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Amazon Cloud Drive is cool.  It is secure and reliable cloud storage from the same company that created Amazon S3, which hosts over 262 Billion objects. Amazon Cloud Drive used from Windows Explorer as a local drive with a drive letter is even cooler. This article shows how to integrate Amazon Cloud Drive into Windows as a mapped network drive letter to support the BASIC cloud storage use cases: Backup local folders and files to Amazon Cloud Drive Access Amazon Cloud Drive with a drive letter and drag/drop capability. Sync folders and files across multiple PC, leveraging Amazon Cloud Drive Integrate local applications such as MS Office with Amazon Cloud Drive Connect local resources with online resources such as the Amazon Cloud Drive. Install Gladinet Cloud Desktop and Mount Amazon Cloud Drive The First step is to install Gladinet Cloud Desktop, which continues to support a ... (more)

Off-Site Backup with the Gladinet Cloud

This is the last video demo of a 3-piece series about the Gladinet Cloud use case. In the previous two blog posts, we covered ‘Anywhere Access with a Cloud Drive’ and ‘Share Files with the Gladinet Cloud’. This demo is about a set-it-and-forget-it off-site backup feature in the Gladinet Cloud. Same as the previous two YouTube videos, it is best to view the following video with 720p HD option and with full screen.   As shown in the video, backup is fairly straight forward. First you will open the Gladinet Management Console from the Sys-Tray menu. The following is a picture of t... (more)

Google Cloud Storage for Backup and Access

Google has been providing cloud storage under the name of Google Storage for Developers for over two years. Recently it was renamed to Google Cloud Storage and graduated from the Google Code Lab. There are many ways you can use the Google Cloud Storage. For example, you can use it to backup your files; use it as an external drive so you can drag and drop files to it. This article will go over these two use cases with Google Cloud Storage. We will use Gladinet Cloud Desktop for the demo purpose. The same use cases are covered by Gladinet Cloud Server and Gladinet Cloud for Teams to... (more)

Private Cloud Without Internet Connectivity

Back in 2007, the title of this article probably didn’t make any sense. The cloud was a diagram to represent the Internet. Cloud Services == Services from the Internet. Now, when someone told you they need a private cloud solution without internet connectivity, you probably can guess what they want to do. It feels like they want to have a smaller scale Amazon S3/EC2-like service, smaller scale dropbox-like service or smaller box-like service that is completely contained in a building or a region that is isolated from the Internet. It just runs in its own private world.  The Clo... (more)

Backup Documents to Microsoft Windows Azure Blob Storage

Windows Azure at Cloud Expo Gladinet Cloud Desktop v1.4.232 includes the capability to define file type based backup sets. This gives users the ability to easily backup their documents to Microsoft Windows Azure Storage. As shown below, the user interface is very easy to use. First, select "Backup My Documents" from Gladinet Cloud Desktop's systray menu. After doing this, a backup wizard will appear. The first page allows selection of a name for the backup task and the included extensions. It also allows the addition of additional file types. The second screen of the wizard shows... (more)