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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.
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EMC acquires cloud storage management company TwinStrata

Storage vendor EMC has scooped up cloud storage management company TwinStrata, the companies announced Tuesday.

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.

Crossbar's new RRAM tech challenges flash storage

The hunt for memory technology to replace NAND flash storage within the next 10 years is under way, and startup Crossbar is planning to bringing its version of RRAM (resistive random-access memory) technology to market next year.

Google targets business users with cloud, Docs advances

After focusing on Android during much of today's lengthy keynote, Google officials turned their attention to the enterprise.

Google trumps Microsoft's 1TB of storage with unlimited space

Google today answered Microsoft's boost of cloud storage space by announcing it would give Google Apps for Business customers an unlimited amount of storage for an additional $5 a month per user.

Google reacts to Office 365 momentum with beefier Apps suite

Under pressure from Microsoft's Office 365, Google has launched a premium edition of Apps with unlimited cloud storage and extra IT controls, and has also improved the Docs office productivity suite.

Microsoft turns cloud storage into Office 365 feature

Microsoft's decision to boost free storage space to one terabyte for Office 365 subscribers is less a game changer for the rent-not-own concept than additional evidence that storage is transforming from a separate service to a feature, analysts argued today.

Dell Storage branches out with midsize arrays, software-defined systems

Dell plans to expand its storage lineup with a series of midsized SAN arrays and a portfolio of software-defined storage systems, furthering two prominent industry trends.

Microsoft to double OneDrive free space, slash extra storage prices up to 73%

Microsoft plans to double OneDrive's free storage space for consumers to 15GB from its previous allowance of 7GB.

Data Storage In Depth

Evan Schuman: What if you can't trust your inbox?

Goldman Sachs is taking Google to court to force the cloud vendor to delete an email accidentally sent to a Gmail user. The consequences of a ruling for Goldman would be devastating.

Review: Samsung's new 3D NAND SSD for 'Pros' is a superfast drive at a good price

Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD series has up to 1TB of capacity and is designed for workstations and high-end PCs.

Don't use the same external drive for backup and storage

Marios Papadopoulos stores media files on a 1TB external hard drive. He asked about using the same drive for backup.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Does HP have a development pipeline or a pipe dream?

HP claims that its light-based, next-generation Machine will do everything except scrub the kitchen sink. But given HP's recent innovation track record, why should we believe any of it?

Sync, store and share data with Transporter Sync

The scoop: Transporter Sync, by Connected Data, about $100 (plus cost of external storage drive)

Thornton May: The time is now for information governance. But do you even know what it is?

Information governance covers the entire spectrum of information management, but most people have a fuzzy notion of what it is. This must change, because the real value of information can't be fully realized unless it is properly governed.

Google Drive leads in features, lags in ease-of-use

This is the third in a series of three reviews covering the major online office productivity apps: Microsoft Office Online (Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online), Apple iWork for iCloud (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud), and in this article, Google Drive (with Docs, Sheets, and Slides) aka Google Docs and Google Apps.

Review: Exablox OneBlox is a storage admin's dream

Smoothly scalable, automatically redundant, set-it-and-forget-it NAS rewrites the network storage playbook

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

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