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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.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise and Its Server Agent

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is a file sync and share solution. It is usually installed in a data center, with a public IP address and a SSL certificate for a DNS name.
The server agent is a client for the Gladinet Cloud Enterprise. It can be installed in a remote location, typically on a file server inside an Active Directory domain. It can proxy the Active Directory calls and File Server access over by communicating to the Gladinet Cloud Enterprise server.

Here is a video demo session for the Gladinet Cloud Enterprise and the server agent.

For more information, please visit http://www.gladinet.com and check out the file server section.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise Active Directory Support Video

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise Active Directory Support

Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is a file sync and share solution. It has extensive support for Active Directory. We will have series of articles documenting the different Active Directory support scenarios.

Today’s article will start from two most basic scenarios:

  1. Active Directory is local to the GCE in local area network
  2. Active Directory is remote at client’s location, over the Internet

Local Active Directory

Local Active Directory can be connected directly via LDAP or LDAP with security settings. In this case,  it is very easy to set up. From the web portal, log in as tenant administrator, go to the management console and then Advanced->Active Directory to set it up.



Remote Active Directory

When  Active Directory is at a remote location, customers typically will be reluctant to open firewall for the LDAP access over the Internet. In this case, we recommend installing the Server Agent and the Server Agent will proxy out the Active Directory connection and also the File Server Network Shares on demand.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Group Share with Active Directory and In the Cloud Video

Here is the video for the Group Share with Active Directory, in the Cloud blog.


For more information, visit http://www.gladinet.com and visit the enterprise section.

Group Share with Active Directory, In the Cloud

So what is new? That may be the first question.

Group share is not new, Active Directory is not new either. With a Microsoft Active Directory domain and file server, users can do group share and collaboration in a local area network already.

The new stuff is that now you can do it in the cloud, without VPN. Also you can extend the access method to web browser and mobile phones, in addition to the traditional desktops, PC and Mac.

Lab Setup

To show how it is done, we have a lab setup with one Gladinet Cloud Enterprise Server, One Active Directory Server and One Windows File Server. For demonstration purpose, the Active Directory Server and the File Server can co-exist on the same Windows 2012 server.

As shown below, Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is running at “Windows 2012 R2 Gladinet (11)”, which it will have a public IP Address and DNS name.

The Active Directory and File Server are running at the “Windows 2012 R2 AD (10)”. This Active Directory server can be behind the second firewall of a DMZ.


The Gladinet Cloud Enterprise is running with GCE version 6.4.1802 as shown below in the copyright section


2-Step Verification Demo Video

Here is the demo video to go with the 2-Step Verification blog published yesterday.


For more information, visit http://www.gladinet.com