Unify Branch Office File Structures into One SoftLayer OpenStack Swift Account
Gladinet Cloud makes it easy to migrate file server to cloud storage services, such
as SoftLayer OpenStack Swift. Gladinet Cloud provides a piece of file server software, the
Gladinet Cloud Server Agent. The server agent can be installed on windows 2003/2008/2012
file server and provide folder migration functionalities to the file server.
As a common practice to migrate folder structures to cloud storage service, you
can migrate file servers from multiple branch offices into one single OpenStack
Swift Cloud Storage account. After that, you can see all the folders from the branch
offices unified into one single name space, ready to be accessed from any capable
How to Set it Up?
You can sign up for a Gladinet Cloud Team account. During the sign up process, select
the "Plug-in My Own Cloud Storage" option and plug-in your SoftLayer OpenStack Swift
Cloud Storage account. After the sign up process is completed, you will be at the
Web Browser Based File Manager, looking directly into your SoftLayer OpenStack Swift files
and folders. After that, you can download the file server agent to your file server
and install it. After the installation, you can start migrate folders to OpenStack
Swift Cloud Storage.
After you have done it from a branch office, you can continue to repeat the same
steps on other branch offices and keep adding folders from other branch office to
the SoftLayer OpenStack Swift. After all, it is a single namespace and unified file structure
that you can use.