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In this article earlier, we talked about Amazon S3 usage is picking up exponentially. This is a very good indicator of how people like and trust
Cloud Storage is a hot topic this year. Google I/O is talking about it with the introduction of Google Storage for Developers. EMC World is talking about the journey to the private cloud. HostingCon this year is almost completely dedicated to “the cloud”. You are fully aware of what i...
A March 9 2010 report states that Amazon S3 had over 102 billion objects. I was searching on the Internet, trying to find the most recent report (Aug 2010). I didn’t find what I was looking for. However, I found reports on Amazon S3 data for different time spots from April 07 all the ...
Synaptic Storage is similar to Amazon S3, Windows Azure Storage and other cloud storage services. The storage usage is over the Internet, by HTTPS REST API and billed monthly by usage. Since AT&T itself is a managed service provider with data center all over different cities in US, ...
In a couple of years, Amazon and Azure in Cloud Platform and Services could be like Coke and Pepsi in soft drinks. With the launch of Amazon S3 in March 2006 and Amazon EC2 in Aug 2006, Amazon publicized the “Cloud Services” early that it has a significant lead over its peers. On t...
Windows Live SkyDrive is an online storage with 25G free storage. It also integrates web version of the Office applications so you can edit documents directly from inside a browser and save to SkyDrive. However, people are still more used to Windows Desktop than browser when it comes...
Looking for a way to backup your SQL server to the cloud? This article focuses on SQL 2005, but the same procedure will work for any version. With CloudAFS, you can now utilize cloud storage space and providers when executing SQL 2005 backup jobs. By attaching or “mounting” your cloud...
In the Gladinet Cloud Desktop 2.3 release, a new feature – Cloud Space was introduced. So what exactly is the Cloud Space. Cloud Space is a browser portal (mycloud.gladinet.com) that you can centrally access your files on your computers. Cloud Space is a service that turns all your P...
If you just started reading about Azure, the first step is to read more about “Azure Blob Storage”, which is the official term of the storage part of the Windows Azure offering. After you are done enough with the “Windows Azure” and “Azure Blob Storage” terms, next step is to create...
Windows Live SkyDrive offers a hosted 25G storage service for storing files in the cloud. It offers a browser based UI for you to upload/download files. It offers office web app integration. it also offers saving documents directly from Office 2010. Gladinet, a software vendor, has a ...
I wish there is a desktop folder that is connected to both Google Docs and SkyDrive. Whenever there is new content in the folder, the new bits and pieces will be synced to both
If you can write code against Amazon S3 API and customize your app to be Amazon S3 ready, it is great! Otherwise you need an easier way to access Amazon S3. Gladinet Cloud Access solutions make it easy to manage files in Amazon S3! Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet. It is design...
With the recent introduction of CloudAFS, Cloud Backup and Cloud Space products, they joined the long standing Gladinet Cloud Desktop to form a Cloud Storage Access Solution. Cloud Storage is good but when people need it, they need it from the desktop and the file servers. Some would ...
You have important files on your computer, sometimes they are in-use, sometimes not. What if there is a Windows Service running in the background, continue to monitor the folders and files and back them up offsite to Windows Azure Storage? A month later, you may find yourself looking f...
Gladinet Cloud Backup is a Windows Based product and service. If you have x64 based system, you will need the 64-bit package. Otherwise you need the 32-bit package. The supported OS range from Windows XP/Vista/7 to Windows Server OS including 2003 and 2008. A common theme across diffe...
Windows Azure Platform has been released since Feb 2010. Azure Blob Storage is part of the offering and it provides good online storage service. So how to easily copy data in and out of Azure Blob Storage? How to do it securely with SSL and AES encryptions for your files? This articl...
Amazon S3 API is simple and there is beauty in the simplicity. Google noticed and the Google Storage for Developers has almost same set of APIs. Eucalyptus has Amazon-S3 compatible API too. German based Dunkel Cloud Storage is in this group as well. Most recently, Mezeo announced avai...
Gladinet Cloud Space is a service that allows you to turn your PCs into a personal cloud and view the files from a browser portal. The service is available in the Gladinet Cloud Desktop 2.3 and above. Later on, it will be available from Gladinet CloudAFS as well. For now, let’s insta...
Security is one of the major concerns of cloud storage users. Quite often it is one of the factor of whether or not to use a cloud storage and its related product. There are many benefits to backing up your data to Amazon S3, but how can users be sure that hackers, service provider em...
When we were in the habit of using external thumb drive, what is the best practice of keeping documents around? The best practice was that you always save to local folder such as My Documents. At the end of the day, sync the My documents folder to the external thumb drive with a drag ...
