Virtualization platform VMware has released a beta release of Virtual SAN (VSAN) that lets enterprises add more storage capacity and management features.
Western Digital today launched a new hard drive for laptops that offers a hybrid solution for consumers’ storage requirements. A conventional hard drive packaged with a solid state drive is ideal for giving both optimum storage as well as the quick access performance of a solid state drive.
Red Hat, an open source solutions provider announced the integration of Red Hat Storage and Red Hat OpenStack to provide customers with a one stop storage solution. With this solution Red Hat is providing a full-featured storage and compute solution with complete support for deployment of the solution.
File encryption and sharing service FileLocker will begin offering its file sharing solution hosted in its UK-based data centre in the next few weeks. The company said this would put it on the ginger list of firms offering hosting for file sharing services inside the European Union, specifically the United Kingdom, enabling compliance with the Data Protection Act.
Barracuda Networks Inc. located in California, USA is well-known for its Content and networking delivery services. Another business activity of this company is data storage and protection. Based on this experience, Barracuda has now launched Copy, a cloud based storage and sharing service.
Amazon has finally introduced file sync to its Cloud Drive service, getting another step closer to competing with popular personal cloud services like Dropbox, SkyDrive and Box. Last year Amazon had introduced its Cloud Drive apps for the Mac and Windows operating systems. However the app didn't allow users to synchronise their files, a very basic functionality for any cloud storage solution. It appeared that Amazon was more interested in serving its own cloud ecosystem than a user's personal data.
There's no doubt on how successful Apple is with their hardware and software. What's even more interesting is that Apple is winning the cloud storage wars as well. According to a survey conducted by Strategy Analytics, iCloud and iTunes Match made up 27% of the entire cloud storage usage in the United States in the Q3 2012 period.
After launching Riak CS that provides distributed cloud storage at any scale has today taken a step ahead and opensourced it simplifying for distributors and enterprises to build public and private storage clouds of their own. This comes along with general availability of Riak CS v1.3 the third release of this cloud storage system.
Popular online streaming service Netflix has announced that it is ending its public developer program. Netflix will not issue new API keys from now and it will not accept any new API affiliates. The company will cease to provide a test environment to developers and its developer forum is now set to read-only. The company's OData catalog will be closed on April 8.
In order to provide next-generation scalable, high-performance storage solution, Bitcasa, a start-up has made the official debut of its own cloud-based “infinite drive” system that promises to replace traditional hard drives and backup solutions.