Dropbox Leads the Way in Cloud Storage Most cloud service startups rely on newer and more appealing technology than the bigger guys. When a big IT corporation like Google releases its own cloud storage similar to that of a startup cloud service, those smaller cloud service providers tend to disappear in the dust. The industry, however, has definitely changed. Dropbox, a startup cloud service provider, has been leading the way in cloud storage and has kept up with the big guys, including Google’s newest cloud service. Enter Google Drive In April 2012, Google released the long-awaited Drive cloud storage service.
Cloudability, The Mint.com For Cloud Storage Cloud storage is not just a place where a company or individual stuffs their files; it also creates a more functional business plan. For most business owners, their IT budget is sloppy and unclear. Enter Cloudability. This new company markets itself as the “Mint.com for cloud storage” since it monitors a company’s cloud computing spending, rather than storing the actual files. Does Cloudability Really Serve a Purpose? Many traditional business owners would look at the idea of Cloudability and dismiss it, but according to the beta statistics from Cloudability’s release in November 2011, Cloudability
Cloud Infographic: Google Drive Vs The Competition There are hundreds of cloud services available today, a fact which does not make it any easier for users to select a cloud storage provider that fits their needs. Google is no longer the only kid on the cloud computing block. In fact, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and even private parties are entering into the cloud storage industry, and rather aggressively. The race is on for these cloud storage services to bring in the most customers and attract the most attention, but who is the best of the best? Answering this question is not as
The Real Value Of Cloud Storage Many businesses are learning about the many advantages of the cloud, but most of them do not understand the true value of cloud computing and cloud storage. Although many providers like to talk about certain aspects of the cloud that sound good at first, they tend to ignore the kinds of perks in the cloud that can really bring a good amount of value to any business. The main perk that you get from using cloud storage is that you can make changes to your projects and data very quickly. When all of your
Storing And Consolidating Your Data All That Data: It Has To Go Somewhere Mass effect it all has to go somewhere Word is that the internet is filling up. Okay so that might be a stretch, but is it really? About a year ago the internet gurus from around the globe realized that when you open a website, take up room, host something or do anything else on the net, it takes up space. Not a ton of space but enough that slowly but surely all that information becomes a giant mess that has to go somewhere. But where does
Google Drive: Just Another Collaboration Tool? If you’ve logged into Google lately, you may have noticed that their new product, Google Drive, is replacing their old documents product. Google Drive is being billed as their ultimate in cloud storage and comes with 5 GB of free space. You have the ability to use Google Drive with both PCs and Macs. In addition, you can currently use it on Android devices, and iPhone/iPad apps are coming soon, according to their website. My first thought was from a business perspective—am I going to benefit in any way from using Google Drive? What
Cloud Storage: Comparing Box and Egnytes Cloud storage is a model of networked storage utilizing the wide reach of the internet to bring storage services to virtually anyone who has an internet connection. This type of online storage stores data in virtualized pools usually hosted by third party providers. Storage hosting companies operate large and distributed data centers and they sell or lease certain amounts of storage capacity to clients. The provider virtualizes the storage resources and provides them according to the needs of customers who store data objects or files on them. Even though the customer might be renting
7 Reasons Why You Need To Move From Archival Tapes To Cloud Backup Solutions Even though cloud backup solutions have matured a lot over the past ten years, many enterprises are still in the storage-tape era. Although discs and optical drives were supposed to kill them in the 1990s, tapes have hung on. While consumers have waved goodbye to their VHS and audio cassettes, many enterprises still find tapes indispensable. The primary advantages of tape include low cost, no bandwidth requirements and ease of portability (can you move 100 TB across town in an hour using any other means?). However,