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Per-Tenant Branding For the Service Provider Edition

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Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is a file sync and share solution. It has two flavors, one for enterprise and one for service provider.  For the service provider edition, in some cases, the tenant may want to provide their own branding. This article documents the per-tenant branding support in the multi-tenant Gladinet Cloud Service Provider solution.Cluster Setting – Enable Per-Tenant BrandingFirst the cluster administrator needs to go to the cluster settings page and enable “Tenant Branding”

Use PowerShell to Manage OpenStack Swift Containers in Gladinet Cloud Enterprise

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Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is a self-hosted file sync and share solution. It works well on top of OpenStack Swift as the private cloud storage. When Gladinet Cloud Enterprise and OpenStack Swift combined together, it is a very good private file sync and share solution. When it comes to OpenStack Swift as the storage and serving end users, questions arise about how to map an OpenStack Swift container to an end user, or map multiple OpenStack Swift containers to an end user. This article demonstrates using PowerShell to achieve the mapping.PowerShell ModuleGladinet Cloud Enterprise ships with a PowerShell module. It is the GCEAutomation.dll in the installation folder. You can copy the DLL to a Windows machine where you will be issuing the PowerShell command. The Windows machine will need to have full .NET framework and also at least PowerShell 3.0 installed (PowerShell 3.0 is part of the Windows Management Framework 3.0)To Start, you will need a PowerShell command or the PowerShell ISE. …

Supporting Multiple URL for Service Provider

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As a File Sync and Share solution for Service Provider, sometimes you may need to support multiple companies, each with a different URL. For example, company A may want to access the solution as file.mycompany.com and company B may want to access the same solution as file.yourcompany.com. As a service provider, one possible solution is to setup two different Gladinet Cloud Enterprise servers, one for company A and one for company B. However, it may be more efficient if both company A and company B are on the same Gladinet Cloud Enterprise server and each access the file sync and share solution via a different URL. So it is a multi-tenant file sync and share solution with support for multiple different company URLs. Server Name IndicationThe first step is to enable SSL for multiple different URLs because each company would like to access the URL via SSL. To enable multiple HTTPS SSL binding on the same server, first we will need to use Server Name Indication (SNI), which is available i…

OpenStack EFSS (Enterprise File Sync and Share) Solution with iOS Device

When you have selected OpenStack Swift as your enterprise storage, you may be looking for an EFSS (Enterprise File Sync and Share) solution. As part of the EFSS solution, accessing files and folders from iOS devices such as iPhone or iPad is a must for the feature set. This video demonstrates using iOS device to access files and folders on the OpenStack as part of the EFSS solution.

Happy New Year 2015

Happy new year 2015!As we are in 2015 and look back to year 2014, Gladinet Cloud Enterprise made pretty big progress toward enterprise grade. It is becoming more and more of an enterprise file sync and share solution, driven by enterprises that had adopted the solution. Some enterprises that had adopted Gladinet Cloud Enterprise have more than 50,000 users that are active on the Gladinet Cloud Enterprise system.List of Major Changes in 2014Here is a list of changes in 2014 that drives the product toward enterprise adoptionSupport AD forest (with multiple Active Directory)Auto client upgradePass enterprise security scanMore Group Policy to control produce behavior Enhanced OpenStack support (more and more enterprise are using OpenStack)Enhance Audit Trace and File Change LogFile Sharing with distribution listEnhance Single Server Scalability to 10,000 users per worker nodeSupport DFS as backend storageRole based administration and Assign role to AD groupAdd PowerShell Administration In…