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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Map a Drive to Google Cloud Storage

imageGoogle Cloud Storage was Google Storage for Developers in the Google Lab. It has since graduated out of the lab and officially became the Google Cloud Storage.
In this article, we discuss an easy way to use Google Cloud Storage right from your Windows Explorer interface, with a mapped network drive.
If you are not familiar with Google Cloud Storage yet, you can start at https://developers.google.com/storage/.

Step 1 – Activate Google Cloud Storage

Before you can use Google Cloud Storage, you will need to at least have a Google account. If you use GMail, Blogger, Picasa or Google Apps, you already have a Google account.
You can then activate it at https://developers.google.com/storage/docs/signup
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Amazon S3’s Exponential Growth

imageIn a recent Amazon Web Service Blog, It is quoted that Amazon S3 has reached over 762 Billion objects at the end of 2011. We have been following Amazon S3’s growth closely. As usual, we will plug the numbers in an Excel spread-sheet and see its growth in a chart.

Double Every 8 Months

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Getting Started with EMC Atmos Backup

emc-logo1EMC Atmos is used in many places now. It is used by well know service providers such as AT&T Synaptic Storage or Peer 1 CloudOne. As we learned from our customers recently, it can also be used by private enterprise to backup data from employee’s local C drive.
The scenario is simple, there are many employees that need to do backup from their desktops. EMC Atmos becomes the center piece where the backup data goes to. Since it is cloud storage software-capable, it can be used from both inside the company and also from over the Internet.
Who doesn’t want an easy backup solution like that, where the IT Admin of the company has full control of the data and all the backup data is contained in one Atmos instance?
This article documents an easy setup of using Gladinet Cloud Desktop as the desktop backup solution connecting into the on-site EMC Atmos Storage.