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ClearDATA Raise US$ 7m For Specialized Helathcare Cloud, Other Clouds On The Way?

ClearData HIPAA Compliant Cloud, information managementWhile we have noticed in the last couple of years a growing move towards specialized information management technologies for specific verticals, it is still relatively rare in cloud computing. However, the announcement by medical cloud provider ClearDATA that it has raised US$ 7 million in Series B funding suggests this is changing.

 

EMC Buys ScaleIO, a Storage Provider Startup for US$ 200 Million

EMC Buys ScaleIO, a Storage Provider Startup for US$ 200 MillionEMC has reportedly bought a storage company called ScaleIO for US$ 200 million, an Israli tech blog has reported, and the startup's ECS software, a way to scale network storage ability, is likely the company's target.

 

Google Unifies Your Free Cloud Storage to 15GB Ahead of IO

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To make life easier for Google users, the company is now unifying its storage for the likes of Gmail, Drive and so on. But will that big 15GB slice of cloud be used for anything fun at the company's IO event?

Imation Aquires Nexsan with Hopes to Improve Storage, Security Solutions

Storage solution company Nexsan has been acquired by the Imation Corporation, a storage and data security company with the goal of improving Imation's operating margins for data storage and security solutions.

Knowledge Networks, Content Intelligence and The Zen of SharePoint #SharePointSym

Knowledge Networks, Content Intelligence and The Zen of SharePoint #SharePointSym

It’s not everyday that I attend a SharePoint conference and become engaged in academic discussions about the value of knowledge sharing and content intelligence. Such was the case when I attended the opening keynote of the KMWorld 2012 of which the SharePoint Symposium was a part.

Microsoft Makes a Marketing Automation Play With MarketingPilot Acquisition

Anybody that had doubts about Microsoft’s commitment to service got more proof this week. Only days before its second quarter earnings announcement, the company announced plans to acquire cloud storage vendor StorSimple and that it closed on a deal to buy marketing automation provider MarketingPilot. Should Salesforce be concerned?

Symantec Responds to Growing Need for Archiving Efficiency

symantec_logo_2012.jpgWhere better to learn about how people use Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Exchange Online / Office 365 than during Microsoft TechEd North America 2012? Symantec thought so too, which is why they surveyed more than 100 qualified respondents. What they found indicates that unstructured data is still a challenge for many organizations and that there is a need for third party archiving solutions to complement Exchange 2010, which doesn’t support Single Instance Storage.

SundaySky Introduces the Next Generation of Online Video

SundaySky Introduces the Next Generation of Online VideoWhen you think of online video, chances are you’re probably still stuck in the land of web 2.0. Videos, no matter how entertaining, are still static. And though we dream that every video we post has the power to go “viral,” the truth is that, within minutes after posting, excitement slowly wanes, along with pageviews. However, SundaySky is putting the engagement back into online videos -- literally.

Dropbox Beefs Up Engineering Team With Cove Acquisition

It wasn't quite like Apple buying NeXT computer to get Steve Jobs to come back to the company, but Dropbox said it will buy Cove, a Silicon Valley collaboration startup, in part for the strong leadership it can bring to the cloud-based data storage company. The move brings two former Facebook icons, Aditya Agarwal and Ruchi Sanghvi (director of engineering and principal product manager respectively), to join the Dropbox management team.

HP Cloud Services (Beta) Open for Business

It's been described as the "Wild West of Cloud Computing" -- no slick "urban" services like Amazon provides, but HP is in beta with its cloud services, and the time is ripe to make your land grab with free real estate (for now) hosted by the world's second-largest PC maker, looking to move into Web services in a big way.

Dropbox for Teams Offers 1TB of Space, Centralized Administration, Single Billing

Dropbox has launched a service for enterprise and business users, Dropbox for Teams. The enterprise-grade cloud-based storage service offers a terabyte of space -- perfect for exchanging big items like high-definition videos, encrypted State Department cables and even the kitchen sink.

Dropbox Raises US$ 250 Million, Plans to Integrate With Everything

Dropbox traces its early beginnings to a frat-house type development environment and all-nighter coding sessions amid sweltering summer heat. But all that effort has paid off for founder Drew Houston, as the company raises US$ 250 million in venture funding, bringing up valuation to US$ 4 billion. Next in Houston's sights: World domination.

Oracle’s Cloud File System Enables Private Cloud Development

Oracle_logo_2010.jpg If security is one of the concerns of enterprises looking at moving to cloud-- whether private or public -- data access and storage is the other main concern. Recently, Oracle (news, site) continued to facilitate private cloud deployments for medium-sized companies with the release of its Oracle Cloud File System.

2011 Tech Predictions: Cloud Computing, Tablets and Social Communications Top the List

With only two months left to run in 2010, the first slew of predictions of the top technologies named by Gartner have arrived. While social computing, cloud computing and mobile applications make the list, so do the less glamorous areas of storage and analytics.

IDC Identifies Top Storage Vendors, Market Contracts By 4.7%

idc_logo_2009.jpg Despite persistent global economic difficulties, a recent survey from technology consultancy IDC (news, site) shows that the world-wide storage software market continues to hold its own with 6.3% growth between Q3 and Q4 last year.

However, while the combined market for all top vendors increased by 0.5% in Q4 last year compared with Q4 in 2008, the overall picture is gloomier with a total contraction of the market year-on-year of 4.7%.

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