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  • Microsoft is making Big Data really small using DNA

    Microsoft has partnered with a San Francisco-based company to encode information on synthetic DNA to test its potential as a new medium for data storage.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank28 April 16 10:32
  • The rise of SSDs over hard drives, debunked

    In spite of a recent report to the contrary, solid-state drives (SSDs) will not surpass hard disk drives (HDDs) in either price or capacity any time soon, according to industry analysts.

    Written by Lucas Mearian24 June 15 04:21
  • Dropbox dives deeper into the enterprise

    Dropbox has beefed up its Dropbox for Business product as the organisation looks to make greater inroads in the enterprise market.

    Written by Byron Connolly05 June 15 09:51
  • Building a healthy storage array

    A storage area network (SAN) crash two years ago was the catalyst for a long rebuild process at Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home.

    Written by Hamish Barwick29 Sept. 14 09:51
  • Microsoft turns Cloud storage into Office 365 feature

    Microsoft's decision to boost free storage space to one terabyte for Office 365 subscribers is less a game changer for the rent-not-own concept than additional evidence that storage is transforming from a separate service to a feature, analysts have argued.

    Written by Gregg Keizer26 June 14 00:18
  • SanDisk ships its first self-encrypting SSDs

    SanDisk today announced its SanDisk X300s SSD line-up, which uses TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft Encrypted Hard Drive hardware-based encryption, coupled with a new SSD administration dashboard.

    Written by Lucas Mearian14 May 14 07:15
  • Microsoft kills SkyDrive, launches OneDrive

    Three weeks after announcing OneDrive as the new label for SkyDrive, Microsoft today activated the renamed storage service, and offered some new incentives that give customers more space.

    Written by Gregg Keizer19 Feb. 14 14:49
  • Online backup service SugarSync moves to paid-only model

    SugarSync, which has offered 5GB of free capacity since its founding, today announced it will only offer that as a trial and that all capacity after the trial will have to be paid for.

    Written by Lucas Mearian10 Dec. 13 18:10