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Windows Azure Blob Storage is one of the cloud storage service. When you have a Windows Azure Blob Storage account, there are many things you can do. You can map a network drive to it so for direct access from your desktop; you can backup files to it for off site access. Those were alr...
You have started using Google Docs and you liked it. Overtime you moved more and more documents into Google Docs and it is turned into one of you main document management site. Now you started to wonder the what ifs. What if the online account was compromised. What if you forgot the pa...
Amazon S3 is getting more and more popular. Two years ago it was only known to the developers community. However, because of its leadership position in the cloud storage category, it got viral and now many small business owners are knowing it and thinking about leveraging it for more ...
If you want to use cloud storage from your desktop, what are the primary use cases? In another word, what will be the most valuable applications for you, when you can have cloud storage directly on your desktop? You want to use cloud storage from a virtual network drive with drag and...
We released Gladinet Cloud Desktop 3.0 this morning. It is a pretty big milestone as version 3.0 typically marks the maturity of a piece of software. If version 1 were to test the market acceptance and start collecting feedback, and version 2 were the start of incorporating user feedb...
In a recent Amazon Web Services Blog titled '”Amazon s3 – Bigger and Busier Than Ever”, it documented Amazon S3’s amazing growth from 0 in 2006 to over 262 billion objects now. As we plot the same numbers on an Excel graph and apply an exponential trend line, it shows Amazon S3 grows ...
Rackspace-led OpenStack open source cloud computing initiative hits its six-month milestone when the Internap XIPCloud launched last month, leveraging the open source cloud. It is an interesting development as we have seen open source projects like Apache taking on Windows IIS and Li...
About 10 days ago, Rackspace launched UK Cloud. Even though it is under the same Rackspace Cloud brand, it is like a different cloud company in the eyes of software vendors. For example, the existing tools that connect to Rackspace Cloud Files US will need to be enhanced to support the...
This is part 2 of a 3-piece tutorial introducing the Gladinet Cloud Access Solutions to the Internap XIPCloud storage. Internap XIPCloud Storage is the latest public cloud storage that opens to the public. It is currently in beta stage and the signup is self serving. You can signup at...
Internap XIPCloud is the latest cloud storage offering that is open to the public. It is a public cloud and you can sign up for the service pretty easily at http://internap.com. As usual, when a new cloud service came out, we will use Gladinet Cloud Desktop to test its upload and down...
OpenStack Object Storage is an open source software for creating scalable cloud storage solutions. It's open source nature makes it very attractive to service providers. For example, in the recent news (Computer World), Internap is offering a new public cloud storage service that it bu...
Rackspace Cloud Files is a good cloud storage choice. Rackspace will host your data inside its data centers and allow you to use the online storage over the Internet – thus cloud storage for you. File server replacement is one of the main cloud storage use case. Basically you can atta...
First of all, Intel Hybrid Cloud is a physical server that is going to be placed on-premise at the customer side. Inside the physical server, there could be multiple virtual machines. The cloud twist comes from the management services placed on the server and the virtual machines. Wit...
It is Jan 1st, 2011! Happy new year to everyone that is interested in Cloud Storage and Gladinet! Looking back to year 2010, Gladinet went from a single product (Cloud Desktop) to a suite of products, including CloudAFS (server product), Cloud Backup (backup product) and Cloud Space (...
OpenStack Object Storage is cloud storage services created by open source software. For service providers that need a cloud storage service built on commodity hardware and open source software, OpenStack could be an option. One of cloud storage’s primary use case is backup. If you ar...
What is your #1 used application on a daily basis? It is probably email and the answer could be universal. What is your #2 used application on a daily basis? It is likely to be Office related applications but the answer could be different based on your job functionality. If you have ...
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 still early for the cloud-related market. However, cloud related topics are buzzing around and that make people wonder: what exactly is it so exciting? For example, today there is a WSJ article titled “Google Goes to the Cloud for New Idea in PC System” that talks about Chrome O...
Today we got calls from two different customers, all asking about the Google Docs for your file server use case. I thought it is interesting to have different customers asking the same thing. It could be a popular use case to write about. Both customers are small companies with 5-10 ...
