Storage News & Analysis
| Wednesday Aug 7, 2013
While 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.
| Thursday Jun 20, 2013
EMC 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.
| Monday May 13, 2013
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?
| Wednesday Jan 2, 2013
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.
| Friday Oct 19, 2012
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.
| Thursday Oct 18, 2012
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?
| Monday Jul 9, 2012
Where 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.
| Wednesday Apr 4, 2012
When 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.
| Tuesday Feb 28, 2012
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.
| Monday Jan 30, 2012
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.
| Friday Oct 28, 2011
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.
| Thursday Oct 20, 2011
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.
| Wednesday Feb 16, 2011
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.
| Wednesday Oct 27, 2010
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.
| Monday Mar 8, 2010
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%.