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12 free cloud storage options

With all the public cloud storage offerings on the market today, many vendors just want customers to sign up for their services. So, in return for a new account, many offer free cloud storage.

AeroFS makes cloud collaboration free for up to 30 users

Security-focused service offers a private enterprise cloud with unlimited data

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Google’s new service quickly takes cold data off ice

Google's new storage service is designed for companies of all sizes.

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Review: BitTorrent delivers cloud-free 'Dropbox for business'

New BitTorrent Sync 2.0 aims for business users with user-management and NAS-synchronization features, but its decentralized design complicates integration into larger organizations.

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Google+ SHAKEUP: Besbris subtracted, Horowitz added, confusion multiplied

Is Google splitting up Google Plus? It appears so. There's also a new Google+ czar in town to right wrongs with its ailing social network. If Google will let him, that is...

Update: Microsoft throws free OneDrive storage at consumers

Microsoft has kicked off a free 100GB OneDrive upgrade to U.S. Dropbox users, hoping to prompt desertions from the rival storage service.

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So. IBM starts Spectrum storage software strategy. Satisfactory?

IBM is crowing about investing $1B in storage software. But not just any old software. Oh no. Big, intelligent, software-defined storage software. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get the blues.

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IBM puts software and cloud at the center of storage

Major storage vendors and startups alike are now pushing software-defined systems spanning anything from a set of arrays to a whole enterprise.

Box gets customer-managed key encryption

Fresh off its initial public offering, cloud file synch share and storage company Box has a new Enterprise Key Management (EKM) offering out this week that analysts say could ease customer concerns with using a cloud-based service.

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Warning: Apple wants to get you hooked on iCloud

Apple keeps on integrating iCloud within its platforms -- but the free space it offers is a joke!

Google hands out free Drive space for running quick security checklist

Google today said it would give users of its Google Drive cloud storage service an additional 2GB if they ran a three-step security checkup.

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Box adds enterprise key management to overcome last hurdle to the cloud

Box today unveiled the beta of Box Enterprise Key Management, a new security model that lets users securely stash encryption keys in the cloud.

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Backblaze releases raw data on all 41,000 HDDs in its data center

Online backup provider Backblaze today released raw performance data collected over three years on drives in its data center, allowing the public to pore over failure rates from various vendors models.

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Microsoft previews OneDrive for Business for the Mac

Microsoft on Wednesday released the promised preview of OneDrive for Business for OS X, the first way to sidestep the browser to access company documents and the only way to sync files for offline use on a Mac.

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Dropbox buys Pixelapse to add version control for visual designers

Dropbox has acquired visual design version control startup Pixelapse, adding another arrow to its competitive quiver.

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As Box's IPO looms, so do challenges

The road to an initial public offering is rarely smooth, but Box's journey has been one of the bumpier ones.

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Google supercharges cloud storage for databases with Local SSD

If you want the fastest possible storage performance for a database as inexpensively as possible, Google's cloud-based Local SSD for its Compute Engine platform could be the answer.

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

Dropbox has finally released an app for Microsoft's smartphones.

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