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Gladinet Launches Cloud Gateway, Updates Cloud Desktop

Cloud storage client developed with small and medium-sized businesses in mind

LAKE WORTH, Fla., Oct. 28, 2009 — After pioneering the concept of integrating a wide range of cloud services on a PC desktop with its introduction of Cloud Desktop earlier this year, Gladinet (, the first ubiquitous cloud storage client, today rolled out Gladinet Cloud Gateway v1.0 and Cloud Desktop v1.3. Both are designed to meet the cloud computing needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) – a category that until now was underserved by cloud service providers.

If Cloud Desktop turns the Internet into a virtual PC, Cloud Gateway is its file server. Built on the same easily scalable open platform as Cloud Desktop, Cloud Gateway connects individual desktops to cloud storage through one access point.

"Cloud Gateway acts as a liaison between Cloud Desktop and cloud storage," explained Gladinet co-founder Jerry Huang. "Before, if a company had 100 employees using Cloud Desktop, they needed 100 connections to Amazon S3, Google Docs or whatever services their employees were using. With the Gateway, that's all changed. Now SMBs only need Cloud Gateway to connect to cloud services, regardless of how many different interfaces or accounts they may have. The Gateway acts as a file server to the Desktops, which simply connect to it over their LAN."

In fact, Cloud Gateway allows one server to support many individual desktops. In doing so, the application gives SMBs the freedom to scale back their own data storage capacity while providing reliable, centralized administration and backup capability. Files stored at various offsite data centers are as easy to access as if they resided on the user's hard drive. Thanks to Cloud Gateway's use of smart caching, copies of files stored with cloud services are quickly accessible on local desktops – eliminating the problem of lost data in the event of cloud service business closures.

Though robust and highly scalable, Gladinet Cloud Desktop and Cloud Gateway are extremely user-friendly even for technophobes. Once configured by an administrator, Cloud Gateway is available to every Cloud Desktop user in a company and requires no account information to be entered by individual users, no matter how many different cloud services they're using.

"We realized that in terms of cloud storage and the centralization of cloud services from a variety of providers, SMBs were being overlooked by most providers," stated Huang. "But SMBs are the ones who can benefit the most from the time- and cost-saving features of services like Cloud Desktop and Cloud Gateway. For that reason, Gladinet chose to focus on developing a business suite that meets the needs of SMBs and can be scaled to support organizations of just about any size – not just the big dogs."

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About Gladinet

Founded in 2008, Gladinet launched its cloud services to the industry in spring 2009 with the release of Gladinet Cloud Desktop 1.0 and v1.1. An enabler of Web 3.0 technology, Gladinet is changing the way small and medium-sized businesses access and use cloud storage through its widely accepted, open-platform cloud storage services. The company's flagship product, Gladinet Cloud Desktop, leverages the power of the Internet as a virtual PC, providing users the convenience of a virtual disk drive. Learn more at


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