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Microsoft to offer three new ways to store big data on Azure

Microsoft will soon offer three additional ways for enterprises to store data on Azure.

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Microsoft, Dropbox push partnership with browser-based Office integration

Microsoft and Dropbox yesterday expanded the links between Office and online storage, delivering on pledges made last November when they inked their partnership

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150 years after Lincoln assassination, massive online archive goes live

As the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination approaches, two universities and Iron Mountain have unveiled a massive online archive dedicated to him that contains nearly 100,000 documents.

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Amazon offers network file storage in the cloud

Amazon Web Services continues to chip away at the enterprise storage market, with plans for a new service designed to be a nimbler alternative to network attached storage appliances.

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Not to be outdone, Amazon unleashes unlimited storage for $5 a month

Amazon announced unlimited cloud storage with Amazon Cloud Drive for $60 per year and Unlimited Photos Plan for $12 per year, the equivalent of less than $1 per month.

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Apple buys into big data?

Reports claim Apple has agreed to purchase FoundationDB, manufacturer of powerful future-focused databasing software.

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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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