Tier 3, a provider of public cloud infrastructure and cloud management tools, today announced the general availability of a new, distributed object storage service with automated data center redundancy. Powered by Basho’s Riak CS Enterprise, this service offers enterprises flexible, scalable cloud storage for files of any type and any size. Files – or “objects” – stored in Tier 3’s cloud are automatically replicated to a secondary in-country data center.
TwinStrata, Inc., provider of cloud-based data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, announced recently that TwinStrata CloudArray is now available as an in-cloud gateway to support progressive organizations with cloud-based infrastructures. By enabling CloudArray to run on a growing number of cloud compute environments – IBM SmartCloud Enterprise, Rackspace, Amazon EC2 and Google (availability late Q3) – TwinStrata delivers a solution ideal for both enhancing storage infrastructures already deployed in the cloud, as well as sophisticated disaster recovery efforts.
If you thought G-Drive, SkyDrive, Dropbox are the leading players within the cloud storage arena then you might want to hold your thought and take a quick look at a new entrant into the market by name "Bitcasa". Bitcasa, the cloud storage company integrates infinite storage, sync, backup and share into desktops and across devices for free while it is in beta and enables users to retain what they have got for a nominal fee of $10 a month after beta.
Caringo, the provider of object storage software, introduces three new products making it the only object storage vendor to deliver a complete cloud storage software solution. Caringo is into object storage solutions and developer of CAStor – software that enables massive scalability and future-proof accessibility of unstructured data. CAStor enables cloud storage solutions, big data repositories and general storage infrastructure replacing NAS, tape and VTL. Companies of all sizes can now avoid vendor lock-in, reduce costs, and guarantee data accessibility for decades to come.
IBM has announced its new strategic approach to designing and managing storage infrastructures with greater automation and intelligence, along with significant performance enhancements to several key storage systems and the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center suite.
Cloud Storage has become key for not just single users but enterprises in particular to leverge advantages of cloud computing. Organizations are increasingly looking to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mode of working which comes with tremendous advantages and at the same time unexplored issues and security threats.
EMC has moved towards cloud storage at an enterprise level acquiring Syncplicity, a cloud based file management, sync and share capable solution. Syncplicity solutions were built for the enterprise, enabling users to interact and share content on their device of choice with the security and governance IT requires.
EMC has pushed out a newer VMAX SP platform providing an enterprise class storage for service providers facilitating easy provisioning and management of the service. This purpose built platform is packaged into multiple service-level options (bronze, silver, gold and platinum) delivering specialized Quality of Service (QoS) availability features, a multi-tenanted, metered platform and seamless API integration to any service provider infrastructure.
The cloud storage wars have been restricted to few established vendors between the likes of Dropbox, SugarSync, Box.Net and iCloud to start with but what a change a span of 2 weeks can do in today’s world. In comes Microsoft with its SkyDrive with appealing options. Google drive shortly crash lands in middle of competition with not so many features but definitely standing in as an option. This week Amazon too gave a shout with its revised Cloud Drive offering, presenting 5GB free storage for registered members and then on with a priced plan starting from $20 per year for 20GB storage space. Any music you buy from amazon will be added free on top in term of file storage. Well that definitely helps.
Google's much awaited cloud storage service has been launched, with a free offering of 5 GB and then with 25GB of storage for US$2.49 or 100GB for $4.99 a month. With a coming soon tag against support for iPhone and iPad, the drive supports PC and Mac along with all android devices.