Cloud Storage

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Google supercharges cloud storage for databases with Local SSD

The company wants to offer a cheaper, faster alternative to RAM with its new solid state offering


Dropbox for Windows Phone hints at Microsoft's cross-platform future

The two companies are competing and collaborating on PC, tablet, and smartphone integration

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How to prepare for Verizon's 2-day cloud shutdown

Verizon cloud users should get their apps, data, and users ready for the extended downtime

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Box unveils a new partner program to boost customer trust

Box Trust program certifies solutions that are guaranteed to work with the cloud sync-and-store product

No, you can't buy a cloud at Best Buy

Cloud computing is confusing enough, without personal NAS providers muddying the waters

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Dropbox pursues enterprises with new Business API

The cloud storage giant now connects to third-party enterprise service providers, but aims to win more businesses via existing users

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Review: Microsoft's hybrid cloud storage -- overpriced, underwhelming

Microsoft's Azure StorSimple backup and DR solution offers compelling Azure integrations, but the high price and absence of local management hold it back

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Box updates storage app with iOS 8 widget and more

Box shows off its commitment to design with a new version of its iPhone and iPad app and a simplified Web experience

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Cloud storage in iOS 8.1 doesn't work as you expect

Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive all support Apple's cloud storage APIs, but only Box works with direct open and save for files

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Nadella gives away the store with new 'Microsoft everywhere' strategy

Microsoft dangles free, improved Office apps for iPhone/iPad, previews an Android version, and leaves Windows flapping in the wind

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Microsoft's Dropbox deal is a not-so-hidden push for Office 365

Two-way integration between Dropbox and Office 365 gives people yet another reason to pick up an Office subscription

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Cloud expected to make up three-fourths of data center traffic by 2018

Cisco predicts by 2018, a quarter of the world's population will use personal cloud storage

Microsoft to marry Office with Dropbox for cloud productivity

The companies are partnering to make Word, Excel, and PowerPoint more interoperable with Dropbox and Dropbox for Business

SSD storage is the future of the cloud

For many workloads, high-IOPS SSDs in the cloud will bring real performance benefits, with Google leading the charge

Dropbox finds its way into HP, Acer PCs and tablets

The cloud storage company is pursuing partnerships to grow its already massive user base

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Azure expands, while security, storage, APIs lift Office 365

Microsoft uncaps Office 365 storage, adds APIs, increases security, and boosts Azure's capabilities

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NetApp's hybrid cloud is all about storage, not compute

With its new hybrid cloud, NetApp creates a data fabric that interoperates with Amazon and other vendors

Microsoft gives Office 365 customers unlimited OneDrive storage

The decision applies to both consumer and business editions of the Office 365 cloud suite

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Eclipse shines light on cloud-based app dev

Eclipse Cloud Development initiative looks to host browser-based development tools in the cloud

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