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Office Live Coming Nov. 15 (With Increased Storage)

Microsoft has announced the final release of Office Live will be on November 15, bringing a great set of web services to small businesses at low (or no) cost.

Replacing my home backup server with Amazon’s S3
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Not too long ago, Amazon released their Simple Storage Service (or “S3″ for short). It provides a hosted storage platform which developers can build all sorts of applications on top of. Smugmug, a popular photo sharing web site, is using it to store and host pictures.

Gmail Storage Limit

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

Toshiba Pumps Up Capacity of Dual-Format DVD

Today, Memory-Tech Corporation and Toshiba Corporation unveiled a single-sided, three-layer ROM disc for high capacity storage and playback on both DVD and HD DVD formats.

IBM Makes 4 (Count Em) Storage Announcements

IBM says it is “turbocharging” its storage system, announcing that the company has made one of the single largest expansions of its storage portfolio. The expansion includes IBM’s high-end disk systems, its N series portfolio, data retention solutions, and offerings for SMBs.

CIOs Tackle Data Storage

Data storage is becoming a problematic issue for many CIOs. The cost and complexity of storage, along with the sheer amount of information that must taken care of, can make for “a data retention nightmare.” There are ways to deal with the matter, however.

AOL Opening Free 5GB Xdrive Storage

As part of the company’s shift to an audience-supported model, AOL will offer all Internet users 5GB of free online storage through the Xdrive service it purchased in August 2005.

Network Attached Storage Devices

Network Attached Storage (NAS)is a way to store common data on a network. While many people think that NAS is only intended for businesses, it can be a great solution for home networking as well.

Sun and Avnet Strike Distribution Deal

Sun Microsystems and Avnet Technology Solutions announced a distribution agreement to offer the complete line of Sun StorageTek products to Avnet partners. Such an announcement has been expected since Sun acquired StorageTek last year.

Data Storage Defeating Itself?

According to some, the data storage industry is in danger of driving itself out of business (or at least out of profitability). Others feel that everything is fine and dandy, and will be for some time to come.

NAS – Network Attached Storage

Today’s businesses are digitized, online, and growing. Organizations of all sizes continue to generate increasing amounts of data, largely because of a growing number of applications and users generating and accessing data.

The Network Is The Storage Device

A new protocol allows for the usage of an Ethernet network and a bunch of low cost disks to store large amounts of data.

Storage Problems Simplified

“Our central file system was getting hammered in a way it had never been hammered before. The NFS caches couldn’t go fast enough — they did not have enough RAM on them.” Greg Brandeau, Pixar

Robots.txt Hints At Google Unlimited Data Storage

Garett Rogers, who clearly checks Google’s robots.txt before breakfast every day, spotted a new reference in it, to /uds/, which he speculates may refer to Google Unlimited Data Storage, a very uninspired product name for Gdrive.

SAN and NAS: What’s In A Name?

Did you read Tony Asaro’s latest? In his blog he talks about the end of SAN and NAS – and he’s right. Do you think anyone really cares about SAN or NAS? If you aren’t in the storage business, it’s a good bet that you don’t.

Use Multi Flash Card Readers to Overcome Data Storage Format Incompatibilities

As advanced consumer electronics like digital cameras, PDAs, multimedia mobile phones, and similar devices become increasingly affordable to the everyday user, we find ourselves having to keep track of more and more types of technology, which makes keeping all of our devices compatible with each other increasingly difficult.

End User Council at Storage Networking World

Storage Networking World (SNW) Spring 2006 is covering a lot of new ground. One area of discussion is going to be interoperability and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) End User Council (EUC) will attempt to explain the issues surrounding interoperability.

Amazon Selling Simple Storage Service

The online retailer has added a new service for users: a low-cost virtual closet where people can put in and take out their data online, and pay for just what they store and transfer.

Backups, On-line Storage, and Stupidity

We’re living in interesting times. With today’s release of Amazon.com’s S3 on-line storage service, we’re one step closer to the cheap on-line storage that so many don’t believe will be useful.

Hitachi Teams With Ingram

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) leapt into their first foray of the small-business channel business in a global distribution deal with Ingram Micro Inc. The distribution deal will cover small business units with fewer than 200 users and four to 20 servers.

Samsungs New Mobile Phone Storage: Cornice

Longmont, Colorado-based Cornice Inc. announced in January a new deal inked with Samsung for their 3 gigabyte Storage Element (SE) in the production of Samsung’s SGH-i300 embedded music smartphone.