Storage

  • Microsoft Azure Cuts Some VM Prices, Brings Premium Storage Options To G-Series VMs

    Microsoft Azure Cuts Some VM Prices, Brings Premium Storage Options To G-Series VMs

    Microsoft is announcing a couple of updates to its Azure cloud computing service today that, among other things, include the launch of a new variant of its performance-optimized G-type virtual machines (VMs) and price cuts for its compute-centric D-type VMs. Read More

  • ClearSky Data Exits Stealth With Novel Approach To Cloud Storage

    ClearSky Data Exits Stealth With Novel Approach To Cloud Storage

    ClearSky Data emerged from stealth today, offering an unusual approach to storage and data lifecycle management. It wants to combine the speed of on-premises storage with the cost and elasticity of a cloud service. While it’s a fully managed service, it involves several layers of storage with an on-premises piece, a local cloud data facility, and longer term public cloud storage. Read More

  • Dropbox’s Wall Street Challenge

    Dropbox’s Wall Street Challenge

    Dropbox boasts a valuation in the $10 billion range. Last February the company hired a new CFO, which for many startups is a signal that their IPO moment is coming sooner rather than later. Nobody knows for sure of course, and Dropbox isn’t talking, but if the company does decide to move forward with a flotation, it could face several challenges in spite of its strong market… Read More

  • Google Photos Introduces “Rediscover This Day” To Help You Reminisce

    Google Photos Introduces “Rediscover This Day” To Help You Reminisce

    Google Photos wants to be home to all of your photos (and videos). Whether you have a thumb drive, CD, DVD or undeveloped film laying around, the team wants you to consider uploading them to the service. Why? Because that’s when they can make the “magic” happen. Right now, Google Photos will wade through all of your treasured visuals and turn them into animations and stories… Read More

  • Twitter Expands Its Program For Ads Outside Twitter

    Twitter Expands Its Program For Ads Outside Twitter

    Twitter is unveiling several new features for advertisers who want their campaigns to go beyond Twitter itself. And it’s giving the program a new name, the Twitter Audience Platform. Last year, the company launched something called the Twitter Publisher Network, giving advertisers one interface for buying campaigns that ran not just on Twitter’s websites and apps, but also… Read More

  • DataGravity Focuses On Security In Latest Release

    DataGravity Focuses On Security In Latest Release

    DataGravity announced version 2.0 of its storage appliance today, which focuses on data security, particularly knowing what files you have and who’s been accessing them. When DataGravity emerged last summer with a new concept of data aware storage, it announced a number of key features, but it found that “customers were gravitating most around security at the point of… Read More

  • Y Combinator’s L. Condoms Provides Safe Sex, On-Demand

    Y Combinator’s L. Condoms Provides Safe Sex, On-Demand

    I don’t know what kind of a situation one needs to be in to need a pack of condoms delivered in under an hour when there’s likely a fully stocked convenience store within a 15-minute walk, but one San Francisco-based startup has you covered. L. Condoms is a startup in the current batch of Y Combinator that promises delivery of comfortable, paraben and glycerin-free… Read More

  • Storage Vendor Tintri Lands $125M Round With Eye Toward IPO

    Storage Vendor Tintri Lands $125M Round With Eye Toward IPO

    Tintri, a company that develops storage solutions for virtual applications, announced a $125 million round today. The company also indicated the next logical step is probably going to be an IPO in the first half of 2016 if market conditions are right. The round was led by Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Existing investors Insight Venture Partners, Lightspeed Ventures, Menlo Ventures and NEA also… Read More

  • EMC Sells Cloud Sync And Share Product Syncplicity To Private Equity Firm

    EMC Sells Cloud Sync And Share Product Syncplicity To Private Equity Firm

    When EMC bought cloud sync and share company, Syncplicity in 2012, it seemed the company was trying to change the way it does business, but three years later it’s selling out to private equity firm, Skyview Capital, perhaps ready to concede that a freemium cloud model doesn’t fit the company culture. It’s worth noting that EMC will maintain a stake in Syncplicity, but the… Read More

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