If recent leaks to media outlets are accurate, Google’s long-anticipated GDrive might finally be here soon. It seems to have evolved quite a bit from the original concept, which was to extend the capabilities of Google Desktop with personal, searchable storage. But innovation has since shifted away from the desktop—the new world is mobile, dominated by smartphones and tablets.
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There’s no shortage of cloud service providers these days, but new tests from Nasuni, a provider of storage systems that are integrated with multiple back-end cloud storage services, finds that not all cloud computing platforms are created equal.
Each year in our Partner Programs Guide, we bring you a detailed look at all the leading hardware and software vendor partner programs. Of those, a few get our 5-star award, based on their commitment to the channel, breadth of program offerings and services offered to their partners. Here you'll find information on our 5-star partner programs in the storage space, including SAN and NAS, backup systems, disk drives and cloud storage.
I’ve been talking to users in the last few weeks for an upcoming Defensible Deletion report (about which: more later). Few have solved this particular problem more than tactically. Even law firms who counsel and authorize their clients to expire data can be notorious hoarders themselves.
Test results published by cloud storage provider Nasuni this week suggest it's easier to move terabytes of data to Amazon Web Services S3 service than to Microsoft's Windows Azure or Rackspace's Cloud Files.
If your enterprise finds itself needing to transfer a lot of data in the cloud, beware: depending on where the data's being moved to, it can take a long time.
Clouds based on open-source OpenStack software may not be as good at ingesting large amounts of data as those from Microsoft or Amazon, a study has found.
Do you ever wonder how long it would take to move a dozen terabytes from one cloud provider to another, or even between two accounts in the same cloud?
Probably not, if you’re sane. But maybe you do if you have data in the cloud and think you might want to switch one day for performance or pricing reasons. And you definitely do if you’re a cloud storage vendor that promises service levels that might require non-disruptive cloud-to-cloud migration.