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EMC World kicks off with cloud backup and cheaper flash arrays

EMC is kicking off its EMC World user conference with a new backup offering and a storage array priced for mid-sized enterprises.

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Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity

Dropbox has a futuristic vision for how its users will be able to share massive files and have quick access to them on their computers, without their hard drives overflowing.

Microsoft gives OneDrive users until July to shrink their storage

Microsoft has given users of its OneDrive cloud storage service a 90-day notice that their free allowance will be scaled back from 15GB to 5GB in late July, according to emails and reports from customers.

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Box goes international with AWS- and IBM-powered Zones feature

Box is trying to make it easier for companies outside the U.S. to comply with regulatory requirements about where their data is stored.

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Dropbox takes the reins, moves off AWS and onto its own infrastructure

After years of relying on the Amazon cloud to store its users' files, Dropbox has shifted gears and begun using primarily its own technology instead.

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Dropbox has half a billion users, but needs more paying businesses

Dropbox reached a new user milestone on Monday, with 500 million registered accounts. But it remains to be seen whether that will lead to a healthy business.

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Box helps businesses better control encryption of cloud data

Box has made it easier for its customers to control how stored data is encrypted with an update announced Thursday.

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Box, Dropbox users can now edit Office documents together in real time

Business users who rely on cloud storage providers like Dropbox and Box now have some improved tools in their collaboration arsenal, thanks to a set of integrations that Microsoft announced.

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NetApp buys SolidFire, Hitachi Data Systems rolls out all-flash array. Coincidence? (Spoiler alert: Nope)

Flash storage is hot. So hot that it gets near billion dollar acquisition offers and big moves from incumbents.

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Seagate touts fastest desktop drive and slimmest 2TB backup drive

Seagate and its LaCie subsidiary unveiled a new line of mobile and desktop drives, offering users the company's thinnest designs and USB C-type connectivity with up to 10Gbps throughput.

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Is Dropbox planning a P2P option?

Dropbox has been granted a patent on a new peer-to-peer file-sharing technology that suggests it may be planning an alternative to its existing cloud-based service.

Microsoft limits unlimited OneDrive for Business storage to priciest Office 365 enterprise plans

Microsoft has decided that only the priciest enterprise Office 365 subscription plans will be eligible for an unlimited OneDrive for Business storage allotment.

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Microsoft launches new OneDrive for Business sync client, developer kit

OneDrive for Business entered the next stage of its evolution as a product on Wednesday when Microsoft launched a series of updates that are aimed at improving its cloud storage and productivity service for businesses and other large...

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Salesforce and Box join forces to ease file access for workers

Box and Salesforce announced a new partnership Wednesday aimed at helping their joint customers get work done more efficiently by bringing documents from their cloud storage and content management solution into Salesforce.

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Backblaze B2 -- Crazy cloud pricing undercuts Amazon S3

Backblaze is no longer just a backup company. It now also offers Backblaze B2—a full object storage cloud service, using the same DIY, Pod-based architecture.

Microsoft apologizes for riling OneDrive users, restores some free storage space on request

Microsoft on Friday apologized for how it conveyed last month's decision to slash OneDrive storage allotments, and restored the 15GB of free cloud storage space to current users who asked for it.

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WD ships world's first 10TB helium-filled hard drive

WD unveiled a 10TB helium-filled hard drive that represents a 25% increase in capacity over the previous generation drive.

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Cloud services targeted as French Senate enlarges police search powers

Three more months of extraordinary police powers and the extension of warrantless searches to include cloud storage services accessible from computers in France: Those were among the changes voted unanimously by French senators Friday...

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