First you will need an IBM SmartCloud Object Storage account and a Gladinet Team Edition account. Got www.gladinet.com, select Team Edition. In the next page, select “Plugin my own cloud storage account” first, then select “IBM SmartCloud Object Storage”.
In the next page, you will enter your IBM SmartCloud Object Storage account information.
You can get the credentials from your IBM SmartCloud Object Storage Portal:
First – Web Browser AccessOnce it is all setup, you will be at the web portal, looking at your files and folders inside your IBM SmartCloud Object Storage account. You will find the web browser portal is very similar to the windows explorer, leveraging the latest HTML 5 features.
Before going into more advanced team collaboration and sharing features, let’s check out the different access clients.
Second – Access Client on Windows
Third – Windows File Server AccessYou can install Gladinet Cloud Server (which is included as part of the team edition clients) on a windows file server such as windows 2003, 2008 (32-bit or 64-bit). After that, you can seamlessly migrate file server folders to IBM SmartCloud Object Storage while the file server is still actively in use. You can also setup network shares based on the SmartCloud Object Storage.
Forth – Mac Desktop Access
Fifth – Mobile Device Access
After you have checked out various accessing method provided for your IBM SmartCloud Object Storage, you are ready to try out the more advanced team collaboration related features. We will cover those in a series of articles in the coming days.