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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...
Prior to Cloud Storage, bring your own storage to traditional software is common sense. You may bring your own USB drive and have the backup software back it up to your USB drive. As long as you possess the USB drive, you have the data available. Bringing your own cloud storage to Gla...
Google Cloud Storage was Google Storage for Developers in the Google Lab. It has since graduated out of the lab and officially became the Google Cloud Storage. In this article, we discuss an easy way to use Google Cloud Storage right from your Windows Explorer interface, with a mapped...
In a recent Amazon Web Service Blog, it was quoted that Amazon S3 has reached over 762 Billion objects at the end of 2011. We have been following Amazon S3’s growth closely. As usual, we will plug the numbers in an Excel spread-sheet and see its growth in a chart. As shown in the char...
EMC Atmos is used in many places now. It is used by well know service providers such as AT&T Synaptic Storage or Peer 1 CloudOne. As we learned from our customers recently, it can also be used by private enterprise to backup data from employee’s local C drive. The scenario is simple...
Here is a YouTube HD video for getting started with AT&T Synaptic Storage and Gladinet Cloud Server. It shows how to connect from a Windows 2008 Server to Synaptic Storage and share the Synaptic Storage as a network share to a group of users. (Best viewed with 1280x720 HD option)
This article shows how Gladinet Cloud Server makes it easy to access AT&T Synaptic Storage. Before you begin, we recommend that you have your credentials for AT&T Synaptic Storage. This will be done in four steps: Download and Install Gladinet Cloud Server. Create a Gladinet Account....
In the New Features for the New Year article, we mentioned the new HTML 5 and Flash based Multiple-File upload. This article will cover the new feature in more detail. In the Gladinet Cloud for Teams product, There are 4 different ways to connect and use the cloud storage, from the de...
Sometime ago, we covered how an admin can create a team folder for the team members to share and collaborate. The concept there was more like a file server kind of sharing, where everyone on the team sees the same folder. In the new features for the new year article, we mentioned ther...
As part of the new features for the new year series, here is a 5 min HD video documenting the Gladinet share folder and share file features.
Today the Gladinet Cloud iPhone & iPad application shows up in the Apple iOS App Store. It is an important feature addition to the Gladinet Cloud for Teams. The native iOS application allows Team Edition users easily browse and view their files and folders in the Gladinet Cloud. In ad...
As a prelude to a series of articles of the new Gladinet Cloud for Teams features, here is a quick 5 min HD video summarizing the features.
Happy New Year 2012! Over the weekend, a new version of Gladinet Cloud for Teams was released to the web, including the web service itself and the desktop client. There will be a series of articles following up to document each and every major new feature. This article will summarize ...
gladinet2011It is 2 days to Christmas 2011. Wish every Gladinet user happy Christmas and a happy new year 2012. As usual, it is time to take a look back at the year 2011, review the Gladinet milestones and look forward to year 2012. The most significant milestone in 2011 was the mark ...
We have been running a ‘Why You Use Cloud Storage’ survey on Gladinet blog for several months. From the survey, we can get a glimpse into the solutions people are looking for when they use cloud storage. In the survey, there are five categories to choose from – Backup, Access, Sync, In...
Traditionally, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) has been the standard for transferring and sharing files. However, it is not without its problems. These include concerns about security, cost, efficiency, reliability and simplicity. For these and other reasons, many businesses are looking t...
You own a small business and have several important folders on your desktop. You also have several people working for you that you need to share your desktop folders with. You may also be out of the office from time to time and your team are working from different places. So you are s...
Google has been providing cloud storage under the name of Google Storage for Developers for over two years. Recently it was renamed to Google Cloud Storage and graduated from the Google Code Lab. There are many ways you can use the Google Cloud Storage. For example, you can use it to ...
This is the last video demo of a 3-piece series about the Gladinet Cloud use case. In the previous two blog posts, we covered ‘Anywhere Access with a Cloud Drive’ and ‘Share Files with the Gladinet Cloud’. This demo is about a set-it-and-forget-it off-site backup feature in the Gladine...
This is the second part of a 3-part video demo series about the Gladinet Cloud use cases. In this article, we discuss having a cloud drive, where you can have native drive letter access on the desktop or have web browser access through the web. Compares to the ‘Share Files with Gladi...
We will start a 3-part mini video demo series about the Gladinet Cloud and the 3 typical use cases it will serve. In this series, we discuss sharing files among a small team. User Todd is a real estate business owner. He has arranged client files into client-per-folder under a root fo...
You have several folders on your desktop, with your PC or Laptop. You want to instantly share the folder with your team members. On one hand, the folders will show up inside Gladinet Cloud web browser for your own access. On the other hand, you can publish these folders to your team me...
iStock_000012049705XSmallIf you had a team and also a storage drive to share with the team, what are the desired features you need with the drive? You may be thinking about a hard-drive or NAS drive that you can share in the office. Now thinking in terms of a cloud drive based on cloud...
Today we had an online meeting session with a law firm. The use case is very common and typical. The owner has a desktop PC that has several folders on the desktop that he wants to move to the cloud. He has several goals in mind. Goal A: Share those folders with team members directly ...
In a team environment, what are some of the basic requirements when it comes to cloud storage use cases? As we look below, the requirements are very similar to the old Windows File Server requirements, with some new Cloud Storage twists. Requirement A – User Home Directory Every team...
We talked about cloud storage use case can be summarized as BASIC (Backup, Access, Sync & Share, Identity & Control). This article discuss how the BASIC cloud storage use case is served by Gladinet Cloud. First there is a quick introduction video that may present it better than the w...
What would be the best way to migrate local storage to cloud storage? The answer shall be that you are using it (cloud) as if there is no migration, no interruption, no down time and no wait time. It shall be as easy as you attach your local storage on-to the cloud and you can start ...
Gladinet Cloud Server is Gladinet CloudAFS combined with Gladinet Cloud for Teams. On one hand, it is a file server that allows you to mount different cloud storage services such as Amazon S3, Windows Azure, Google Storage, EMC Atmos into a Windows File Server. On the other hand, it al...
Last week, Amazon Web Services Blog reported that there were 566 Billion Objects in Amazon S3. We have been following Amazon S3’s growth closely and here is a picture we plotted with Excel. You can see the growth fits well with the red exponential curve. When Gladinet introduces a ne...
Talking to Gladinet’s customers, quite many are facing the pain of cloud migration, especially the time it takes to sync data up to the cloud. Businesses can’t afford to have a 2-week gap just to sync local data to cloud before they can use it. They prefer the sync happens in the backg...
With over 1 million download user-base, many customers told us that they will still use local storage during the cloud storage migration. In fact, many will continue to use local storage after the migration is complete. Unification is therefore a key feature that allows some data to be...
As a cloud security vendor, we often get questioned about public cloud security and how secure is the public cloud. To answer this question I’d like to start by defining what “public cloud” means before we’ll focus on the cloud security question: (public) cloud computing is the deliver...
GoogleFolderGoogle has many different storage options. For example, you have Gmail storage, Google Picasa storage, Google Docs storage and etc. This article talks about yet another one, Google Storage for Developers, a new storage option, which is also a pure REST (Representational st...
“What are the use cases you want to pursue with your enterprise cloud project?” The question seems innocuous enough, but I can tell you from first-hand experience that it is anything but. If you asked five people from different teams within the same company to each give you three use c...
If you are thinking about the cloud storage, as the CIO or owner of a small and medium sized business, you are probably thinking about how to best leverage the cloud, while making a seamless integration with your existing IT infrastructure and local storage. As an observation from the...