cloud storage

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,

Microsoft expands its support for Docker containers

Docker is hosting its developer conference in Seattle this week and showcasing the quickly growing ecosystem that has grown up around its container tools. One of the companies on stage today was Micro

Docker builds container orchestration right into its core Docker Engine

Docker, which is hosting its sold-out developer conference in Seattle this week, today announced a major addition to its core Docker Engine. While the company previously split up many of the features

Dropbox says it is cash flow positive, in no rush to IPO

With a $10 billion valuation, cloud storage business Dropbox is larger than many public companies. But don’t expect an IPO anytime soon, according to CEO Drew Houston. “Nothing right now,” said

Chef’s new Habitat project wants to make applications infrastructure-independent

Chef today launched Habitat, a new open source project that allows developers to package their applications and run them on a wide variety of infrastructures. Habitat essentially wraps applications

Meem backs up your phone every time you charge it

Forgot to back up your phone again? The way we use smartphones has changed a lot, and many of us never even plug our smartphones into computers anymore. Meem's new power cables for iOS and Android may

Fujitsu signs deal to integrate Box cloud storage into its enterprise software

Box just inked one of its biggest deals in Asia so far as it focuses on international growth. Fujitsu, one of Japan's largest IT services providers, announced today that it has made a strategic partne

How storage is changing in the age of big data

Have you ever tracked all the ways you use data in a single day? How many of your calories, activities, tasks, messages, projects, correspondences, records and more are saved and accessed through data
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