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Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of technology for migrating, managing and monetizing large-scale media content.

Microsoft pulls OneDrive for Business patch issued Tuesday

Microsoft yesterday pulled another patch, this one released Tuesday, meant to fix OneDrive for Business, the online storage service for employees running Office 365.

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Apple starts selling lower-cost iCloud storage, adds iCloud Drive to beta website

Apple on Wednesday flipped the switch on its new iCloud storage plan prices.

Apple reveals new iCloud storage prices

With little fanfare Apple yesterday published monthly prices for its expanded iCloud storage plans.

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WD leapfrogs Seagate with world’s highest capacity 10TB helium drive, new flash drives

WD today announced 8TB and 10TB helium-filled hard drive line, as well as several enterprise storage announcements around archive and near-line storage platforms.

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Microsoft's StorSimple: A first look at the 8000 series

These arrays add a cloud tier to the traditional storage tiering approach, but the high price tag and the Azure-only feature set could be deal-breakers.

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Western Digital enters the wireless driver fray

WD has announced its first wireless hard drive, a 500GB-2TB device that works with iOS or Android devices.

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Box to beef up cloud storage with workflow engine

Box also rolled out consulting services and tailored packages for vertical industries

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Celebrity nude photos scandal a wake-up call for cloud users

An apparent hack of cloud storage sites that caused a slew of nude images of female celebrities to hit the Internet over the weekend should serve as a wake-up call for the public, and for enterprises, to be more cautious with the...

Microsoft begins dropping OneDrive's 2GB file size limit

Microsoft's following in the footsteps of Dropbox and Google Drive by removing OneDrive's 2GB file size limit, albeit with little fanfare.

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Seagate scoffs at helium, ships world’s first 8TB hard drive

After sending out samples to some customers last month, Seagate today announced the general availability of its highest capacity 3.5-in hard drive.

Microsoft tweaks SharePoint Online to free up site storage

Microsoft has tweaked the controls in SharePoint Online to let administrators make better use of storage resources allocated to SharePoint websites.

Dropbox gives its Android app search feature a massive facelift

Dropbox has improved the search engine of its Android application, as well as given it a document preview feature.

Microsoft boosts OneDrive storage to free terabyte

Microsoft has begun boosting the free allowance of its OneDrive cloud-based storage service to one terabyte for subscribers to consumer and college student Office 365 plans.

Zimbra buys its way into cloud storage market

Cloud storage and file-sharing fever has hit Zimbra.

Microsoft buys InMage to boost Azure Site Recovery

Microsoft plans to enhance its Azure cloud backup and recovery by integrating technology from InMage, a business continuity vendor it just acquired.

EMC unleashes VMAX3 and buys TwinStrata

No LOL: EMC CEO Joe Tucci. Storage behemoth EMC (NYSE:EMC) has a bunch of announcements. New products, upgrades and an acquisition are the order of the day. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers round up the cloudy details. Your...

Terabyte boost of OneDrive for Business starts

Microsoft has begun rolling out the one terabyte of storage it promised to users of OneDrive for Business two months ago.

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