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Managed File Sync & Share Solution

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You are familiar with managed and hosted service since your company in one way or the other may be using a managed service such as MS Exchange, MS Lync, MS CRM, file storage and disk space.
If you are a service provider yourself, you are even more familiar with these since you are managing hosted solutions for your customers. You may have MS Exchange server, MS Lync, CRM server and MS Windows 2008 server in your data center where you manage and service your customers.
Now, have you heard of managed file sync & share service? Where you can install a server or a group of servers in your data center; you then manage this service either yourself or for your customers?
If you are looking for a solution like this, you found one in Gladinet Cloud Enterprise. To make sure it is the right solution for you, just use the following quick cheat sheet, which contains a list of features you need. If you find a feature that meet your requirement, you check it off. If you find you are checking m…

A Quick Tour Around Gladinet Cloud Enterprise

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Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is a Windows Installer Package (MSI). It packaged the commercial Gladinet Cloud into an installable package so you can have an on-premise Gladinet Cloud. Now you can have sync & share, collaboration and web browser access, desktop and file server access all under your enterprise data and policy control. Good for security.
This article is a quick tour around the install and setup process of the product. The package is built on top of Microsoft Web Platform, i.e. IIS 7/ASP.NET/.NET Framework 4/SQL Server 2008 (Express). Gladinet Cloud Enterprise can be run on Windows 2008 32-bit & 64-bit machines for production environment. For developers and testers, they can also run it on Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit machines. It is recommended that the Gladinet Cloud Enterprise been installed on a clean Windows machine.
Step 1: Prepare Microsoft Web Platform You will use the Microsoft Web Platform Installer to prepare for the Microsoft Web Platform. You can install IIS/A…

Introducing Gladinet Cloud Enterprise

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Today Gladinet released Gladinet Cloud Enterprise. It is an installable cloud storage solution for enterprises concerned about security, control and compliance. It contains all the Gladinet Cloud Team Edition features you see on www.gladinet.com and packaged into a Windows Installer (MSI) package. Typically it is a 5-10 minutes installation and configuration process and it will be up and running immediately.
Since the package can run onsite, there are some additional feature sets, such as deep Active Directory integration so existing Active Directory users can start using the Gladinet Cloud for Enterprise directly.
Another additional benefit is that it allows using Enterprise’s own file server storage, or private OpenStack Swift storage, or private EMC Atmos storage as the backend storage. While, at the same time, if an Enterprise is comfortable with their own Amazon S3 account, Google Cloud Storage account, Windows Azure account, they can choose to use these as the backend storage f…

Mobile Clients for OpenStack Swift

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In the past articles, we covered OpenStack Swift web front-end so you can access through a web browser. We also covered how you can have a desktop client that connects to OpenStack Swift from your PC or Mac desktop.
This article we will discuss mobile clients, such as iOS App, Android App and how they connects to OpenStack Swift.
Two years ago, you saw Gladinet products had direct access capabilities to OpenStack Swift. Direct access gives you file-by-file view of what is in the OpenStack Swift instance. However, direct access also limited the access client’s capability to the OpenStack Swift’s programming interface, such as read/write/delete operations.
As we continue to enhance the products and continue to understand user’s requirements, we saw a gap between the direct access method and what users really want. Users are very familiar with the direct access method, since floppy drive and hard drive. In this sense, the direct access method to cloud storage  doesn’t provide much value…

Folder Share Solution based on OpenStack Swift

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Sharing folders across the Internet is a very good use case for cloud storage. As a service provider, you maybe thinking about a folder sharing solution that you can use for your existing user base. If you have cloud storage service yourself such as OpenStack Swift, EMC Atmos or whatever it is, you can use Gladinet Cloud to achieve what you want for a folder sharing solution.
This article focuses on OpenStack Swift. Once you understand how it works, it can work for your other kind of cloud storage service as well.
We will walk through manual configuration of an OpenStack swift account with Gladinet Cloud. This is a step that can be fully automated later on. By configuring it manually, it shows how OpenStack Swift and Gladinet Cloud works together.
Step 1 is to acquire a Gladinet Cloud Team account from www.gladinet.com.


Gladinet and HP Cloud - 1TB HP Cloud Object Storage

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Gladinet and HP Cloud started a round of joint promotion with 1TB free HP Cloud Object Storage for your Gladinet Team Edition account. The regular Gladinet Team account comes with 100MB storage. The storage will be based on HP Cloud Object Storage. This will bring the total storage to 1.1 TB when you sign up with a new Gladinet Team Account.
You will see the promotion in multiple places. You will see it from both Gladinet’s home page and also HPCloud home page.  It is on Gladinet partner page. It will show up on Gladinet blog and later on, other places as well.

HPCloud Object Storage is based on OpenStack Swift, with KeyStone integration. The KeyStone part is known as HP Identity Service. Gladinet Cloud has an open plugin architecture so it is fairly straightforward to plug in HPCloud Object Storage as one of the default storage.
HPCloud Object Storage provides a place for customers to store data. Gladinet Cloud provides a way to access, backup, sync & share, with team collabor…