Storage

  • WayUp gets $18.5 million more to help college grads find jobs

    WayUp gets $18.5 million more to help college grads find jobs

    Recent college grads need a better way to search for jobs. Or at least, that’s the thesis of New York-based WayUp, which recently raised $18.5 million in Series B funding to execute on this vision. Trinity Ventures, which led the investment, is also gaining a board seat via partner Karan Mehandru. Existing investors, including General Catalyst, Lerer-Hippeau Ventures and SV Angel… Read More

  • Google’s Cloud Platform improves its free tier and adds always-free compute and storage services

    Google’s Cloud Platform improves its free tier and adds always-free compute and storage services

    Google today quietly launched an improved always-free tier and trial program for its Cloud Platform. The free tier, which now offers enough power to run a small app in Google’s cloud, is offered in addition to an expanded free trial program (yep — that’s all a bit confusing). This free trial gives you $300 in credits that you can use over the course of 12… Read More

  • Google updates Drive with a focus on its business users

    Google updates Drive with a focus on its business users

    Google today announced a number of major updates to Drive, its online file storage service, which all aim to make it more useful for the company’s business and enterprise users. In addition, the company announced that Drive now has 800 million daily active users, which probably makes it the largest online file storage service in the market today. Read More

  • Amazon’s AWS buys Thinkbox Software, maker of tools for creative professionals

    Amazon’s AWS buys Thinkbox Software, maker of tools for creative professionals

    It looks like AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing arm, has made another acquisition to add more productivity tools for its customers beyond basic cloud-computing services. It has picked up Thinkbox Software, which develops and sells solutions for media design and content creation aimed at people in the video and wider visual media industries. Examples of services that Thinkbox already… Read More

  • AWS cloudsplains what happened during S3 storage outage

    AWS cloudsplains what happened during S3 storage outage

    AWS took a lot of heat when its S3 storage component went down for several hours on Tuesday, and rightly so, but today they published a post-mortem explaining exactly what happened complete with technical details and how they plan to prevent a similar event from occurring again in the future. At the core of the problem was unsurprisingly human error. Some poor engineer, we’ll call him… Read More

  • The day Amazon S3 storage stood still

    The day Amazon S3 storage stood still

    By now you’ve probably heard that Amazon’s S3 storage service went down in its Northern Virginia datacenter for the better part of 4 hours yesterday, and took parts of a bunch of prominent websites and services with it. It’s worth noting that as of this morning, the Amazon dashboard was showing everything was operating normally. While yesterday’s outage was a big deal… Read More

  • Egnyte Connect lets business users access files wherever they live

    Egnyte Connect lets business users access files wherever they live

    The cloud was supposed to solve the file access problem. The trouble is that when you work for a big company, some of your files may live in the cloud and others on-prem. How do you access all of those files regardless of where they live? Egnyte hopes to settle all of that with the launch of Egnyte Connect for the desktop today. Egnyte has always tried to separate itself from Box and Dropbox… Read More

  • All-flash storage startup Kaminario snares $75 million investment

    All-flash storage startup Kaminario snares $75 million investment

    Kaminario, the all-flash storage vendor based near Boston, announced an oversubscribed $75 million round today. The investment was led by private equity firm, Waterwood Group. Sequoia Capital, Pitango Venture Capital, Lazarus, Silicon Valley Bank and Globespan Capital Partners also participated. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $218 million, according to the company. CEO… Read More

  • Databricks raises $60 million to be big data’s next great leap forward

    Databricks raises $60 million to be big data’s next great leap forward

    Looking to be the next leap forward in data organization, computation, and delivery for big data Databricks, the business built on top of the popular Apache Spark open source project, has raised $60 million in new financing. Taking the route mapped by so many big data companies before it, Databricks is the business that the open source Apache Spark project built. Spark is the next step in… Read More

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