cloud storage

AWS adds Global Tables feature to share data across multiple geographies

Customers using AWS’ Amazon DynamoDB to store data have two new services to help make their applications work better and more quickly in more regions around the world. The first is a Global Ta

Dropbox partners with Autodesk to help users collaborate on large design files

Dropbox announced a couple of products today to make it easier for Autodesk users to access and share large design files. The products include an integrated desktop app for opening and saving Autodesk

MrOwl wants to be your new sharing platform

MrOwl is a new app by Arvind and Becky Raichur that lets you store, sort, and share data. What kind of data? All of it. The app is what would happen if a social network had a baby with Evernote. Users

Why Dropbox decided to drop AWS and build its own infrastructure and network

There is always a tension inside companies about whether to build or to buy, whatever the need. A few years ago Dropbox decided it was going to move the majority of its infrastructure requirements fro

A candid conversation about workplace sexism at Disrupt SF

Women have been in the workforce for decades, yet many are still encountering frustrating obstacles when trying to move up the career ladder. These situations can happen in any industry, but the tech

Dropbox updates its admin panel for Business users

Dropbox might have gotten its start in the consumer market, but over the past several years it's made huge steps toward getting enterprise users comfortable with using its products. It's managed to si

Amazon ends its unlimited cloud storage plan

Another cloud storage party is over, guys: Amazon is sunsetting its unlimited cloud storage plan for Amazon Drive -- although members of its Prime subscription club will still get unlimited cloud sto

WhatsApp quietly added encryption to iCloud backups

WhatsApp has quietly beefed up the security of an iCloud backup feature for users of its messaging service -- potentially closing a loophole that could enable otherwise end-to-end encrypted messages t

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

IBM launches 4 new data centers in the U.S.

IBM, which has been putting a lot of emphasis on its cloud services and infrastructure lately, today announced that it is opening four new data centers in the United States. These new facilities &#82

Backblaze drops download pricing for its B2 storage platform by 60%

It’s been just under a year since Backblaze‘s B2 cloud storage service came out of beta. The platform’s main selling point at the time was definitely its pricing, which undercut virt

PSA: Nope, Intel did not acquire Bitcasa

CES seems to be making some bloggers a little trigger happy with posting. Just a little while ago VentureBeat published a story claiming that Intel had acquired Bitcasa, a cloud storage company that

Evernote’s new privacy policy allows employees to read your notes

Evernote announced that it will roll out a new privacy policy on January 23, and the changes have users threatening to abandon the service. The policy changes have to do with machine learning, which E

The cameras are coming

This is the case with Snap’s new Spectacles. Buried deep in the excess of the plastic and PR lies a camera system that tells us a lot about the future of commerce, security and communication. Wi

Facebook speeds up its data center network with the launch of its Backpack switch platform

Facebook is on a mission to make the fiber optic networking inside of its data centers go from 40G to 100G. Its Wedge 100 top-of-rack network switch (basically, the device that connects all the serve

Microsoft open sources its next-gen cloud hardware design

Microsoft today open sourced its next-gen hyperscale cloud hardware design and contributed it to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Microsoft joined the OCP, which also includes Facebook, Google, Intel,

Google’s Cloud Platform gets new a cold storage service

At an event in London today Google announced a couple of updates to its cloud storage services. The most important of these is the launch of Coldline, a new cold storage service for archival data, b

Google’s Cloud Machine Learning service is now in public beta

Google announced a number of updates to its cloud computing services at a small event in San Francisco this morning. These updates touch Google’s machine learning services, as well as its datab

Google combines all of its cloud services under the ‘Google Cloud’ brand

Google for Work, Google’s Cloud Platform and the rest of the company’s cloud-based services are getting a new name. They have now been combined under the “Google Cloud” monike

Cloud Foundry launches its new Docker-compatible container management system

Cloud Foundry, the Pivotal- and VMware-incubated open source platform-as-a-service project, is going all in on its new Diego container management system. For a while now, the project used what it call
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