Companies are lured to the public cloud due to some of the inherent benefits including improved flexibility, agility, time to market and…
Take that Dropbox and Box
Here’s more proof that Amazon’s Zocalo work-collaboration tool is targeting the file-sync-and-share players like Dropbox and Box: you can now sync files…
Users of Bitcasa’s now-shelved “infinite drive” have a few more days to move their data to Bitcasa’s new system, thanks to a temporary restraining order granted by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Amazon.com pushes for Cloud Drive adoption for consumer digital files with a new REST API so third-parties can tie their applications into this cloud repository.
iPad for Office users will be able to select a Dropbox option from their screen, and Dropbox users will be prompted to use Office applications. Win-win?
The big cloud storage companies like Amazon and the file-sync players like Box aren’t the only ones rolling out work-collaboration features; there’s a host of startups generating a lot of interest in the market and these companies are betting that improving upon chat is the way of the future.
AWS doesn’t have the public cloud to itself anymore. It faces two gigantic competitors trying to poach reference customers and growing adoption of hybrid cloud.
Not to be outdone by recent announcements from Amazon and Box, Dropbox unveiled new updates to its Dropbox for Business plan, including the ability to make folders view-only to make Dropbox links password-protected.
Startup’s streaming services will make it easier for Box customers — especially those in healthcare and manufacturing verticals — to stream video and other data-rich files to their devices
Apple’s iCloud price drop puts it in play for one of the cheapest storage options around — if you have an iPhone, that is.
Our internet connections are so slow that it makes more sense to ship physical media, which is why iDrive is now syncing files with USB drives.
Box could have launched its offering in April, but it looks like it’ll be June or later, according to reports.
Ho hum. Dropbox has another two startups under its belt as it continues its sorta-stealthy buying binge.
In its quest to make Dropbox more enterprise-worthy, the company rebuilt the entire application, adding remote wipe, audit tracking, and content reassignment to the mix.
Fan favorite Dropbox has raised $350 million with the option to go to $450 million if needs dictate, according to a recent SEC filing.
As it looks ahead to an IPO, cloud startup Box is pushing its way into healthcare with new partnerships, hires and services.
After bringing self-service key kiosks to 7-Eleven, KeyMe is now allowing you to use your iPhone to store a copy of your keys in the cloud.
Dropbox’s new Datastore API does something similar to what a New York startup does. But little NimbusBase is unperturbed, aiming to become a more vendor-neutral backend for application data.
Dropbox wooed developers at a conference Thursday with new capabilities to easily push data back and forth among devices through an API. It’s a new way of thinking about file sharing.
Box needs all the help it can get in the race to become the Dropbox of the enterprise, so it’s incentivizing developers to make apps that paying customers actually use.
Box recognizes that user experience is important, particularly on mobile devices. The company said Thursday it has acquired technology from the Folders iPhone app, which lets users open many kinds of files.
Box wants to make document sharing and collaborating “consumer-grade,” and it’s moving forward on that journey with the acquisition of the PDF-to-HTML5 converting company Crocodoc.
More connections among clusters of customer data allow for faster replicating across multiple data centers in the latest version of Riak’s open-source NoSQL distributed database.
Dropbox crashed and burned Thursday afternoon as users reported they were unable to access or synchronize their files. Dropbox acknowledged the problem but assured users that their data remains safe.
Accellion, InfraScale offer new services to take on Box, the would-be-Dropbox of the enterprise. When it comes to cloud storage, file share and sync, we’re still in the “land grab” stage with companies jockeying for business customers more than profit.
With more software vendors fielding their own cloud storage capabilities, Box continues to beef up enterprise security and perks for its offering. New features include two-step authentication, company-wide search for admins, and content scanning, the company said.
The more-wood-behind-fewer-arrows Google has announced its latest round of retired products, among them Insights for Search, which has been merged into Google Trends, and Google News Badges. Additionally, storage accounts will be consolidated across Picasa and Drive, giving users one pool of capacity.
