AT&T Synaptic Storage vs Amazon S3

Today Gladinet Cloud Desktop reached version 1.3, build 206. AT&T Synaptic Storage has been added to the supported list of Cloud Storage Providers. This means you can map a virtual drive to the AT&T Synaptic Storage and start using it from Windows Explorer (See this link for detailed HowTo information).

I have been itching to see how AT&T Synaptic Storage compares to Amazon S3. Since Gladinet Cloud Desktop can map both in as virtual folders in a virtual drive, a quick drag-and-drop upload/download experiment should be easy.

Sometime ago, I did a simple comparison between EMC Atmos onLine and Amazon S3. In that test, EMC Atmos onLine was slightly ahead in the speed. AT&T Synaptic Storage is backed by EMC Atmos onLine, I would expect to get similar result.

The test is simple, I have a 20M zip file. First I drag and drop the 20M file into Synaptic virtual folder and watch the upload progress in the Gladinet Task Manager and time it from begin to end. Then I repeat the same thing with Amazon S3.




AT&T Synaptic Storage: 128 seconds
Amazon S3: 127 seconds


(Upload Speed: 162KBytes/sec)


This time, the result is much closer than I had last time between the EMC Atmos onLine and S3. Within error, I would say the two are equal.



A PING to synaptic.att.com tells the IP location somewhere in Washington, DC. A speed test shows my connection to a server in DC is about 2.58Mbit/s (>300KBytes/sec). So the bandwidth is not a bottleneck.


I am happy to see the result because I have been looking for an alternative to S3 so I can duplicate my important documents. Now I find it in AT&T.

Grab a copy of the Gladinet Cloud Desktop here and try it yourself.

Visit Gladinet’s Access Solution page for AT&T Synaptic Storage.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What's new in this week's CentreStack Release 10.3.6472.43327?

What is new in build 10.11.7332?

What's new in this week's CentreStack Release 10.2.6335.43041 (February 25th, 2019)