Microsoft officially launched its cloud based storage service OneDrive globally. The rebranding from SkyDrive to OneDrive had to be done due to legal hassles. The company was forced to rename its cloud storage service to OneDrive, after a legal issue which was reported last year.
Many more companies are today offering more and more Cloud based products. Amazon Web Services rival GoGrid has launched ‘Raw Disk Cloud Servers’ to run with an enterprise’s Hadoop data node.
Data archiving is something of a problem area even today. A well-known brand in Cloud storage IDrive Inc. has now come up with a rather unusual idea for storing data. It has launched IDrive Safe, a long-term archival service, giving users options for how frequently they add data to their storage by shipping physical drives. Yes, data is stored on a USB drive by the client and shipped to IDrive, to be then stored in the Cloud.
Switzerland based telecommunications giant Swisscom is planning to introduce cloud based services to global consumers. In the wake of possible threats from various government and non-government agencies that might be snooping in on the data currently on major cloud based service providers, the Swiss government is opening up a new venture much like its popular Swiss banks.
Almost a fortnight after enterprise Cloud computing leader Salesforce announced that it was tying up with another IT major Oracle, the company has now gone and tied the knot with content sharing platform Box. The Box tool will be available as a download in the Salesforce.com AppExchange marketplace.
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.