Storage

  • NuCypher is using proxy re-encryption to lift more enterprise big data into the cloud

    NuCypher is using proxy re-encryption to lift more enterprise big data into the cloud

    After spending time at a London fintech accelerator last year, enterprise database startup ZeroDB scrapped its first business plan and mapped out a new one. By January this year it had a new name: NuCypher. It now will try to persuade enterprises to switch to their specialized encryption layer to enhance their ability to perform big data analytics by tapping into the cloud. Read More

  • Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy

    Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy

    Healthy financial milestones sugarcoat the conversation temporarily, but eventually Drew Houston is going to have to step into the public markets. At that point nobody will care how fast Dropbox grew its revenue back in the day. The question will be whether Dropbox is a company that can eventually sustain $10 billion in yearly revenue. Read More

  • Eniac Ventures closes $100 million fund

    Eniac Ventures is announcing the close of a $100 million venture fund, the fourth since the group formed in 2009. The seed-stage firm plans to use the money to invest in augmented reality, virtual reality, bots, robotics and other software-enabled technologies. “VR is really a pathway to mixed reality,” said Vic Singh, founding general partner at Eniac. It’s “very… Read More

  • 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

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