Google announced that it is dropping storage prices for users effective immediately. The monthly pricing plans are applicable to both new and old users for adding extra storage on Google Drive. The company claims that “infrastructure improvements” in the recent past have enabled the company to offer even more competitive prices.
SolidFire, a leader in all-flash array, has unveiled its version 6 of Element OS, named Carbon. Carbon delivers true storage agility to the next generation storage solutions for enterprises.
With the increasing use of IT in core business operations, most organizations need to use storage solutions. For this they have to choose between legacy hardware define storage and software defined storage solutions. In order to help enterprises understand and have a clear picture of the benefits of software-defined storage, DataCore, a leading provider of hardware agnostic software defined storage has now unveiled a benefits calculator for software defined storage on its website.
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.