Showing posts from April, 2013

Android Client v2.0 for Gladinet Cloud

This week Gladinet Cloud Android Client version 2.0 was released. Earlier this month, Gladinet Cloud iOS 2.0 application was released. Now Android application is released. The iOS client and Android client are on the same release schedule and often you will see them got released one after another. The Android client will work for Gladinet Cloud Personal, Team, Business, Enterprise and Service Provider Editions. In the new version 2.0 client, there are quite many new features added, such as the ability to share files and folders from the device directly and the ability to upload files and sync folders. Sharing from Device In the version 2.0 application, you can send folder or file as link to external users or to the “Files shared with me” folder for users in the same team.

Test Drive Your Own OpenStack Swift With Gladinet

You are a system administrator and you were assigned a task to setup your own OpenStack Swift instance in your own datacenter. You have followed all the OpenStack Swift documentation and at the end it is up and running. The reason you know it is up and running is because it responds to you through command line interface. Under the hood, Swift runs on Linux so it is not surprising to see command line interface to *test* your Swift instances. However, you feel like you want more. Maybe you feel like to have a GUI windows client; maybe you feel like to have an iOS client; maybe you feel like to have a cool web browser interface into your swift boxes. This is when you need to Gladinet to test drive the full capacity of your OpenStack Swift. For this, we recommend using the Gladinet Cloud Team Edition account, since it has the most functionalities you wish to see.

Fronting OpenStack Swift with Universal Access

More and more service providers are running POC (Proof of Concept) on OpenStack Swift nowadays. They are looking for ways to extend their service portfolio to include file sync, sharing and collaboration solutions. OpenStack Swift in a nut shell solves these problems: How to scale up object storage cheaply and quickly. How to make object storage reliable with built-in redundancy and How to provide the service through API (Application Programming Interface) to developers so developers can write more applications on top. To use an analogy, OpenStack Swift is like a hard drive that never runs out of capacity and never crash, but will never be an end-user facing product in its own. OpenStack swift requires developers to add additional values before it is usable to end user (Similar to hard drive needs to be put into a PC and presented by an operating system before an end user can use). Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is one such application that adds value to OpenStack Swift. As shown in the

Gladinet Cloud iOS App Version 2.0

Last Week, the Gladinet Cloud iPhone & iPad application was updated to version 2.0. It is an important milestone of Gladinet Cloud. The native iOS application not only allow Gladinet Cloud users easily browse and view their files and folders in the Gladinet Cloud, but also allow users to do offline reading, send and share files and folders directly from the iOS device. It also has better local application integration so it is easier to open documents and view it in the iOS device. Better iOS Application Integration The application supports documents preview and  the ability to “open in …” other iOS applications. The document preview includes support for printing as well. Offline Support The application now support offline browsing and document reading. Once you marked a file or a folder as offline, the folder will be downloaded. Once the files and folders are downloaded, you can then turn on the “Airplane Mode” and continue to use Gladinet Cloud to browse and use files that are

Private Sync & Share with Active Directory

Many schools have certain regulations about where the files can be stored. Most of the time, it can only be stored inside school-owned facility and most likely, stored on-premise. Faculties and students are also having their home directories in a traditional Windows File Server way, meaning that they log on to a campus computer and there is a v: drive or a drive letter that is pointing to the user’s home directory, typically stored as a property inside the Active Directory. In the meanwhile, you are also seeing Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive, bringing the sync & share use cases to students. As the CIO of the school, you are looking for a similar sync and share solution that can work directly with on-premise storage and active directory. The goal is simple, you want to give users the convenience of a sync and share solution, and also, meeting school regulations. Gladinet Cloud Enterprise and Gladinet Cloud Enterprise for Service Provider are the two products that can help.