Gladinet Cloud Server provides a natural migratoin path for file server data
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) November 27, 2012
With the 4.1 release of Gladinet Cloud Server, the company further facilitates seamless migration to online storage for IT managers in small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). Recognizing that traditional file servers tend to be the focal point of on-premise storage infrastructure, Gladinet Cloud Server simplifies the process of moving file server data and use cases to the cloud while users continue working without interruption.
As an example, Jerry Huang, Gladinet’s CEO stated, “For many of our customers, moving large amounts of data from a file server to online storage can take days or weeks and under normal conditions, the data will not become accessible from the cloud until the upload has been completed. With Gladinet Cloud Server, IT admins are given the ability to attach existing folders or file shares to the cloud, providing immediate access. Furthermore, with our solution they can use existing identities to control access to shared content in the cloud so we have automated the migration of existing file shares to online storage.”
Gladinet Cloud Server integrates existing file servers with cloud storage, facilitating remote access to file server data from a wide variety of mobile devices, web browsers and laptops. Cloud Server works with the Gladinet Cloud platform so these devices can connect to on-premise storage without using a virtual private networs (VPN), while extending on-premise access controls for remote access. In addition to the remote access capabilities, end users are able to access cloud storage with familiar paradigms like file shares and folders.
“Gladinet Cloud Server addresses the need to consolidate file server data from multiple locations”, said Huang. “The Gladinet infrastructure provides a global namespace so that all users can share a unified, location independent view of all company data. And furthermore, the consistency of the data is maintained through our distributed file locking technologies. When an IT admin combines these capabilities with the product’s ability to instantly move on-premise data to the cloud and leverage existing identities through Active Directory (AD) integration for access control, a seamless migration to the cloud can be achieved.”
Businesses that are interested in pure file server migration to the cloud, or combing the strengths of traditional file server access and new cloud storage paradigms should find the Gladinet solution compelling.
For more information, please visit http://www.gladinet.com/CloudServer/
Founded in 2008, Gladinet is a growing company, with the number of people who have downloaded its cloud storage access software approaching 2 million. If you haven’t heard of Gladinet, you have heard of the companies that trust it in partnership, including Google, EMC, HP Cloud Storage and AT&T. Gladinet software powers the Nuance Cloud Connector, which converts documents stored in Microsoft Live SkyDrive, Google Docs, Box.net, Amazon S3 and others. Gladinet also participates in the EMC Velocity Program, which helps select independent software vendors more quickly on-board customers to cloud storage and the scalability, elasticity and lower costs enabled by cloud solutions.