scalable storage solution in the age of cloud computing. You are thinking about how to
Windows Azure Storage is getting more popular and more and more Gladinet customers are using Azure Storage now. One of the primary use case for Windows Azure Storage is Online Backup. It is pretty cool to have your local documents and folders backup to Windows Azure, inside data cente...
EMC Atmos is a cloud storage infrastructure. Atmos can be used by telecom service providers as an in-data-center cloud storage infrastructure. Atmos can also be used by private companies as an on-premise cloud storage. Its use case is as wide as you can imaging with any cloud storage s...
Synaptic Storage is AT&T’s Storage as a Service offering. It is one of the public cloud storage service, offering scalable, pay-per-use data storage you can access anywhere. It has be in the market for over a year now. However, it is not plug and play like other AT&T services such as ...