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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

.NET SDK & Windows Azure support Preview

Today we released the .Net SDK beta. It opens the doors for developers to write storage plugins.

One of the most common feature requests was adding more and more storage plugin, such as Flickr, CloudFile and etc. Now the SDK enables more developers to do so and do it with ease in .NET language. We wanted the Gladinet Cloud Desktop to be a platform and now the SDK enables it even more.

Inside the SDK, you will find a storage plugin example for Windows Azure Storage Service. As you see the full source code for the Azure plugin, you know we are also going down the path of open source too. The Windows Azure Storage plugin will find its way into the open source site (such as SourceForge, CodePlex and etc). The Azure Storage plugin will also be fully supported here in a couple of months as a commercial quality plugin with version 1.3.

Check it out at http://www.gladinet.com/p/developer.htm

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Version 1.2 Introduces Google Docs Backup to an Array of Cloud Storage


With the recent introduction of Gladinet Cloud Desktop version 1.2, Gladinet has introduced the ability to create an automatic backup of your Google Docs files to a redundant array of cloud storage. This feature allows you to specify a Google Docs source account, a cloud storage target, and a monitoring interval. You can also specify whether you want to use a designated folder or backup all files. If you choose to use a drop box, any files moved to it will automatically get backed up to Amazon S3, EMC Atmos, Box.net, or whichever service you select. Otherwise, all files in the specified Google Docs account will be backed up by the monitoring thread at the specified interval. In either case, the backups are incremental and will just copy the changes.

Version 1.2 also introduces support for the Windows 7 platform along with the following features and enhancements:

• A New Virtual Directory Manager
• A Simplified Systray Menu
• An Improved Task Manager
• The ability to pause or resume all tasks from the systray menu
• Backup Monitoring Task Optimizations

These enhancements, particularly the Google Docs backup, are examples of Gladinet's desire to leverage its ubiquitous cloud storage client for Windows which is based on an open-platform integration with Google Docs, EMC Atmos, Amazon S3 and many other providers. The platform has been providing users with the ability to create a redundant array of cloud storage to backup the data on their PC or provide external storage. The new Google Docs backup feature is a natural extension which takes the company one step closer to its goal of transforming the Internet into a virtual PC by integrating cloud services directly onto a PC desktop.

Furthermore, these changes give users the peace of mind that comes from increased redundancy and reduced dependence on the reliability or robustness of a single provider. It also provides the flexibility to switch providers without having to worry about moving a large amount of data all at once. The bottom line is that Gladinet's software puts users back in control of their data. Check it out at http://www.gladinet.com/.