Every SQL Server admin knows how to back up SQL Server. It is a very mature technology since SQL Server 2005 because it has built-in support for Volume Shadow Copy Service. It knows how to take a consistent snapshot of the database and produce the snapshot as files for backup applicati...
Year 2010 was a busy year for cloud storage. The buzz reached a whole new level when you saw companies like Microsoft, Google and EMC announcing new service offerings around cloud storage. Amazon S3 reached over 100 billion objects in 2010. It continues to be the leader of cloud stora...
You are the IT admin of a 50-student team and you are thinking of providing cloud storage for each of the 50 students. Each will have around 10G cloud storage space. Each will have both home access and on-premise access to the storage. This is a typical use case for students in your de...
As quoted from the OpenStack web site: OpenStack Object Storage is software for creating redundant, scalable object storage using clusters of commodity servers to store terabytes or even petabytes of accessible data. To summarize in a different way, it is open source software to buil...
When Google Storage for Developer came out, it came out with an Amazon S3 compatible API. There are also other service providers do the same thing. The logic was simple. If Amazon S3 is the leader, by providing an S3 compatible API, the cloud storage provider attracts existing S3 comm...
“If I have Amazon S3, do I still need Google Storage?”, a customer asked us during a support call. The mind was drawing blank that moment, and after a few seconds, the answer was ‘no’ as it slipped off my tongue. That could be a typical moment when you were asked a question that you n...
AT&T Synaptic Storage is a cloud storage service. There are many use cases that apply to cloud storage. For example, off-site backup and restore, collaboration and sharing, anywhere access and mobile workers are all among the most popular use cases for cloud storage. Synaptic Storage ...
Your SMB company spans several sites, each site has its own data storage solution like a NAS device. It is good initially but overtime, the remote site becomes data-silos that are disconnected and can’t be shared across company easily. The
Every Hosting Provider is building its own cloud storage solutions. The situation is either build it or lose business to whoever has it, such as Amazon S3,
If you have a Google Storage for Developers account (through invitation only), good for you because you can continue to use the 100GB free storage as long as Google Storage is still in preview mode. If you don’t have a Google Storage for Developers account already, you can sign up wit...
Yesterday I received a Google Storage for Developer Update email from the Google Storage Team. 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 Limi...
When you have people working from home or visiting customers, you have a mobile worker. Traditional way of providing mobile worker support is through VPN, virtual private network, which is before we saw the Cloud Storage revolution. There are problems that VPN can’t solve. For example...
As usual, when the support of a new cloud storage service provider is added to the Gladinet platform, we will do basic speed test against supported service providers to see how they compares to each other. This time we will compare Rackspace Cloud Files with Amazon S3 and Windows Azur...
With the release of Gladinet Cloud Desktop version 2.4, Rackspace CloudFiles is now supported. With Gladinet Cloud Desktop, you can map a network drive to Rackspace CloudFiles and do drag and drop transfers. You can sync a local folder’s content to Rackspace CloudFiles. You can also e...
Gladinet Cloud Access Suite now reached version 2.4. New Service Providers Supported This release adds support for Rackspace CloudFiles, OpenStack Object Storage, CAStor Storage and Google Apps Premier. This adds to the long list of cloud storage service providers that the Gladinet...
When you have a 6-person branch office or a 8-person sales team, you have a need to share documents with everyone and you don’t have a big budget for on-site IT department. This is when cloud storage comes in handy. There are multiple ways to
What is a private cloud? Essentially, it is identical to a public cloud except that it’s use is confined to a private network. The natural question is which should you choose? Of course, the answer is that it depends. Public
Cloud Storage has many benefits, one of them being Content Delivery. By nature, objects inside cloud storage have URLs. With URLs, it is easy to integrate these objects with Content Delivery Network and deliver the objects to edge locations around the world. We kicked start the Cloud ...
When you hear of Windows Azure Storage, you may be thinking it is a developer’s storage. First of all, you may see it in action from Visual Studio 2010. Second, you may be hearing it together with a geeky term – Azure Blob Storage. Since you are not a developer, you dismiss it and walk...
Cloud Storage is a natural fit for Disaster recovery. It could also be the most prominent use case for cloud storage because the storage is offsite and faster than tape. Step 1 – Find a Cloud Storage Provider Many will pick either Amazon S3 or Rackspace CloudFiles. These two are th...