Microsoft’s DNA storage tech may fit in an enterprise

Microsoft has apparently firmed up its plans for a DNA-based storage device that it expects to be commercially available within about three years. The software giant originally unveiled its research into DNA as an archival storage medium last year; it described the technology being able to store the amount of data in “a big data […] Read more »

Microsoft’s Azure cloud storage had a rough night

On Wednesday night into the early morning hours of Thursday Microsoft reported that its Azure cloud customers had difficulty provisioning storage resources, including in its Eastern US region. The service disruption had a domino effect that impacted many other services too, including its cloud-based SQL database platform. The issue was first reported at 21:50 UTC […] Read more »

Apple grabs icloud.net domain to solidify links to sync and storage service

Apple this week took administrative control of the icloud.net domain, the last notable web address it did not govern that users could have linked with its online sync and storage service. According to WHOIS searches today, Apple acquired control of icloud.net on Tuesday. Apple already ruled the primary top-level domains for iCloud, the cross-device, cross-OS […] Read more »

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon offer fairer deal on cloud storage

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to give cloud storage subscribers fairer contracts after intervention by the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority. Such cloud storage services are typically used to store photos, videos, music or digital copies of important documents. If the services shut down or vary their capacity or prices without notice, customers can […] Read more »

AWS is cutting and simplifying its storage prices

Amazon Web Services made a series of price cuts on Tuesday and simplified what customers pay for its storage products. The company’s popular Simple Storage Service (S3) has had its six pricing tiers cut down to three, along with a corresponding price cut of roughly 16 percent to 25 percent. Glacier, AWS’s storage service for […] Read more »

AWS is cutting and simplifying its storage prices

Amazon Web Services made a series of price cuts on Tuesday and simplified what customers pay for its storage products. The company’s popular Simple Storage Service (S3) has had its six pricing tiers cut down to three, along with a corresponding price cut of roughly 16 percent to 25 percent. Glacier, AWS’s storage service for […] Read more »

How to pick the right cloud storage service

Cloud storage is an indispensable tool in today’s hyper-connected world. But unlike the early days of cloud storage, when vendors regularly rolled out new capabilities and routinely bumped up storage limits, the market has matured in terms of capabilities and storage norms. Here are some key factors to consider before choosing a new cloud storage […] Read more »

Cisco pits modular storage servers against public clouds

Cisco Systems is finding its way into storage through its successful server business. On Tuesday, the company introduced modular systems that can be deployed with different combinations of computing and storage capacity. Though it’s not Cisco’s first foray into storage, the UCS S3260 Storage Server offers a density and a freedom of configuration that stands […] Read more »

CloudMounter review: Less than perfect cloud storage on your desktop

Remember Bitcasa, the ill-fated “infinite” cloud storage outfit who wound up throwing in the towel after only three years? For all their faults (and there were a few!), they did get one thing right: Infinite Drive, which put that vast quantity of cloud storage alongside normal hard drives on the Mac desktop. CloudMounter volumes are […] Read more »

Box Shuttle makes it easier to ditch on-prem file storage

Businesses that want to get their files out of on-premises data centers and into the cloud now have a new option from Box. On Wednesday, the company launched Box Shuttle, an offering that includes tools and consulting services to help businesses move potentially terabytes of data from legacy applications into the Box cloud. Box will […] Read more »

Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity

Dropbox has a futuristic vision for how its users will be able to share massive files and have quick access to them on their computers, without their hard drives overflowing. The cloud storage company announced a new initiative at its Open conference in London on Tuesday called Project Infinite. It’s a push to create a […] Read more »

Microsoft will let you keep your free 15GB of OneDrive storage, if you claim it

Microsoft has grudgingly agreed to let current OneDrive users keep their 15GB of free cloud storage and 15GB of free Camera Roll “bonus” storage, rather than dropping you to 5GB as previously stated, but only if you’re aware of the offer and don’t mind a bit of spam. To take advantage of the offer, visit this […] Read more »

