While the cloud has appeared just in time to offer free (or at least cheap) and easy access to gigabytes of storage space, some people like to keep their data close to hand. Here are some of the best storage devices money can buy that will help you keep your data safe.
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Cloud shakes up another staid space: "assume that your traditional technology provider will soon be dead."
The two cloud vendors, which already share many joint customers, provide an integration path.
Backblaze, the cloud backup provider, pulled almost 5,000 3TB drives out of service after the annual failure rate reached a startling 47 percent. Which drive? Why? And what can we learn from this debacle?
IBM and Fujifilm are now able to pack 220 TB of data on a tape cartridge. IBM is arguing that tape is a strong backup option for cloud applications.
The cloud storage provider aims to garner at least one million business users in Japan over the next five years.
Want to build storage out like a hyperscale cloud provider? Then forget expensive and proprietary SAN and NAS frames.
Amazon announced two tiers of unlimited storage for Cloud Drive, marking the first time such an option is available to users outside of select criteria.
Microsoft is combining Azure Websites, Mobile Services and BizTalk Services into a new bundle for developers building all kinds of cross-platform apps.
The Helion Rack includes infrastructure and platform services designed to host mission critical cloud apps.
Amazon Web Services first announced the intended larger and faster cloud storage option last November.
Sonny Hashmi leaves the General Services Administration to join the cloud storage company as its new managing director for government.
Nearline is framed as a polar opposite alternative to tiered storage being that Google's new storage option promises virtually immediate access.
The cloud storage provider has fixed a security issue which allowed hackers to capture data through compromised third-party apps.
Need low-cost, highly-resilient storage - and lots of it? Backblaze, who stores over 150PB for their backup clients, is making public their Vault architecture.
Concerns about data location, security and privacy risks - as well as software integration problems - mean that 7 out of 10 UK organizations spend less than 10 percent of their IT budgets on cloud services
Bringing enterprise technology to the SMB customer.
Processors and RAM are fixed entities in a PC, but right from day one data is incessantly eating away at your storage space. And it's not just your data (which you can manage) but endless gigabytes of temp files and cached junk.
Starting with Office for iOS, Microsoft is enabling its new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps to access third-party cloud-storage services, including Apple's iCloud.
Lima's clever aggregated system allows you to bring together all your spare storage space in one place, regardless of whether it's on your Windows desktop or Android phone.
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