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How-To Access EMC Atmos Online via CIFS or NFS

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Publishing an EMC Atmos Folder and Assigning Users Cloud Attached File Servers map cloud storage to virtual directories of a network drive just like Gladinet Cloud Desktop. The most important difference is that a virtual directory on a CloudAFS server can be accessed by multiple remote clients that are running Gladinet Cloud Desktop or a CIFS (net use) client. Before this can be done, the virtual directory, or one of its subfolders needs to be published. Once the folder has been published, users must be assigned to the folder and granted permission to access it.

Gladinet CloudAFS Creates Cloud Attached File Servers

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Gladinet CloudAFS™ presents a new approach to cloud storage by attaching cloud storage to existing file servers and intelligently managing data transfer between the two tiers (local and cloud) to maintain LAN based access speeds to recently used data while storing all data in the cloud. This allows for a seamless integration of cloud storage to existing IT infrastructure.
CloudAFS use cases will fall into one of two categories. Either it will be used as an enhanced file server or as an alternative to Cloud Desktop for users with specific requirements.
Use Case 1: Enhanced File ServerBackgroundTraditional IT rollouts have three choices to satisfy their storage needs. They can use direct attached storage (DAS),network attached storage (NAS) or a storage area network (SAN). Each of these solutions have their own unique set of advantages and limitations. Gladinet CloudAFS introduces a fourth option, attaching cloud storage, giving a file server access to a limitless supply of storage with…

Attach Cloud Storage To File Server

It was fairly easy to understand the concept of a Cloud Desktop, with cloud services such as Google Storage, Windows Azure/Live, Amazon S3, EMC Atmos Online, AT&T Synaptics Storage, Nirvanix, Box and Mezeo all mapped through a network drive to your desktop. It should be pretty easy to understand the concept of a CloudAttached File Server too, with the same Google, Microsoft, Amazon, EMC. AT&T services attached to your file server as a Tier 2 storage.  Introducing CloudAFS™ …When the Gladinet Cloud Desktop introduces cloud services to your client OS such as Windows XP/Vista/7 as a mapped drive, the Gladinet CloudAFS is a server product that enhances your file server with cloud storage services published as CIFS/NFS shares.CloudAFS replaces the Gladinet Cloud Gateway (beta) that was launched 6 months ago (PR for Cloud Gateway). You may still consider CloudAFS as a cloud storage gateway. However, cloud gateway is only a subset of the functionalities of the CloudAFS.In the simples…

Map Mezeo Cloud Storage as a Network Drive

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First you need to have a Mezeo account and the address of the access point. The user name typically is your email address. The access point normally is in the form of https://eval.mezeo.net/v2, which you can get when you sign up for a mezeo account.
Second you will need to install Gladinet Cloud Desktop from the download page. (Support for Mezeo will be introduced in version 2.1 which will be available April, 2010)
Launch Gladinet Cloud Desktop
Click to MountUse the click-to-mount icon in your Gladinet Drive to mount Mezeo Cloud Storage.
When the mount virtual directory dialog appears, select Mezeo Personal Cloud.

Use your Mezeo Server address/credential

Use Mezeo Cloud Storage From Windows Explorer DirectlyNow you can use the Mezeo Cloud Storage as if it were a Virtual Drive or Folder. Simply drag and drop to backup local documents to the FTP storage.

Secure Backup to Google Docs Storage

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Earlier this year, Google Docs rolled out support for any file type support. Since then you can upload and store any files in the cloud with Google Docs. With Gladinet, you could easily upload files to Google Docs from your Windows Explorer directly.
Perhaps you have considered backing up your data to Google Docs, but wondered what assurance you have that your data will be secure when backed up online?
With the introduction of AES 128-bit encryption for files backed up to Google Docs, Gladinet has an answer for you: The system encrypts your files before saving them on the Google Docs servers in their encrypted form.
By default, Google Docs has the capability of converting .doc, .xls and .ppt kind of files to Google Docs format. The benefit of converting is that you could later share and collaborate on the converted documents with your team members and friends. In our use case yet, we are encrypting files before uploading to Google Docs, so we must disable the conversion feature:

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