Get ready to meet Kudu, a new, open-source storage engine from Cloudera

An open-source storage engine called Kudu could soon be on the way from Cloudera, offering a new alternative for companies with big data stores to manage. Kudu will be offered as an alternative to the popular Hadoop Distributed File System and the Hadoop-oriented HBase NoSQL database, according to a VentureBeat report, which cited a slide […] Read more »

Amazon rolls out cold cloud storage option

Amazon Web Services launched a new, less-expensive flavor of its cloud-based object storage service meant for data that is infrequently accessed (IA). + MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: All aboard the SS Dreamforce + Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) IA is an alternative to the company’s standard S3 offering and its Glacier service. Amazon’s three storage […] Read more »

Amazon rolls out cold cloud storage option

Amazon Web Services today launched a new, less-expensive flavor of its cloud-based object storage service meant for data that is infrequently accessed (IA). + MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: All aboard the SS Dreamforce + Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) IA is an alternative to the company’s standard S3 offering and its Glacier service. Amazon’s three […] Read more »

Storage spending heads into the cloud

The cloud is where the action is in enterprise storage. Sales are way up for little-known manufacturers that sell directly to big cloud companies like Google and Facebook, while the market for traditional external storage systems is shrinking, according to research company IDC.  Internet giants and service providers typically don’t use specialized storage platforms in […] Read more »

IBM extends Spectrum storage line into the cloud

IBM is beefing up its offerings in software-defined storage, which promises to let IT departments better deal with large amounts of storage by uncoupling the management software from its underlying hardware. The company has expanded two products in its Spectrum line, Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Accelerate, to allow customers to build hybrid storage systems by combining […] Read more »

IBM extends Spectrum storage line into the cloud

IBM is beefing up its offerings in software-defined storage, which promises to let IT departments better deal with large amounts of storage by uncoupling the management software from its underlying hardware. The company has expanded two products in its Spectrum line, Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Accelerate, to allow customers to build hybrid storage systems by combining […] Read more »

Virtualized Storage and High Availability Made Easy

Virtualized Storage and High Availability Made Easy If you missed the chat, you can scroll through the log of the chat embedded here. We'll be hosting another chat soon, so stay tuned for announcements on that. You can also find out more about Symantec and VMware's partnership on the VMware Web site. Read more on […] Read more »

Cloud Storage Company IceWEB Selected by Cloud Computing Service Company

Image by 3rr [San Jose, CA] Cloud Storage Company IceWEB Selected by Cloud Computing Service Company … IceWEB (News – Alert), a provider of Unified Data Storage and building blocks for cloud storage networks, announced that a cloud computing service company has given an order for an IceWEB Model 5000-HC Unified Storage Data Storage Platform. […] Read more »

Cloud Storage Platform Box.net Raises $50 Million From Salesforce And Others

Image by 3rr [San Jose, CA] Cloud Storage Platform Box.net Raises Million From Salesforce And Others Learn More Cloud storage platform Box.net has raised a whopping $ 50 million in new funding with participation from CRM giant Salesforce.com. Past investors also participated in the round, as well as new 'strategic partners', who will be revealed […] Read more »

Google's New Business Cloud Storage Takes on Amazon S3

ubuntu 9.10 cloud server cds Image by osde8info ubuntu 9.10 cloud server cds Google's New Business Cloud Storage Takes on Amazon S3 By Angela West, PCWorld Google Cloud Storage, announced Tuesday, allows you to store your company's business data online for a minimal cost. You can access your data from anywhere, you don't have to […] Read more »

Niscayah offers cloud hosting for video storage based on EMC technology

Niscayah offers cloud hosting for video storage based on EMC technology Launched earlier this year, the Nimbus 24/7 offering is built around video technology from leading CCTV solutions manufacturer Axis Communications, including its AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) server software and surveillance cameras. … Read more on SecurityInfoWatch EnterpriseDB Adding New Cloud Option for PostgreSQL […] Read more »