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Google Cloud Storage Gets Offline Media Import / Export

Google Cloud Storage Gets Offline Media Import / Export

Google announced the launch of Offline Media Import/Export for Google Cloud Storage, enabling users to load data into any class (Standard, DRA, Nearline) by sending physical media like hard disk drives, tapes, and USB drives to third-party service providers who upload data for you. The company says this will be helpful to you if you’re stuck with a slow, unreliable, …

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Alibaba Group’s Cloud Business Expands With New Data Center

Alibaba Group’s Cloud Business Expands With New Data Center

Aliyun, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced that it will set up a new cloud data center in Singapore, where the company will also base the headquarters for its overseas business. The center will launch next month. The company notes that the center utilizes a $1 billion investment in cloud computing from Alibaba Group, which will lead to …

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Study: 86% Of Enterprises To Connect To Multiple Cloud Providers Within 2 Years

Study: 86% Of Enterprises To Connect To Multiple Cloud Providers Within 2 Years

XO Communications recently commissioned a study from IDC, which found that most enterprises are planning to implement a “multicloud” strategy despite historically being “long-held concerns” about security and performance. More specifically, the number of enterprises that will connect their corporate networks to two or more cloud service providers will triple within the next two years, it finds. According to the …

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Google Makes Cloud Deployment Manager Generally Available

Google Makes Cloud Deployment Manager Generally Available

Back in May, Google released Cloud Deployment Manager in beta. It’s now generally available and ready for anybody to use for production. The tool lets you create, deploy, and manage Cloud Platform resources. You can create dynamic templates that describe your desired configuration and use it to create Cloud resources as a single deployment. In a blog post, Google lists …

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Dropbox Adds File Requests For Collecting Files From Groups

Dropbox Adds File Requests For Collecting Files From Groups

Dropbox announced a new feature for file requests so users can more easily collect files of any size from groups on any platform regardless of device. “Existing solutions to collect files – email, text messaging, social media, FTP servers, or even physically mailing hard drives – are clunky and often limited by file size,” a Dropbox spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Dropbox’s …

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Need More Storage? Google and Microsoft Are Both Giving It Away Right Now

Are you running out of cloud storage? If so, two major providers are giving it away right now. Microsoft is offering 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for the next two years – and all you have to do is sign up for Bing Rewards. Don’t know what Bing Rewards is? It’s pretty simple. Bing Rewards offers credits for everyday searches, …

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Oracle Announces Datalogix Acquisition

Oracle announced that it’s acquiring consumer data collection company Datalogix, which currently aggregates and provides data for over $2 trillion of consumer spending from 1,500 data partners. This data is used to provide ad targeting. Datalogix is already in use by 82 of the top 100 advertisers in the U.S. as well as 7 of the top 8 digital media …

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Google Announces Container Engine And More Cloud Platform News

Google is holding its Cloud Platform Live event today in San Francisco, where it has already made some big announcements. One of these is Google Container Engine which lets you run Docker containers in compute clusters, powered by the previously announced Kubernetes. Kubernetes, an open source container manager, was announced back in June. More on that here. “Google Container Engine …

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Amazon Prime’s Newest Perk Is Unlimited Photo Storage

Amazon Prime members have a new perk to help justify the annual fee – free, unlimited photo storage in the Amazon Cloud Drive. Amazon is calling it Prime Photos, and it extends the free, unlimited storage offering previously available to Fire Phone owners to any Prime customer. “This time of year in particular, families are capturing thousands of photos of …

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Cisco Announces Metacloud Acquisition Plans

Cisco just announced that it intends to acquire private cloud company Metacloud to accelerate its own “intercloud” strategy. Metacloud says the deal will not affect users’ environments, and that it already has account reps reaching out to customers to answer questions. It counts Tableau, Ooyala, SK Planet, and Tapjoy among its customers. “Metacloud’s OpenStack-based cloud platform will accelerate Cisco’s strategy …

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Salesforce Aims To Give Companies LinkedIn-Like Community Experience

Salesforce announced the launch of the Salesforce1 Community Cloud, which it says propels the company into the fast-growing $3.5 billion enterprise collaboration market. According to Salesforce, the offering enables companies to create their own trusted LinkedIn-like communities, which are connected to their own business processes. These, the company says, can be used to engage customers, partners, and employees in a …

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Amazon Web Services Launches Storage, Mobile Developer Solutions

Amazon just made a couple of Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements, involving some new capabilities for mobile developers and a new enterprise storage and sharing service. The storage service is called Amazon Zocalo. Starting in limited preview today, Amazon describes it as a ” fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that …

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