Cloud vendors, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure, all offer a variety of cloud services, ranging from high-performance, SSD-based capacity, to long-latency archive storage, at prices ranging from high to relatively low. But most applications have a variety of I/O needs, from latency-sensitive metadata updates, to bandwidth sucking backups. No single cloud storage service is ideal.Application developers know this, and often perform unnatural acts in their code to overcome cloud storage deficits. Two major issues are cost/performance tradeoffs, and inelastic deployment boundaries. Cost/performance tradeoffs The storage hierarchy - in simpler times DRAM, disk, and tape - reflects the tradeoffs. Fast storage is expensive, and cheap storage is slow. To accommodate varying workloads, enteprise storage arrays move data adaptively, transferring hot data to fast caches, and moving cool data off to disk, or in some cases, all the way to a cloud … [Read more...] about Can cloud storage replace your onsite storage?
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Cloud storage company Cloudian has raised $94 million in a fifth round of equity funding for its distributed file systems and object storage business for enterprise customers. This kind of hybrid cloud and on-premise storage system is great for storing unstructured data such as video, audio, and digital art assets. It’s a lot of money, but it’s also part of a big market. The worldwide enterprise storage market grew by 34.4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2018, reaching over $42 billion in annualized revenue, according to market researcher IDC. The round includes participation from investors Digital Alpha, Fidelity Eight Roads, Goldman Sachs, INCJ, Japan Post Investment, Lenovo, NTT Docomo Ventures, and WS Investments. San Mateo, California-based Cloudian will use this investment, which is the largest single round to date for a distributed file systems and object storage provider, to expand its worldwide sales and marketing efforts and … [Read more...] about Cloudian raises $94 million for hybrid cloud storage in enterprises
posted on 07 Feb 2018, 09:51 2 1. libra89 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 15 Apr 2016) Nope. I have been enjoying the additional 100 gb of storage that comes with Samsung phones for OneDrive. Also, I don't always plan to use only Samsung phones, so paying for their cloud is useless to me. posted on 08 Feb 2018, 03:02 0 16. T12RYK (Posts: 270; Member since: 10 Jun 2011) Does the 100GB with OneDrive for life or is it have a time limited? posted on 07 Feb 2018, 10:02 3 3. turk_az (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 May 2012) i use Microsoft's Onedrive. posted on 07 Feb 2018, 13:39 2 8. highwaysnobbery (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Feb 2013) I have 1TB from them with Office, so I see little point in paying Sammy especially as I am probably going to get a Pixel 3 at the end of the year. posted on 07 Feb 2018, 10:19 4 4. Arthurhkt (Posts: 639; Member since: 19 Apr 2012) Nope, first of all I don't really use any cloud service as additional storage, mostly only for … [Read more...] about Comments for : Samsung users: do you pay for Samsung Cloud storage?
posted on 30 Jan 2016, 15:27 1 1. ph00ny (Posts: 1792; Member since: 26 May 2011) This doesn't apply to those who are using office 365 right? it would suck to lose my 1TB space posted on 30 Jan 2016, 21:36 1 8. miketer (Posts: 345; Member since: 02 Apr 2015) Don't worry, 1TB for office 365 users is intact. posted on 30 Jan 2016, 21:37 0 9. miketer (Posts: 345; Member since: 02 Apr 2015) Sorry, just saw bigdawg's message. posted on 30 Jan 2016, 15:30 1 2. BabaDude (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Oct 2015) Hey ph00ny, I'm in the same boat. Will we always keep that 1tb? I would hate to suddenly get a charge. My wallet would be in a world of hurt. posted on 30 Jan 2016, 15:34 1 3. bigdawg23 (Posts: 464; Member since: 25 May 2011) No worries, just double checked and Office 365 Subscription is sticking with 1TB. posted on 30 Jan 2016, 16:21 7 4. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012) This is exactly why I need an SD slot on my phones … [Read more...] about Comments for : PSA: To keep your 30GB of free OneDrive cloud storage, you must opt-in before Monday
While we all knew the government and even private enterprise can monitor and collect communications data from carriers and other providers for "mining", and these efforts were really stepped up after 9/11, with the introduction of the Patriot Act, the true face of it never made it public until The Guardian scooped a secret court order from the NSA to Verizon.It's been a furious tug-of-war since, with the NSA officials claiming the system is crucial for national security and has accountability and safeguards built-in, while tinfoil hat types arguing that even this bulk data collection is more than the government should be involved with. Actually, if you look for PRISM on the DoT website, it comes in plain site as a database that also collects vendor data for government procurement, meaning that the system's reach spans each and every critical for the national security sector, rather than being there for snooping on your Gmails, as the tinfoil crowd is trying to portray.Google, Apple, … [Read more...] about 5 messaging and cloud storage apps the government isn’t snooping on… yet