First we know there is storage in Gmail. After we saw Google Docs, there is storage in Google Docs. If you are a Google Apps User, you will say there are storage in the Google Apps Gmail and Google Docs too. If you have attended the Google I/O event, you will say there is Google Stor...
Windows Live SkyDrive is part of Microsoft’s Windows Live range of online services. SkyDrive is an online storage and sharing service that allows users to upload files to the online storage, then access them from a web browser. The service currently offers 25GB of free personal storag...
Cloud in a loose sense may be used to describe just about anything to do with getting resources from the Internet. In this sense, AOL, FTP may be the first generation of the Cloud Services for the past two decades. In this article, we talk about cloud storage in a sense as something s...
Cloud Computing is nice and it lowers the cost of IT ownership and allows companies to focus on their core competencies. Google Docs is a nice cloud computing solution, with integrated online storage and web applications, such as a browser based Word Processor, a Spreadsheet Editor an...
We are helping companies migrating their in house file management solutions to cloud-based Google Docs. We saw one clever way of migration from one of our customer and would like to share the story. The customer has around 100 employees, using an in house file server to share document...
If I have documents sitting in Google Docs, why do I need to back it up to a different online storage such as SkyDrive? Maybe because I need the peace of mind that I can access it the moment I need from either places. Or in some countries, access to one may be blocked. Or maybe some d...
Advances in Identity Management technologies will provide foundations for an "Identity Metasystem", providing the tools for securing information in a manner that greatly accelerates adoption of Cloud computing. Typically conversations about Cloud Computing quickly lead to the perceived...
There’s a real explosion of cloud platforms and management tools, it seems you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting one these days. In the commercial proprietary solutions space you have – CA’s 3Terra Rackspace Champion's Open Source CloudAppLogic, Enomaly, Nimbula, RightScale. In op...
The MVC for the Cloud meme got me thinking about other principles that might apply to programming the Web as a whole. A lot of the principle's we routinely apply to web apps to great effect seem to have analogies. All in all, we're likely to want to replicate all the power and flexibil...
Since cloud computing has a bit of an identity crisis, and cloud storage is just starting to realize one itself, it should be no surprise to anyone that “cloud storage gateway” has more than one meaning. While they are all a single market, implementation and deployment details make th...
Gladinet, a software vendor, has a solution called Gladinet Cloud Desktop that makes it easy to sync to MS Live Skydrive from Windows Explorer. In fact, Gladinet Cloud Desktop turns Windows Explorer into a cloud storage portal that can easily sync to Skydrive from other storage servic...
Two weeks ago I wrote about "The Need for Speed" in cloud computing, and asked "Who is going to build the low-latency cloud for enterprise customers?". Today Werner Vogels and his team at Amazon announced their Cluster Compute Instances offering. This is a very important step forward t...
I spend most of the time on this blog talking about how cloud computing works and how you can incorporate cloud computing into your enterprise. This time around, I'm going to focus on the provider side of the house. What if you are building private clouds or selling public cloud servic...
While planning for a talk at Cloud Expo Europe a few weeks ago I was thinking about appropriate metaphors for the way APIs are changing the web. Although the title was APIs as glue for the Cloud, I think the core metaphor behind it deserves some explanation: MVC for the Cloud. I though...
Gladinet has introduced a new service called Gladinet Cloud Space which solves these problems and creates a file sharing platform by creating a private cloud. The service allows you to use Internet Explorer or any other web browser to browse, download and upload files on any of your ma...
In my daily interactions with clients, I am often asked what the first step should be toward Cloud Computing. Invariably, my answer is 'Standardization.' Standardization has far more importance than just being the first step to cloud, but it also makes the transition much faster and mo...
According to a recent study from IDC the Turkish enterprise application software, or EAS, market has slowed significantly as a result of the global economic crisis. The EAS market grew 2.6 percent year-on-year in 2008 to reach $89.19 million, as compared to 21.8 percent growth in the p...
SearchCIO.com recently came out with a great article with some savvy guidance on building a private cloud — 5 steps, actually, for making a private cloud successful and within your reach. Even if you still want to manage IT infrastructure and apps in-house, building a private clo...
Google Storage for Developers is a RESTful service for storing and accessing your data on Google's infrastructure. The service combines the performance and scalability of Google's cloud with advanced security and sharing capabilities. Recently Google added a capability to share with gr...
In April 2010, Nirvanix noted fourfold growth in its managed storage capacity over the past year and the expansion seems to be accelerating. The company has now made another giant step forward with Verizon’s announcement of a partnership with the storage specialist. Verizon’s strategi...