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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.


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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Is Apple preparing to take $8B from Google?

Apple may hit Google with an $8 billion charge on its profits, as the analysts at CCS Insight predict the company will replace Google search with Bing as the default search engine on Apple products by the end of 2017.

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EMC helps VMAX, VNX storage arrays hook up with public clouds

On Tuesday, EMC introduced automatic tiering of data from its VMAX and VNX systems to public clouds including Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Platform.

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Google offers up to 1TB of free storage for 'Local Guides' posts

As part of its effort to populate its “Local Guides” feature, Google is offering up to 1TB of free cloud storage to anyone who reviews a restaurant.

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Dropbox goes enterprise (again). Too little, too late?

Dropbox has long been a Silicon Valley darling. Its star, however, has waned a little in recent years. Will the company's new enterprise focus help with that?

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Box boosts Windows 10's enterprise potential with new app

Box, the enterprise-focused cloud storage company, released a new app for Windows 10 that marks a major endorsement of Microsoft's developer platform strategy for its new operating system.

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Microsoft's OneDrive changes: Follow the money

Microsoft could raise more than $100 million in additional annual revenue for each percentage point of OneDrive users the company prods into paying for storage space.

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Windows smartphone owners question Microsoft's commitment after OneDrive space reduction

Microsoft decision to drastically slash the free allotment of its OneDrive storage service has annoyed Windows phone users.

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Dropbox woos large businesses with new Enterprise offering

Large enterprises have a new Dropbox product tailored for them that the company unveiled at its user conference in San Francisco.

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