Posts Tagged ‘Google Cloud Storage’

Cloud Picker

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

According to Blogger Forums, Sites Forums, and others, the search giant Google has been testing a new online storage tool called Cloud Picker.

This tool is connected to Google Apps, Docs, and Sites, and was presented to users when they tried to insert a file or image into a Google site. When they tried to embed the file, a “Google Cloud Picker” window opened and asked users to log-in to their Google Accounts.

Updates to come!

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File Servers and Desktops Attached to Google Cloud Storage

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Not sure how many of you caught the Google I/O Conference last week but there were a lot of techies that did. Gladinet is one of the companies that is taking advantage of the new cloud storage, a company that will enable users to attach their Google Storage for Developers (G)S cloud with a File Server or desktop.

Google Storage for Developers is a cloud service that’s built on top of the Google’s cloud storage and networking infrastructure.  “Using this RESTful API, developers can easily connect their applications to fast, reliable cloud storage replicated across several US data centers,” said Jessie Jiang of the Google Cloud Storage for Developers team. Other features include:

  • SSL support
  • Multiple auhentication methods
  • Access controls for sharing with individuals and groups
  • Read-after-wirte data consistency support
  • Web-based interface for storage management


Attaching clouds to desktops and servers with Gladinet

Those taking full advantage of the offering include Gladinet. Gladinet says attaching GS provides benefits such as:

  • Reduced Cost – Cloud storage is paid incrementally, saving organizations money
  • Increased Storage – Organizations can store more data than on private computer systems
  • Highly Automated – No longer do IT personnel need to worry about keeping software up to date
  • Flexibility – Cloud computing offers much more flexibility than past computing methods.
  • More Mobility – Employees can access information wherever they are, rather than having to remain at their desks

“Combining these benefits with the performance gains from CloudAFS tiered storage management, the introduction of credential based access controls for published shares, and the ability to provide seamless data migration with immediate availability, creates a compelling solution for the organization with restricted IT budgets,” said the company.

It appears Gladinet is always helping their customers find the easiest solution, as Google continues to provide the backbone. Check out the solution here.

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Google Now Has Amazon S3-Like Cloud Storage Service

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Google has just shown us the early version of a cloud-based storage system, which could soon compete against similar services such as Amazon Web Services’ S3 according to cnet.

Google Storage, according to its Google Labs site, is a Representational State Transfer or “RESTful” service for storing and accessing data on Google’s cloud infrastructure with all data being replicated to multiple US data centers that is exclusive for developers. “Developers can easily connect their applications to fast, reliable storage replicated across several U.S. data centers,” Jessie Jiang of the Google Storage for Developers team, said in a blog post Wednesday.  Google says that is will have incrrease performance and scalability in Google’s cloud infrastructure with advanced security and sharing capabilities with key or email-based authentication.

Google Storage for Developers currently has on a waiting list for those interested. These test developers get 100GB of data storage capacity and 300GB per month in data-transfer bandwidth.  What will Google not own now?

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