Just when we think we’ve maxed out the amount of cloud-based storage the world can consume, there’s data to prove us wrong. IHS iSuppli research shows that cloud storage subscriptions will grow at double-digit rates til 2017 when they’ll hit 1.3 billion
It’s all-flash, all the time for Pure Storage, the Mountain View startup that just netted another $40 million to pursue that goal. The funding will go toward fueling a global push and staffing up sales and engineering teams, the company said.
Amazon just updated its cloud player with a scan and match feature that makes it possible to instantly beam songs to the cloud without uploading every single song. The feature mirrors Apple’s offering, but comes with new restrictions for existing Amazon cloud music users.
Cloud storage vendor Nirvanix will use $25 million in in Series C funding round led by new investor Khosla Ventures to add to its engineering staff and expand global sales and marketing coverage.
Microsoft’s ambitious Windows Azure cloud is many things — it’s a full-fledged PaaS for developers. But beneath that, it is also a huge pool of foundational storage infrastructure for rent. And in that arena, it could be the only real competitor to Amazon.
Last year, venture capital investment in “true” cloud computing companies constituted more than a quarter of overall Internet deal volume and more than a third of Internet investment dollars, according to new research from CB Insights.
DataDirect says its new WOS 2.0 (web object scaler) release adds charge-back mechanisms, multitenancy and support for Amazon and CDMI cloud storage interfaces that better suit it for use by big, third-party service providers.
The arrival of Apple’s iCloud service has now been dated along with iOS 5. We’ll get our hands on iCloud for Mac and iOS beginning Oct. 12, and it should make everyone’s mobile lives a lot simpler. Here’s a quick look at exactly what it offers.
While the computing side of history is well known, the storage side remains hidden from common view. Ed Lee, of Tintri, Inc., takes a look at the state of storage today and compares it with the radically different environment that existed back in 1984.
New HTC users will get a taste of expanded Dropbox cloud storage as part of a partnership between the two companies. The handset maker confirmed Thursday to Pocket-lint that it is partnering with Dropbox to offer 3 GB of free storage to users of Sense 3.5.
In a Silicon Valley technology landscape where young hotshots tend to make their marks with innovative new startups, Farah Giga is different. After nine years in various mangement positions at Hitachi Data Systems and HP, Giga, now 27, has joined Valhalla Partners as a principal.
It’s been clear for years now that cloud storage technology is hot — even Amazon, Google and Apple have made big moves into the area. But judging by the latest funding news out of storage startup CX, heavyweight investors are still bullish about newcomers to the space.
Cirtas Systems, a maker of storage appliances, has hit hard times. The company, which raised $32.5 million, is now cutting a large percentage of its workforce and going back to the drawing board after a contentious board meeting that left it minus at least one investor.
Last week Iron Mountain shut down its cloud-based Virtual File Store service. Iron Mountain’s hard luck in cloud storage is surprising, but it might just be another instance of an old-school company trying its hand in a new market where it couldn’t compete.
MeghaWare, when it officially launches in the spring, will give users a single portal to view and manage the entirety of their web identities — from Google Apps to Netflix to, interestingly, Amazon S3. It’s a strange combination of services, until you consider the business model.
Cloud storage got a shot in the arm this week in the form of tens of millions in venture capital and research funding. Despite all the talk about applications and servers in the cloud, the real value lies in data, and it must be housed somewhere.
Regulated industries like health care and financial services deal with large quantities of sensitive data many deem unsuitable for cloud storage. But for those prepared to invest in understanding and meeting the requirements of such heavily regulated environments, there are many opportunities to offer premium services.
Verizon’s V CAST Media Manager, a subscription service to offload media and documents from smartphones to the cloud, is available for Android and BlackBerry. Verizon’s brand and marketing dollars could push the service to consumers unaware of competing products. Should Dropbox, Zumodrive and others be worried?
StorSimple, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based company that combines enterprise and cloud storage has raised $13 million in new funding in a round led by Mayfield Fund. Ignition Partners is also a new investor in the company, and joins previous investors, Index Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.