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Access Solutions for AT&T Synaptic Storage

Access AT&T Synaptic Storage From Desktop PC and File Server

As a CTO or an IT admin thinking about AT&T Synaptic Storage, you may be looking for an access solution that delivers AT&T Synaptic Cloud Storage to your user’s desktops and your organization’s file servers. Thinking access? Try Gladinet …

CloudAFS and Cloud Desktop complement each other to provide IT professionals with a complete access solution for their AT&T Synaptic users. Whether the needs involve expanding storage space, replacing tape backup systems, or supporting various local or remote access scenarios, Gladinet has the answer.

IT professionals who need direct desktop access to the cloud can use Gladinet Cloud Desktop. By mapping cloud storage as a secure virtual network drive, Gladinet Cloud Desktop enables users to seamlessly and quickly access, aggregate and backup to the cloud directly from Windows® Explorer. Cloud Desktop is fully integrated with EMC Atmos Online Storage, AT&T Synaptic Storage, PEER 1 CloudOne Storage and others.


IT professionals with storage expansion needs can use Gladinet CloudAFS to attach AT&T Synaptic cloud storage to existing IT infrastructure, creating a cost effective multi-tiered storage solution with low migration impact and faster backup or restore times. These benefits come from using local storage as tier one for fast access and attaching cloud storage as tier two for unlimited pay-as-you-go storage. CloudAFS also provides CIFS\NFS access to AT&T Synaptic storage with Active Directory integration and strong data encryption. Furthermore, the concurrent licensing model adopted by CloudAFS

Let’s take a closer look at these solutions:

Attaching AT&T Synaptic Storage to a File Server with CloudAFS

Attaching AT&T Synaptic cloud storage gives a file server access to a limitless supply of storage with all the benefits that come from cloud computing:

  • Reduced Cost - Cloud storage is paid incrementally, saving organizations money. Traditional storage costs range from $1/GB to $5/GB. Cloud storage costs are much lower.
  • Increased Storage - Organizations can store more data than on private computer systems.
  • 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.

Two common reasons for attaching AT&T Synaptic storage to a file server are to provide access to workgroup members or to replace a tape backup system.

CloudAFS for Workgroup Access to AT&T Synaptic Storage

Your IT department has outgrown its onsite storage capacity. You need more storage but you don't have the resources. Whether the costs are too high for a new NAS or a bigger SAN, or you don't have the space or power, more of the same just won't do. All this talk of cloud storage is interesting and it certainly sounds cheaper, but it raises as many questions as it answers:

  • Do you really want to give a single provider control of your data?
  • What about security?
  • How can you get all your data into the cloud quickly to avoid downtime?
  • How will your users be able to access data from the cloud?

Use Gladinet CloudAFS to attach AT&T Synaptic cloud storage and configure it to publish the attached storage.

As a result:

  • Your storage capacity is virtually limitless and unconstrained by the physical limitations of your IT infrastructure while keeping costs to a minimum.
  • Your users can access data from the cloud as quickly as when it was all on the LAN. And they can use CIFS, NFS or Gladinet Cloud Desktop to access the files.
  • Your data is stored securely in the cloud using AES 256-bit encryption.
  • Gladinet CloudAFS manages the transfer of data between the cloud tier and local tier so that the system is live immediately after installation. There is no need to wait for large data sets to be uploaded.

Users simply need to mount the CIFS/NFS network share that was published (net use) or configure Gladinet Cloud Desktop as shown below:


Once this has been done, they don't have to worry about access points, keys, settings, or complex network configuration issues. Everything is managed at the server.

CloudAFS for File Server Backup

Your IT department has decided to leverage cloud storage for backups. You don't need to give users access to cloud storage, but you want to leverage the lower cost storage for offline backups. As with most enterprises, you recognize that less than 2% of your data is actively used. So, why maintain expensive onsite backups.

To solve this problem, use Gladinet CloudAFS to attach cloud storage but do not configure it to publish the attached storage.

As a result, Gladinet CloudAFS cloud backup capabilities negate the need for tape or other onsite backups. Users can schedule folder or file type based backups. Furthermore, scheduled backups can be simultaneously saved to multiple cloud storage providers, enhancing reliability and availability.

Direct Access to AT&T Synaptic Storage with Cloud Desktop

Your users need to access AT&T Synaptic storage directly from their PC. They may also need to create backups for data on the PC and access AT&T Synaptic Storage when off premise.

Solve this by using Gladinet Cloud Desktop to map AT&T Synaptic Storage as a network drive.

Now users can upload or download files and folders using the familiar drag and drop paradigm. They can create scheduled backups based of specific file types or folders. They can manage and monitor their own transfers and use files stored in AT&T Synaptic storage as if they were sitting on their desktop. And they can do all of this whether they are in the office, at home or on the road.

Visit http://www.gladinet.com for more information.

More Stories By Jerry Huang

Jerry Huang, an engineer and entrepreneur, founded Gladinet with his close friends and is pursuing interests in the cloud computing. He has published articles on the company blog as well as following up on the company twitter activities. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1998 and has lived in West Palm Beach, Florida since.

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