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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Google overhauls its cloud storage offerings

There are big changes afoot for Google Cloud Platform’s storage offerings. On Thursday, the company announced a complete overhaul of the storage options available to customers, complete with new storage tiers and reduced pricing. Customers that need high availability storage can use Google’s new fully managed Multi-Regional Cloud Storage service, which will replicate data across […] 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 »

Top 5 storage vendors shows massive shift to the cloud

There’s a changing of the guard afoot in the storage industry, and it’s getting cloudy. Each quarter 451 Research Group surveys it members in its Voice of the Enterprise series. Late last year, the company’s research revealed a dramatic reshaping of the storage market both in terms of which vendors enterprises consider strategic storage partners […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: CoreOS takes on container storage with Torus project

CoreOS, makers of the open-source lightweight operating system by the same name, has launched an open source project called Torus that aims to deal with some of the storage challenges of containers. Torus is a fully open source distributed storage system that  provides storage primitives to containers and cluster orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes. It’s […] Read more »

Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage

Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Microsoft: Government’s data gag order practices worse than first thoughtMicrosoft sues US government over secret requests for user dataMicrosoft Updates HDInsight, Kafka Training Gets A Boost: Big Data RoundupCisco enters storage, hyperconvergence market with data […] 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 »

Cisco enters storage, hyperconvergence market with data center splash

SAN DIEGO – Cisco this week is throwing its hat into the hyperconvergence and software-defined storage ring with a system co-developed with software company SpringPath. Cisco is also rolling out at its Cisco Partner Summit here a new generation of Nexus 9000 data center switches featuring 25G/50G Ethernet based on custom ASICs. The new products […] 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 »

Backblaze takes on Google, Amazon with storage at half a penny a gigabyte

Online backup service provider Backblaze has announced a new service offering: as much storage as you want for half a cent per gigabyte per month. Backblaze’s new B2 Cloud Storage, is a raw cloud storage service, meaning data is not encrypted or manipulated in any way. Users can encrypt their own files prior to storing […] Read more »

Apple drops iCloud prices, matches rival storage services from Google and Microsoft

For the second year in a row, Apple reduced prices for its expanded iCloud storage plans, putting costs in line with rivals like Google, Microsoft and Dropbox. Apple announced changes to iCloud extra storage pricing earlier this month at the event where it unveiled new iPhones, the larger iPad Pro and a revamped Apple TV. […] 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 »

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 »

Storage spending veers toward 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 »

Star Storage to Take Forward Enterprise Information Archiving Domain with a New Version of SEAL

SEAL Advanced Search Bucharest, Romania (PRWEB) June 24, 2015 SEAL is an Enterprise Information Archiving software that leverages Hitachi Content Platform as an intelligent distributed object storage system to deliver the best functionalities for managing your electronic archive. Top companies across the Globe are using SEAL to store […] Read more »

DLP policy violations highlight cloud storage security concerns

DLP policy violations highlight cloud storage security concerns Cloud policy vendor Netskope released a quarterly cloud report on the state of data in the cloud, "Sensitive Data in the Cloud: Summer 2015," which revealed that although the number of cloud applications used at companies has gone down — from 730 to … Read more on […] Read more »