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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise New Web Portal Design

In the latest September release, the web portal had a new design in place for users to be more productive and at the same time,  more beautiful to look at.




Here is a YouTube video documenting the changes.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

OpenStack EFSS (File Sync and Share) with Active Directory–Part III

This article documents the integration with SwiftStack and per-user Active Directory account support both in the SwiftStack and Gladinet Cloud Enterprise (CentreStack).

SwiftStack implements OpenStack Swift. It also integrates with Active Directory. In SwiftStack, you can turn on the LDAP authentication and also specify which LDAP Attribute will be used to identify the user. For example, UPN name or sAMAccount name are all good choices.

In Gladinet Cloud Enterprise, it has Active Directory integration as well. Even more, it supports SwiftStack’s per-Active-Directory account management.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

OpenStack EFSS (File Sync and Share) with Active Directory–Part II

We discussed about OpenStack EFSS (File Sync and Share) support in this article.

This article demonstrates the ability with SwiftStack OpenStack implementation and also demonstrates the ability for very big Active Directory Enterprise integration.

For big enterprise, typically they have their own employee self-service portal, where employees will go to get product and services the Enterprise IT department provides. For this reason, the integration typically is done via API (Application Programming Interface).

In this article, we demonstrates how to map a SwiftStack OpenStack Swift container to an Active Directory user using PowerShell.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Private Team Folder

Team Folder in the past was managed by administrators. Administrator can create, edit, delete team folders. The team folder can be published to a group of users, including Active Directory group. It is very convenient to share files and folders with a group of users in the same team.

As team groups bigger, it may not be convenient for administrator to manage all the team folders. So it makes sense for administrator to assign some users to be able to manage team folder that they own themselves.


Role Manager

It usually starts with the role manager by creating a role with Add/Edit/Delete permissions and assign it to users or Active Directory groups.


Manage Team Folder

The user who are in the private team folder role will be able to manage team folders without seeing all the team folders from everyone.



Here is a YouTube Video about private team folder

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

File Manager for Mobile Web Browser

The web browser based file manager has been there in the Gladinet Cloud Enterprise since the very beginning. It looks like the one in the following picture.



For mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad or Android, there has been the native apps from day 1 as well. However, there may be users that don’t want to use the native mobile applications. Instead, they prefer the web browser interface without any installation. So now the mobile file manager interface is available too.


Here is a video documenting the mobile web browser file manager interface.

Monday, July 6, 2015

New Features for the Summer

There were many new features added since last blog. These features includes

  • Private Team Folder
  • Branding Support
  • Mobile Web Portal

There are also many other features added. Over the next few weeks, we will be creating demo videos for these new features.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Worker Node Load Balance

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is a file sync and share solution. When it comes to big enterprise or big user group, one worker node is not enough. The designed capacity of each worker node is around 5000 to 10,000 users per worker node.

When multiple worker nodes exist in the same cluster, load balancing is required to fully take advantage of the multiple worker nodes.

This video documents the two different ways to do load balancing and the related configuration settings.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Active Directory Multiple Email Addresses Support

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is a File Sync and Share solution. In big enterprise, people usually have multiple email addresses. There could be one main one and multiple email alias.

Sometimes the email address survives merger and acquisition. For example, it is a pretty common practice in the bank industry that people have email addresses from the previous bank and the email address from the current parent bank.

Sometimes the email address survives company split. The company may be splitting into two different companies and the same person may have two email addresses, one with the company before the split and one with the company after the split.

Whatever the reason is, supporting multiple email addresses for file sync and share is important.  Exchange server has been supporting multiple email alias for a long time. Email received at different email alias will be consolidated into one single email inbox.

Supporting multiple email addresses in file sync and share solution is also important. People may share files and folders with multiple email alias, and the end result shall all land into the same “FIle Shared With Me” folder regardless of the different email alias.

This video documents the multiple email address support for active directory user.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Multiple Active Directories in One Single Tenant

As part of a series of demo videos about active directory support in Gladinet Cloud Enterprise, a file sync and share solution for private enterprises, today’s video is about how to setup multiple active directories in a tenant.

In the most cases, one active directory per tenant is enough. However, in banks, they typically keep multiple directories around and these directories can be from multiple isolated forests for historic reasons. So the question is, how do you make all the users from multiple directories all on board on the file sync and share solution?

Here you go, the video demonstrates how to get it done.

for more information, please visit http://www.gladinet.com and check the enterprise section.