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    Egnyte launches in Europe: Why the CEO believes the time is right

    James Bourne

    Enterprise file-sharing platform provider Egnyte has today announced significant expansion in Europe, hiring a general manager and opening up a London branch. The company has moved Mark Rattley to the top EMEA job, with the former EMC vice president of sales coming on board as vice president and general manager for the new Egnyte Europe.

    About 1 week, 3 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, Europe, Storage
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    OneBigDrive chief: Microsoft OneDrive naming “could lead to confusion”

    James Bourne

    Nikola Pizurica, president of the company which provides the OneBigDrive cloud storage app, has told CloudTech that while Microsoft renaming its storage biz OneDrive “could lead to some confusion” for his firm, the company is focused on its own goals.

    About 1 week, 4 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Interview, Microsoft, SMEs, Storage
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    FlintHosts to offer charities free shared and discounted cloud hosting

    James Bourne

    UK-based hosting provider FlintHosts has announced the launch of Flint|Charity, a service which offers free shared hosting and discounted cloud hosting to charities. The free shared package allows for up to 1GB of storage, one hour of free technical support and a name check from the company, while the cloud package offers the requisite name check, hosting on Flint’s enterprise level platform at a 50% discount with fully managed service.

    About 2 weeks, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, PublicSector, Storage
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    Adopting the cloud: The network strikes back

    Geoff Bennett

    With every passing day, more and more IT managers are taking the plunge and opting for the world of cloud. This comes as no surprise when you consider the benefits it brings. But with any new technology as soon as the honeymoon period is over, the real work begins. Cloud traffic is growing at an alarming rate, but this the pressure is on the network operators carrying the cloud, not the enterprises using the cloud, to deliver.

    About 2 weeks, 3 days ago - 2 comments - Categories: Enterprise, Storage
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    After Google and Amazon slash their cloud prices, Microsoft follows suit

    James Bourne

    Microsoft has announced price cuts on its compute facility by up to 35% and its storage by up to 65%, days after Google and Amazon Web Services did likewise. Perhaps this is the least surprising news of the year – Amazon’s price cuts being the second least surprising. That said, everyone suspected Redmond’s cloud announcement wasn’t going to be just renaming Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure.

    About 2 weeks, 4 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: IaaS, Infrastructure, Microsoft, Storage, Vendors
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    Why organisations should consider cloud-based backup and recovery

    Ovum StraightTalk

    The last decade has seen massive growth in data volumes and there has been a corresponding seismic shift in the way in which organizations deal with data. While storage technology has become relatively affordable and improved, it has struggled to keep pace with the data growth.

    About 2 weeks, 5 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Infrastructure, Storage
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    Thames flooding flushes out flawed thinking on London data centre location

    NGD

    Time and tide wait for no one. Wise words and all the more so amid the recent flooding experienced up and down the country with even the Thames bursting its banks just a few miles short of central London. If it wasn’t for the Thames Barrier who knows what might have happened? It’s sobering that a fifth of all the 30 year old barrier’s closures took place in the first two months of 2014. Not surprisingly this has sparked fresh calls for the building of a new one should the current one fail through overuse.

    About 3 weeks, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Opinion, PublicSector, Scalability, Storage
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    Amazon responds to Google: You’ve slashed your prices – now here’s ours

    James Bourne

    Amazon Web Services has announced big price cuts across its cloud computing portfolio at an event in San Francisco – one day after rival Google did the same. Andy Jassy, AWS senior vice president, explained to delegates in his keynote speech that lowering prices was “not new” for AWS, laying out the company’s latest price drop.

    About 3 weeks, 3 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, IaaS, Industry, Storage
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    Aaron Levie signs off chairman’s letter “Go cloud!” as Box prepares for IPO

    James Bourne

    You can’t say it wasn’t coming. Cloud storage provider Box has announced its public offering after a huge amount of rumour and conjecture, with the overall amount raised expected to hit around $250m. The company is looking to trade under the NYSE symbol ‘BOX’ and confirms reports in January that the cloud storage bods had confidentially filed.

    About 3 weeks, 5 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, Hype, Industry, Storage
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    Box vs Dropbox: The tale of the tape [infographic]

    James Bourne

    Box CEO Aaron Levie might have said that there was no direct rivalry between his company and Dropbox, but as both companies hurtle towards an IPO, it’s difficult not to compare the two.

    About 1 month ago - 0 comments - Categories: Infographic, JustForFun, Storage
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