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Before cloud storage, it was not easy for service providers to provide an online backup solution. There were several technology barriers. First it is not easy to maintain a cheap storage solution in the service providers’ data center. Second, it is not easy to develop a protocol to tal...
You may have several important folders on the windows server that you want to protect online. Also as part of the cloud adoption strategy, you need the near term protection turned into a long term cloud migration. With these goals, it makes sense to mirror these important folders into ...
Amazon S3 was designed with developers as its audience. Developers create applications around the Amazon S3 and those applications are used by the end user. Seeing the amazing growth from Amazon S3, we are also seeing more and more people from real estates, dental office and many othe...
You have a file server for your team to share. You have heard of cloud storage and the leading service such as Amazon S3. Now you are considering how to extend your file server with cloud storage services. There are several objectives to combine a file server with cloud storage servic...
Earlier this month, Nuance released PaperPort 14. PaperPort 14 is a successful software program helping users organize digital documents and files on computers. With the new release, PaperPort extends the capability to organize digital documents in the cloud. One of the key component ...
There are many options for cloud storage services. For example, you can put your documents and folders in Google Docs, Windows SkyDrive, Box.net, Amazon S3, Windows Azure and so on. The one cloud storage service you started using may not be the one you will end up sticking to for long...
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 ([email protected]). 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...
I can store pedabytes of data in the cloud. I can run my E-mail, communications, CRM, HR and Accounting in the cloud. My employees can live and work anywhere in the world thanks to the cloud. The Internet was the great equalizer. On the Web small businesses and large enterprises were ...
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...
Cloud Workshops, Cloud Computing Bootcamps, Cloud Expo, CloudCamps and an Amazon Summit are all planned on the East coast this June
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...
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 ...
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...
Okay, things have been happening so fast and furiously just recently that many people have asked me to just take a deep breath and help them play catch-up. Here goes...
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...