(The Hosting News) – Gladinet has announced the release of a Windows 8 device client for Gladinet Cloud storage which allows users to open and modify cloud documents using any application on their Windows 8 based tablet or desktop device. The native cloud storage client application for Windows devices makes Gladinet’s cloud storage access platform even more compelling. Many Windows users may opt for SkyDrive as their cloud storage, but Gladinet is focused on allowing enterprises and service providers to deploy a self-hosted dropbox alternative with their own branding. Those customers have been waiting for Gladinet to add Windows device support.
The BYOD phenomenon has presented many enterprises with the challenge of accommodating the access needs of employees with mobile devices. Their employees have become accustomed to the convenience of public cloud storage while their IT departments are more comfortable with the control and security of on premise infrastructure. Gladinet bridges that gap by allowing enterprises or their service providers to deploy a private cloud collaboration service with all the features users need, while maintaining complete control of the cloud storage and access infrastructure. The product has added value for those looking for dropbox on a server to facilitate cloud file server access from mobile devices.”
Gladinet’s CEO, Jerry Huang, stated, “We are pleased to complete our mobile story with the addition of our native cloud application for Windows 8 based devices that makes it easy to share any file or folder on their device and upload pictures and video directly to cloud storage. The new client also supports the unique “snapped view” that is available in Windows 8.”
The Windows 8 client can be downloaded from the Windows store.
For more information about Gladinet Cloud Enterprise, please visit http://www.gladinet.com/cloudenterprise.
Founded in 2008, Gladinet is a growing company, with the number of people who have downloaded its cloud storage access software approaching 2 million. The company provides a dropbox alternative that can be easily deployed privately for enterprises and service providers. Gladinet’s partners include Google, EMC, and HP. And its software powers the Nuance Cloud Connector, which converts documents stored in Google Docs, Box.net, Amazon S3 and others.