Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • Free cloud storage buyer beware

    There are three things that are certain in life: Death, taxes and volatility in the free cloud storage market. Yes, it turns out free cloud storage comes with a price: putting up with a fickle market. Network World has a running list of the best places in the cloud to find free storage. Many vendors offer their services on a freemium basis, meaning an introductory cloud storage offering, typically of 5 GB is free, with additional storage costing a variety…

  • Data Privacy Advocates Worry FCC Rule Repeal Harms Consumers

    Today’s topics include how a recent data privacy rule appeal could affect competition for companies like Google, Amazon moving call centers to the cloud with Amazon Connect, Microsoft’s efforts to replace the office phone with Skype for Business and Brocade’s new fibre channel switch for flash data centers. Internet giants like Google and Facebook could soon be confronted with new rivals in the targeted advertising space. Congress is considering rolling back Obama-era internet privacy laws that have not yet been…

  • 64GB is the new storage standard in 2017

    For the vast majority of 2016, Apple offered its flagships with a depressingly tiny storage allowance: just 16 GB of on board storage with no microSD card slot to expand on that. I have a few friends that bought a 16GB iPhone 6s and a year on, each and every one of them is complaining about the storage situation, while perfectly content with pretty much everything else on the phone. It was a short-sighted move with no worthy explanation from…

  • Cloudian Named by JMP Securities in ‘Super 60’ Hot Companies List

    Cloudian has been recognized as one of the hottest storage companies of 2017 San Mateo, CA. (PRWEB) March 30, 2017 Cloudian, Inc., a leading provider of hybrid cloud object storage, has been recognized as one of the hottest storage companies of 2017, having been named in JMP Securities’ ‘Super 60′ list of the most innovative private firms in the Internet Security, Communications Infrastructure, and Storage industries. JMP’s ‘Super 60′ identifies tech companies that share the vision, agility and perseverance necessary…

  • Cloud, backup and storage devices: how best to protect your data

      How much data do you still store only on your mobile, tablet or laptop? Shutterstock/Neirfy Cloud, backup and storage devices: how best to protect your data March 30, 2017 9.59pm EDT Author Adnene Guabtni Senior Research Scientist/Engineer, Data61 Disclosure statement Adnene Guabtni does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above. Partners CSIRO provides funding as…

  • New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices could herald new era of electronics

    Credit: ACS An innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics. /4988204/Phys_Story_InText_Box Engineering experts from the University of Exeter have developed innovative new memory using a hybrid of graphene oxide and titanium oxide. Their devices are low cost and eco-friendly to produce, are also perfectly suited for use in flexible electronic devices such as ‘bendable’ mobile phone, computer and television screens, and…

  • Dropbox Secures $600 Million Credit Line Ahead of Expected IPO

    Photographer: Mark Ovaska/Bloomberg Dropbox Secures $600 Million Credit Line Ahead of Expected IPO The debt facility provides flexibility as the cloud-storage company explores a public offering as soon as this year. by and March 30, 2017, 7:00 AM EDT Dropbox Inc. is opening a $600 million credit facility from six banks led by JPMorgan Chase & Co., said people familiar with the plans, as the cloud file-sharing startup pushes toward an initial public offering as soon as this year. The line of…

  • World Backup Day – the perfect time to reflect on the new political and regulatory landscape | C-Suite

    World Backup Day – the perfect time to reflect on the new political and regulatory landscape By John Woolley, Head of Technical Sales, Iron Mountain Information Technology Published: 30 March 2017 How businesses must adopt greater strategic back-up flexibility The fast-changing regulatory and political landscape, not to mention the rising sophistication of cyber criminals, puts massive pressure on corporate data governance. The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will see more stringent rules around the handling of data in the…

  • DataCenterNews Asia – Brocade brings in virtual machine visibility for storage networks

      Brocade brings in virtual machine visibility for storage networks medium text large text The American data and storage networking company Brocade released the Brocade G610 this week – a storage switch for always-on connectivity to the all-flash data center. Brocade says the switch provides up to 32 Gbps of performance and aims to help organisations adapt to dynamic workloads and new demands. The entry-level switch is designed for a range of environments from small shared storage fabrics to network…

  • 10 Data Science and Predictive Analytics Startups

    Just last week, a data company called Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) went public, raising $120 million and giving them a market cap of around $828 million. Speculation is that now the data theme is heating up and in turn people are starting to blab on about “data driven cultures” and “trusting your data, not your gut”. The point is, this stuff has been around for a while yet some of the applications we’re seeing when “big data” and artificial intelligence come together…

  • Hybrid Cloud Storage Delivers Performance and Value

    Just in the past two years, technology has created a veritable ocean of data. And like an ocean, that data, created by social technology, mobile technology and IoT, is vast, bountiful and dynamic. And also like an ocean, the climate, or temperature of data, constantly shifts and changes. Chances are that your enterprise has perhaps not an ocean, but certainly a sea or lake of data readily available. The challenge is how to measure the temperature, navigate the vastness of…

  • Driving research for new drug therapies using big data storage

    ‘I had a gut instinct that a hybrid on-premise and cloud computing solution was the best option for the Institute. The approach gave us the flexibility to grow and scale computing on demand’ The Van Andel Institute (VAI), has a 20-year legacy of biomedical research and scientific education with a focus on improving health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations.Formed in 1996, the organisation has evolved into a premier centre for research and education where more than…

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