cloud storage

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

Apple adds a 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

iCloud users can now access up to 2TB of storage, as Apple just added a new tier that provides 2TB for $19.99 per month. As a refresher, iCloud storage can be used by Mac and iOS users to store and sy

All of Google’s cloud database services are now out of beta

Google is making a number of announcements around its Cloud Platform today. Most of these focus on its various cloud database services, but the company is also making a major update to its low-cost N

Apple and Oracle vets’ Upthere raises $77 million to put a new spin on personal cloud storage

Upthere isn’t your parents’ personal cloud storage service. The team behind the service, which is coming out of beta today with $77 million in financing from a slew of investors, believes

Google Cloud Platform opens its first West Coast region

Back in 2006, Google opened its first owned and operated data center in The Dalles, Oregon, and starting today, you’ll be able to host your Google Cloud Platform applications in Oregon, too. The

A look inside Facebook’s data center

Facebook invited a small group of reporters to its Prineville, OR data center this week. Most companies don’t even give their own employees access to their data centers (outside of the relati

AWS’s Elastic File System is now ready for production use

Over a year ago, Amazon’s AWS cloud computing unit announced the beta launch of the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS). While AWS already offers a number of cloud storage services in the form of

Backblaze launches its low-cost cloud storage service out of beta

Backblaze is still best known for its backup service, but the company has also set its sights on the fast-growing cloud storage market. While the company can’t compete with the likes of Amazon,
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