Just a few short years ago, cloud storage services that synced files and folders across multiple PCs and mobile devices were just a dream. But thanks to the rapid rise of entities like Dropbox, SugarSync, and Google Drive, cloud storage and syncing services are nearly ubiquitous today, acting as hard drives in the sky that help you do all kinds of things—such as creating a...
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Not content with open sourcing the server and storage hardware inside data centers, Facebook's Open Compute Project has teamed up with others to build an open source top of rack switch. Here's why it matters.
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The cloud is the latest thing in data storage, but is it the best thing for your business? Here are three expert points of view that can help identify which workloads are good candidates for the cloud, calculate the true costs of cloud storage and more.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has lowered the cost of running Windows on its cloud, while Google announced a reduction on all Compute Engine pricing. Google has also expanded the number of virtual servers users can choose from and made its cloud more Euro friendly.Competition in the market for public cloud platform and infrastructure services is heating up, as vendors compete...
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OnApp and Dell have teamed up to create pretested cloud packages for service providers and make it easier for them to roll out services, which could result in more competition in the cloud space. The packages provide all that's needed to roll out a virtual infrastructure for public and private cloud services, the companies said. They combine a fully managed installation of...
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Apple is the leading consumer cloud storage provider, beating out Dropbox, Amazon, and Google according to a new survey. The survey of 2,300 consumers who regularly use the Internet was conducted in October by research firm Strategy Analytics. It found that 27% of consumers have used Apple's iCloud followed by 17% for Dropbox, 15% for Amazon Cloud Drive, and 10% for Google...
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As more companies build their businesses on cloud infrastructure, it's important to not only understand the technical decisions behind their architecture, but also the economic ones. That's one of the topics we'll explore at Structure.
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When it comes to cloud storage, there are a whole bunch of fluffy options up there in the proverbial sky. Maybe you need unlimited storage, or maybe you need it for free. Here's a list of the ones that are the best at what they do. More »
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So who will be number two in public cloud after Amazon Web Services? Smart money is now on Google Compute Engine. With caveats, of course.
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Getting into Google Compute Engine isn't impossible, but it isn't super easy either. You sign up and wait. Now Google is opening the door to new users willing to pay for support.
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