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Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud servers

Box has patched the Heartbleed security hole on its servers and has advised its customers to change their passwords.
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Dropbox diversifies beyond storage with photos, collaboration apps

Dropbox, the cloud storage and file sharing vendor, is expanding its scope into photo management and document collaboration.

Dropbox for Business leaves beta, aims for workplace adoption

Dropbox unwrapped the enterprise edition of its cloud storage and file sync service on Wednesday, as it seeks to expand its customer base from consumers to businesses.

MediaFire offers 1TB of cloud storage for $2.50

MediaFire has launched a storage and file-sharing service that it argues is more secure than Amazon's.

Hynix reveals world's first 128GB DDR4 memory module

SK Hynix said it has developed the world's first 128GB DDR4 memory module, with twice the capacity of the company's current 64GB module.

HP touts speedy Z Turbo Drive PCI-Express SSDs

Hewlett-Packard's new Z Turbo Drive solid-state drives will be faster than conventional SSDs that plug into hard-drive slots, the company said.

Seagate releases 6TB hard drive, its fastest yet

Seagate has released its first 6TB hard drive, saying that it was able to reach that capacity without using helium like rival Western Digital.

Canonical to close Ubuntu One cloud-storage service

Canonical is shutting down its Ubuntu One cloud-storage service rather than continue to go up against competitors such as Dropbox, Google Drive and EMC Syncplicity.

Wanted: Developers who can make outdated documents readable again

The Document Foundation is looking for developers who want to help make documents locked in old, outdated and inaccessible file formats readable again.

Western Digital's 'MyCloud' has been broken for 5 days

WDs My Cloud and My Book Live have been experiencing intermittent server issues that have disrupted remote access for customers attempting to connect to the cloud storage products for five days.

Data Storage In Depth

Review: Riverbed brings branch office storage back to the data center

Riverbed Granite 2.5 eliminates remote office server administration and backup pains by delivering iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage over the WAN

Review: Netgear's ReadyData makes a splash with flash

Netgear's better, faster rack-mount NAS and iSCSI SAN makes the case for enterprise workloads with read and write caching and unlimited snapshots

12 Ways to Disaster-Proof Your Critical Business Data

How can you keep critical data safe when disaster strikes? There is no one magic answer, but there are steps your business can and should take to protect important files and applications in the event of a disaster.

Review: 3 new scanners store your documents in the cloud

If you regularly need to store documents in the cloud, a desktop scanner could help. We look at three new devices from Brother, Neat Company and DCT that approach the task in different ways.

Storage on a budget: GlusterFS shines in open source storage test

One alternative to buying expensive storage-area networks or other hardware-based dedicated storage is to deploy open source storage software on existing server hardware. For this test, we evaluated three such open source storage products, GlusterFS 3.3, Ceph 0.72 and Apache Hadoop 2.2.0.

Review: 4 NAS appliances deliver big storage cheap

12-bay rack-mount systems from QNAP, Netgear, LenovoEMC, and Infortrend combine huge storage capacities, business-grade features, smooth setup, and easy administration

Flash your way to better VMware performance

PernixData FVP clusters server-side flash to improve virtual machine performance and reduce SAN latency

Storage: The ugly truth about virtualization

Mobility has brought back I/O problems after two decades. (Insider; registration required)

Review: Dell Compellent storage delivers flash speeds at disk prices

Dell's latest update to the Compellent Storage Center includes a novel approach to tiered SSDs, but it comes with caveats

4 Tech Innovations That Improve Data Center Scalability

In today's business environment, companies are expected to grow quickly. This means their data centers must grow quickly, too. These four technological advances will help firms scale up -- and down, when necessary -- so growth doesn't turn into a bad thing.