Review Of The Top Cloud Storage Providers In The Consumer Segment Cloud storage in the consumer segment is really hotting up, as providers across the spectrum vie for consumer data that would provide them with the scale to roll out a variety of value-added services. In this review, we will consider the seven leading services that account for most of the market, and help you decide the right one for your needs. The four parameters I consider are: size of free storage space; third-party integration; ease of access across multiple platforms; and value-added services. I believe these to be the
Microsoft ventures big into the Indian cloud market On April 12, Microsoft announced its biggest collaboration in the cloud segment by working with India’s AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) to setup up its Live@Edu cloud solution at over 10,000 colleges in India. This could potentially bring 7.5 million new users to its cloud and can portend a big expansion in this market in the future. Though Microsoft claims it as a corporate social responsibility initiative as the solution is given for free, it is a smart business move that could open up a huge market for cloud computing.
Why Startups Should Embrace Cloud Computing? I run a tech startup and I know some the pains of running a tech startup. Startups have limited budgets and even limited tech support, but have to work around the limitations to build a cutting edge product. This is where cloud computing can help, and all startups must try their best to leverage the tools provided by this new paradigm. Here are some reasons why startups should embrace cloud computing tools: Cloud computing helps move the Capital Expenditures (CapEx) of buying servers and running a mini datacenter to Operational Expenditures (OpEx) of paying
Will Google’s G-Drive Turbo Charge the Consumer Cloud? The rumors on Google’s cloud storage solution – G Drive is back, after a couple of years of hiatus. Leaks based on the screenshots reveled here and here point to a service with a 5 GB free storage to be launched in the middle of April. Google is already venturing big into the cloud computing space with launch of Google Music and Google Play. Will this revolutionize the consumer cloud market? While Dropbox, Apple iCloud, Microsoft Skydrive and other cloud providers have increased their user base, the amount of cloud usage (both
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The First Cloud App By David Fletcher
The Cloud Aggregators Are Coming! When we started to think about cloud aggregation at Hojoki back in 2010, cloud apps had been around for some time but were not the de facto standard in many teams like we see today. Lots of people would still search for “scrum tool download” or something similar to find a project management tool. Today, for vast majority of us, it’s crystal clear that we don’t search for something to download but for something to use. We search for a cloud app. With this trend, new challenges arise. With so many apps in the cloud,