Qualcomm (QCOM) was one of several investors who helped cloud-based data center solution developer Stratoscale raise $27 million in the company’s Series C funding round, bringing the company’s lifetime total to a whopping $70 million....More
Veeam is looking to win the hearts and minds of companies seeking an alternative to traditional backup and replication services by introducing them to the world of cloud-based, always-on recovery....More
Microsoft (MSFT) is aiming to help customers simplify the cost and effort needed to manage their cloud storage solutions with the launch of its new StorSimple Cloud Array and a free update for its StorSimple 8000 Series....More
IBM (IBM) announced new features for two of its Spectrum Storage software offerings, including the expanded backup options and the ability to deploy block storage without the need for additional storage hardware.
Spectrum Protect users will now have the ability to choose between on-premise object storage or the cloud for their data backup without the need for a cloud gateway appliance, according to the announcement.
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Barracuda Networks has improved its cloud sync and share offering with the launch of CudaDrive on Tuesday. The service is designed for businesses to securely store and share documents across devices, and builds on its legacy file sync and share service Copy....More
When it comes to storage most cloud service providers prefer to use application programming interfaces to give developers access to object-based storage systems. The challenge that solution providers in the channel routinely face is that most of the existing applications that their customers are using rely on traditional file systems to access storage....More
Data storage and retrieval can be tricky business for large companies, especially when said data is hidden away deep within archives or stored in offline repositories. Google (GOOG) is looking to help organizations gain faster and easier access to their information with the general availability of Google Cloud Storage Nearline, a service designed to provide users with a fast and low-cost alternative to data storage....More
Atlantic.net, an SSD cloud hosting service provider, announced two new versions of its data center solutions in an effort to allow users to consolidate servers and speed up development time for applications....More
Google Compute Engine's Local SSD option is now generally available to the cloud provider's customers and partners. It was designed mainly for highly demanding applications that provide their own replication....More
"Better late than never" may be good words to live by, but be careful as to how late you are. This week, Microsoft is finding out the hard way after its Azure team finally outlined what caused the service outage a month ago....More
By ending its Infinite cloud storage service plan, Bitcasa has opened itself up to a class action lawsuit, which has encouraged the U.S. District Court in Northern California to issue a temporary restraining order....More
Microsoft is upping the ante in cloud storage, but only for a select group (granted, a rather large group) of customers. Microsoft has taken off the 1TB cap of OneDrive cloud storage available to its Office 365 customers, which now have unlimited cloud storage on both the vendor's consumer and commercial flavors of the cloud storage-as-a-service offering....More
The company that has aimed to build its reputation partly on its offering of unlimited cloud storage for a flat monthly fee is abandoning its Infinite cloud storage plans. The company noted in a blog post that lack of demand pushed them to end the service, although the blog also hinted at more issues with the unlimited storage service....More
The use of solid state disk (SSD) storage is definitely on the rise in cloud computing as cloud services providers look for ways to offer greater performance in their virtual machines (VMs) and instances....More