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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Running Gladinet Cloud Enterprise inside HP CloudSystem Matrix

The following video shows how to setup a service template inside HP CloudSystem Matrix with basic Windows Server 2008 R2. After that, we can start the virtual machine and install the Gladinet Cloud Enterprise in the HP CloudSystem Matrix.

The end game is an enterprise private sync and share solution running inside the CloudSystem Matrix/Virtual Machine/Virtual Network environment.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

OpenStack Swift and Enterprise Sync and Share

We are seeing more and more Enterprises deploying OpenStack Swift as an enterprise wide object storage platform. After that, they are looking for a sync and share solution that they can self-host and self-deploy, side by side with their OpenStack Swift solution.

This article documents a quick and easy setup of Gladinet Cloud Enterprise as the enterprise sync and share solution on top of OpenStack Swift.

Step 1: OpenStack Swift as the Storage Layer

First the enterprise need to have a storage layer. Most likely they will use OpenStack Swift. It can start with a simple 4-nodes or 6-nodes setup and scale to bigger size later on.

The OpenStack Swift can have either private API access or public API access. Either one is fine.

Step 2: Install Gladinet Cloud Enterprise

The second step will be install Gladinet Cloud Enterprise, where the Gladinet Cloud Enterprise servers can access the OpenStack Swift via API access.

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For more information, please visit the Gladinet OpenStack Swift page.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Install Gladinet Cloud Enterprise on Amazon AMI Server 2012 Image

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is built on top of Microsoft Web Platform, including Windows Server, Internet Information Server, .NET Framework, SQL Server (and Express) and ASP.NET. This makes it very straight forward to install on Windows Server 2012.

This video documents how to get it installed on Amazon AMI Server 2012. It is very straight forward. It all started with picking the clean OS image to start with:

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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 RTM 64-bit Locale English Base AMI provided by Amazon

Here you go, the video …

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise and Its Service Provider Options.

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise has two package options, one is for single enterprise, and the other is for multi-tenant service provider.

In the following two video, you can take a closer look at both options.

First Let’s take a look at the Service Provider

Service Provider Option

Enterprise Option

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What is New in Gladinet for Year 2014

It is about 50 days into the new year and there are already many changes in Gladinet products and solutions. Here are some of the most important ones.

Mobile Client Enhancements

iOS client added many features, such as multiple file upload, thumbnail viewing for directory listing. Added token support for security.

Android client added many features as well, such as multiple file upload, offline support, and token for security.

Large Active Directory Support

In January, we simulated an internal active directory forest that covers 3 sub-domains, containing over 300,000 users.  This is largely driven by our enterprise partners. As a result, Gladinet Cloud Enterprise supports very large active directory integration.

Better OpenStack Swift Support

This is also driven by our partner as more and more are taking on OpenStack Swift as an internal private deployment. Gladinet Cloud Enterprise has been tested against OpenStack Swift again and again, first with Rackspace Cloud Files, then with HP Cloud Object Storage, and now with private enterprise deployments. Each steps alone the way, the OpenStack Swift support is up a level.

More to Come …

There will be many more exciting features coming to Gladinet. Stay tuned.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise Multiple Active Directory Support

As Gladinet Cloud Enterprise got adopted more and more into Enterprise, we have seen bigger and bigger Active Directory setups that we need to support. The following video demonstrates multi-domain AD forest support. The goal is to support big multi-national corporations with multiple Active Directories and with 200K+ users.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year and the New Look Gladinet!

Happy new year, everyone! There are exciting features coming to Gladinet. To start it off, we went through the User Interface first and now there are multiple themes in Gladinet Cloud.

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Here is a YouTube video that takes you through the various User Interface components.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

All-in-One Gladinet Cloud Enterprise Installer

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is a self-hosted version of the Gladinet Cloud. You can install it on a server and you will have a self-hosted file sync, share and collaboration solution.  The solution is built on top of Microsoft Web Platform, including IIS, ASP.NET and etc. In the past, we ask users to install the prerequisites before installing the Gladinet Cloud Enterprise.

Now with the new Gladinet Cloud Enterprise all-in-one installer,  you can install everything from begin to end.

Here is a video.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Web-based FTP?

You may think FTP is old technology and replaced by cloud storage already. However, FTP is still widely used and widely distributed with IIS web server or Apache web server. Just the other day, saw some discussion on web based FTP, which is around whether it is possible to upload files to FTP server over a web browser.

The answer may be yes, but it is not FTP.

To get it to work, first the file has to be uploaded over HTTP/HTTPS to sit on the web server. After that, a FTP client has to be invoked to send the file to FTP server. It is  a two-leg operation to combine HTTP and FTP together.

Since there are two different stage of the operation, whether or not the backend storage is FTP server is not important, because the FTP client is not exposed to the end user. In this case, it can be completely replaced with better technology and newer HTTP/AJAX techniques.

So we are talking about Web-based FTP alternative solution. Welcome Gladinet Cloud Enterprise.

When FTP was invented, we didn’t see so many client device choices such as iOS and Android, and most importantly, the web browser. Nowadays, people have smart phones, have web browsers and web browsers are capable of HTML5 drag and drops. It is important to be able to support all the devices.

Also when there are files and folders at a central place, there is always a need for controlled access with permissions. Simple things like who can access what file and who can upload to what folder.

This is when Gladinet Cloud Enterprise comes in.

On one hand, it is similar to a FTP server in the sense of that it builds on top of file server, providing means to send/receive files over the Internet.

On the other hand, it is much more than a FTP server to support mobile devices, web clients, in addition to the traditional PC and Mac clients. It also extends the concept of team folder and permission control over to the remote file and folder access.

This in general falls into the FTP Server Replacement use case.

For more details, visit http://www.gladinet.com/CloudEnterprise/