In 2012, Gladinet Cloud continues to differentiate from other online storage solutions.
While most of the online storage solutions provide a folder sync solution, Gladinet provides a drive mapping solution. Drive mapping provides random on-demand access without the wait for full sync to finish, which is a very good fit for VDI environment.
While most of the online storage solutions provide a client device solution, Gladinet provides a file server solution in addition to the client applications. With Gladinet, you can sync a file server share to the cloud and use the share folder over the Internet.
While most of the online storage solution resells Amazon S3, Gladinet provides a plugin-your-own-cloud-storage option in addition to the default Amazon S3 storage. If you have Windows Azure, Google Cloud Storage, HP Cloud storage, Nirvanix, OpenStack Swift and EMC Atmos, you can use Gladinet Cloud.
The above features are very enterprise friendly, such as the use of drive to solve big data problem; the support for file server to synchronize folders and the ability to plug in private cloud options such as OpenStack Swift, Nirvanix and EMC Atmos.
Now with the release of “Gladinet Cloud Enterprise”, Gladinet Cloud focuses even more on the enterprise with the self-installable, self-host and self-brandable enterprise and service provider editions. When it is self-installed and self-hosted, it opens doors for file server storage, NAS Storage, SAN storage and different kind of storage as the backend storage. It also allows native Active Directory integration. Unlike in the public Gladinet Cloud situation, supporting Active Directory has to be done by an on-site agent. When it is self-installed, Active Directory can be connected directly.