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  • March 20, 2012 20 Mar'12

    Which storage cloud is fastest?

    Do you ever wonder how long it would take to move a dozen terabytes from one cloud provider to another, or even between two accounts in the same cloud? Probably not, if you’re sane. But maybe you ...

  • March 12, 2012 12 Mar'12

    Amazon, Google, Microsoft slash storage cloud prices

    When Microsoft Windows Azure dropped pricing for its cloud service last Friday, it marked the third cloud price cut of the week. Google and Amazon also dropped prices for storing data on their ...

  • February 24, 2012 24 Feb'12

    Backup vendors take cloud cover

    Backup vendors are paying especially close attention to the cloud these days. Asigra, Imation and CA launched backup products and services this week with various degrees of cloud connectivity. ...

  • February 03, 2012 03 Feb'12

    Cloud storage customer experiences painless migration across providers

    Data migration can be a nightmare for any company, so imagine what an IT manager feels like when his cloud storage vendor tells him, "Hey, we are planning to move about one terabyte of your data ...

  • December 14, 2011 14 Dec'11

    HDS sharpens file capabilities for the cloud

    Hitachi Data Systems added a few more lanes to its cloud storage on-ramp today. HDS brought out the Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI) caching appliance a year ago, calling it an “on-ramp to the cloud” ...

  • October 12, 2011 12 Oct'11

    IBM Global Services picks Nirvanix for cloud storage

    IBM Global Services unveiled a cloud storage service for archived and infrequently accessed data today, based on technology from Nirvanix. The OEM deal with Nirvanix provides IBM with the storage ...

  • October 04, 2011 04 Oct'11

    DataCore adds support for cloud as storage tier

    When DataCore added automated tiering to its SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software in July, it left out support for one tier – the cloud. Today, DataCore addressed that omission through a ...

  • April 19, 2011 19 Apr'11

    Is it raining on the cloud storage parade?

    Last week was a dark one for cloud storage vendors. The week began with confirmation that Iron Mountain had closed its file and archiving cloud services and ended with news that startup Cirtas laid ...

  • March 18, 2011 18 Mar'11

    Nirvanix says cloud can ease data concerns in Japan

    Cloud proponents look at the disasters in Japan and say even the most horrific incidents don’t have to cause people to lose data. By cloud proponents, I mean people who sell cloud products and ...

  • November 11, 2010 11 Nov'10

    Nirvanix CEO: We’re the cloudiest of them all

    Nirvanix picked up $10 million in funding this week and hired a new CEO, who said his new company’s biggest selling point is its sole focus is on cloud storage. Nirvanix CEO Scott Genereuxsaid ...

  • October 05, 2010 05 Oct'10

    Digitiliti DigiLibe data management system adds cloud storage features

    Digitiliti Inc.'s DigiLibe 2.0 data management system adds cloud storage, multi-user log-in from the same device, secure communications and enhanced reporting.

  • September 30, 2010 30 Sep'10

    IBM seeds the clouds with XIV, Storwize, SONAS

    Like other large storage vendors, IBM gets criticized for having too many storage platforms and for not making it clear which products are best for certain markets. But IBM is looking to clarify ...

  • July 06, 2010 06 Jul'10

    The Cloud goes to Washington

    Last week’s Congressional hearing on cloud computing served as a condensed version of the cloud debate that has been ongoing for about two years now. Congress heard definitions of different types ...

  • June 08, 2010 08 Jun'10

    Riverbed: cloud data storage products will come 'from the ashes' of Atlas

    I had a brief conversation last week with Ed Chapman, Riverbed's VP of cloud storage acceleration products, hired away from Cisco in May. Chapman (and senior vice president of marketing and ...

  • May 20, 2010 20 May'10

    S3 adds Tier 2 for 10 cents per GB

    Amazon Web Services today added a new offering for its Simple Storage Service (S3) called Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS). RRS offers users the ability to choose fewer "hops" of object replication ...

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