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.
Is your IT department capable of getting more from big data? Are you able to leverage cloud-computing benefits from your existing IT infrastructure? How safe is your critical data? Is your storage system sufficient to address growing data requirements? It seems that IBM is set to deliver immediate and relevant answers to these questions.
Dropbox, the popular cloud storage service, is eyeing an IPO as per reports. The company which rejected Apple's acquisition offer during Steve Jobs' time is keen on an initial public offering during the second half of 2013, according to several press reports.
….and cloud computing marches on. Yet one more player, Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid cloud solutions, announced the debut of its new cloud drive and cloud backup products designed to help small businesses leverage the power of the cloud.
Cloud sync provider, SugarSync announces some exciting business plans and pricing, featuring unlimited storage and unlimited users/seats for businesses, especially large organizations. Backup and storage space are very essential to every organization and now they never have to worry about running out of storage space.