Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Seagate scoffs at helium, ships world’s first 8TB hard drive

Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app | Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

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Seagate scoffs at helium, ships world's first 8TB hard drive
Seagate today announced it's shipping to enterprise customers the world's first 8TB hard disk drive, raising the bar against rivals such as Western Digital, which uses helium to boost its own drive capacity.Seagate's new 8TB drive comes in a 3.5-in form factor and is aimed at allowing corporate data centers to create more dense storage arrays for cloud content, object-based storage and data backups. Seagate Seagate’s 6TB hard drive, announced in April, had an areal density increase that lept from from 831 bits per square inch in the previous 4TB drive to 1,000 bits per square inch.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Evaluating File Sync: 12 Questions to Ask about Security
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Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app
Microsoft has consolidated the consumer and enterprise editions of OneDrive under a single Android app, a move it plans to replicate across all the platforms that the cloud storage service runs on.In an update rolling out Thursday, the Android app will give users access to both their OneDrive and OneDrive for Business accounts, so that they have their personal and work files in a single place. The files will be listed separately under work and personal categories within the app.Microsoft said this is “the first example” of a process to create “a single, unified OneDrive experience” that matches people’s usage of their devices for both professional and personal matters.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available
Enterprises that want to share and store files online have yet another option now that Amazon Web Services has opened its Zocalo service to general availability.This year has seen Amazon focus more on services aimed directly at end users; besides Zocalo it has also come out with hosted WorkSpaces virtual desktops. There is already heavy competition in this arena from Dropbox, Google, Microsoft and VMware, among others.Amazon announced Zocalo in July and pitched the service as an enterprise-friendly way to store and share files. It lets administrators control security policies, user access and storage limits. Administrators can configure policies to prevent employees from sharing documents externally, for example. Integration with Active Directory is possible thanks to the Connect feature.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Cotap, a WhatsApp for the enterprise, links with cloud storage providers
Cotap, a startup launched last year that provides a WhatsApp-like messaging service for the workplace, has integrated its product with four leading cloud storage providers and released a desktop app, as it jockeys for position in the enterprise communications market.Cotap, led by two former Yammer executives, has linked its product with Box, Dropbox, Google’s Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive, to simplify how users can share files kept in these cloud storage services. The integration was built using Box’s View API, which delivers what Cotap describes as “high quality” mobile rendering of the files that are shared and launched.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

VMware calls new "hyper-converged" system a building block for software-defined data centers
SAN FRANCISCO – VMware this week unveiled at its VMworld event the first in a family of “hyper-converged” systems, a product called EVO:RAIL that it says will help customers build software-defined data centers. The product combines compute, network and storage functionality in a single appliance, and comes in a standard 2U form factor with four nodes. + MORE VMWORLD: VMware takes its best shot at the cloud | Hot products from VMWorld 2014 +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

EMC gives VMware admins the reins to replication and recovery
EMC is putting replication and recovery into the hands of VMware administrators with a software version of its RecoverPoint appliance that’s designed for cloud computing.The new tool, RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, works within the VMware vCenter management platform and can use storage from any vendor, EMC announced Tuesday at VMworld in San Francisco. The system can span direct-attached storage, network-attached storage and storage area networks. RecoverPoint for VMs is due to be available in October. Support for other hypervisors will come later, the company said.As virtualization and cloud computing gradually dominate IT architectures, EMC is seeking to put the point of storage control closer to the application. RecoverPoint for VMs lets virtualization administrators create replica VMs without help from specialists overseeing the backup infrastructure or the network that connects it, said Elizabeth Phalen, vice president of EMC’s Data Mobility business, in an online video presentation.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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