Cloud and data explosion among big trends for enterprise IT, says survey
Cloud computing is one of the biggest trends facing enterprise IT departments today, according to a quarter of respondents in the latest NaviSite survey. Slashed budgets was the top trend according to 31% of those surveyed, with data explosion (25%) rounding off the top three.
The growth of cloud block storage: Building blocks in the cloud
Cloud block storage is a new way of thinking about how you store files and organise content. It allows you to abstract your infrastructure away from the implementation details specifying what hardware and operating system you need to manage to host the files your applications and organisation use.
Open cloud: Creating new opportunities for enterprise storage
An open cloud must have freely accessible, open application programming interfaces (APIs), the freedom to move data between providers at will and no on-site hardware requirement, according to Alex Williams writing at TechCrunch. And an open cloud is federated, meaning that your organization can move data, images and files across multiple cloud environments at will.
Apple’s iCloud most widely used cloud storage platform, beats Dropbox
According to the latest report published by Strategy Analytics, Apple is moving ahead of competitors Dropbox, Google and Amazon in the battle for cloud storage supremacy. Over a quarter (27%) of Americans polled said they had used iCloud, compared with 17% for Dropbox, with Amazon Cloud Drive (15%) and Google Drive (10%) trailing behind.
Need terabytes of cloud storage? No problem...
The term “big data” may be a bit of a misnomer. For some companies, big data is actually huge data. Even small companies now find themselves immersed in massive amounts of data of all sorts, which leads to the problem of storing all of it.
Interoute claims CloudStore is “game changer” for cloud computing
Cloud service provider Interoute has announced the launch of CloudStore, an enterprise app store which doubles up as a compute and storage facility, hosting OS and databases, as well as business apps.
Will Audiogalaxy buyout move Dropbox into a cloud music service?
There have been intriguing developments in terms of utilising the cloud as an entertainment vehicle during the past 24 hours, with Dropbox acquiring personal music streaming service Audiogalaxy and Amazon’s Cloud Player arriving on Samsung Smart TVs.
5 issues to consider before taking on cloud storage
While cloud storage is one of the hottest tech buzz terms right now, there are still many questions people have about the benefits of it.
Cloudy data sovereignty in Europe (part two)
Examining the 'safe harbour' approach to cloud data, and answering the question: who's ultimately responsible for data in the cloud?
Cloudy data sovereignty in Europe (part one)
Blatantly ignoring cloud in today's environment is not viable - and nor should it be. Ian Moyse focuses on SaaS and who hosts what data.