Cloud Storage

D-Link 4-bay Cloud Storage 4000 aims at small offices and home users

D-Link 4-bay Cloud Storage 4000 aims at small offices and home users

D-Link has announced a new cloud storage solution aimed at home and small business users. The device is the four-Bay Cloud Storage 4000 DNS-345. The device is now available for purchase and has its own speedy CPU inside supporting multiple users at the same time. The device also promises increased memory to boost performance and supports four drives for up to 16 TB of total storage capacity.

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Synology launches 4-bay DiskStation DS413j NAS

Synology launches 4-bay DiskStation DS413j NAS

Synology has introduced the world to its latest network-attached storage solution, launching the 4-bay DiskStation DS413j. Using the DiskStation DS413j, small companies and individual users can create their own private cloud storage servers, and the 4-bay design means that they can store up 16TB of data on the device. It also comes running DiskStation Manager 4.1, an operating system that Synology claims will provide "rich features to boost user-productivity and simplify their tasks."

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Vimeo announces partnership with Dropbox for easy uploading

Vimeo announces partnership with Dropbox for easy uploading

Today Vimeo announced that it has teamed up with Dropbox to bring its users a new way of uploading videos. Seeing an opportunity since so many Dropbox users use the service to back up and save their videos, Vimeo now lets you upload directly from Dropbox, cutting out a step or two between saving the finished product and getting it uploaded to the Web. Even better is that feature is available now, so there won't be any waiting for some far-off launch date.

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Dropbox beefs up security with two-step verification

Dropbox beefs up security with two-step verification

The cloud can be very useful, but we've been reminded lately that it may not be the most secure way to store data. Last month, cloud storage service Dropbox revealed that it had been hacked, and a "small number" of account email addresses and passwords were taken during the incident. At the time, the folks at Dropbox said that new security features would be coming soon, including two-step verification. That day has arrived, as Dropbox has rolled out two-step verification to give users an extra layer of protection against the more unsavory people of the world.

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Drobo B1200i SSD announced with 300x performance

Drobo B1200i SSD announced with 300x performance

It's time to get serious about a solid state drive upgrade with Drobo's brand new B1200i SSD, complete with what the manufacturer says will be a performance boost of up to 300 percent over previous product iterations. This hardware will bring on a hybrid of solid state technology and traditional hard disk drives like SAS or SATA. And what's fabulous for current owners of the B1200i is this: a software update is all you'll need to gain new performance and functionality from Drobo, and it's free!

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Microsoft talks updated Skydrive.com

Microsoft talks updated Skydrive.com

Microsoft is talking about updates to SkyDrive. SkyDrive is a personal cloud file storage system that Microsoft says can scale up to 1 billion users. The website for the service has been updated with the new design suitable for desktop and tablet browsers. It features instant search, contextual toolbar, thumbnail multi-select, drag-and-drop organization, and HTML 5 sorting.

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Massive Amazon security hole “fixed” without comment

Massive Amazon security hole “fixed” without comment

If you use the internet - and we know you do - you need to read about the massive "hacker" meltdown experienced by an online journalist this week due to security holes between cloud systems in two major networks. The "hack" as some are calling it - rather a clever realization, when it comes down to it - had one user's account opened up with a simple phone call to Amazon. Once Amazon allowed the fake user to access one simple element in the victim's account, the rest came tumbling down like a house of cards.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: August 7th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: August 7th, 2012

This morning we're inside a week of the OUYA Android-powered gaming console being done on Kickstarter - check out the games that are ready for it now, and get ready for some XBMC support as well! There's a Nokia Windows Phone 8 device out there that looks rather similar to the past generation. And what's perhaps the most important news this week continues here: When iCloud becomes the Perfect Storm - change your passwords!

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When iCloud becomes the Perfect Storm

When iCloud becomes the Perfect Storm

A high-profile case of cloud hijacking and data vandalism has thrown new attention on iCloud, Amazon, Google and other big online names, as gaps in the ways security is handled potentially allow for hacking. Flaws in how Apple and Amazon handle account recovery have been blamed for the "digital destruction" of journalist Mat Honan's online life, following hackers' successful attempts to crack security on his iCloud account, gain access to his Gmail and Twitter, and then remotely lock and delete his MacBook, iPhone and iPad.

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