Cloud Storage

Oracle isn’t planning NetApp acquisition, Ellison says

Oracle isn’t planning NetApp acquisition, Ellison says

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has laid any rumors of another acquisition to rest today. Many were thinking that NetApp might be the next buyout target for Oracle, which has already purchased 8 other companies this year, but speaking to CNBC today, Ellison said that Oracle is done acquiring other companies... at least for now. Instead, Oracle will be focusing on its own "organic growth" for a while, as the company thinks it has all of the pieces in place to facilitate such growth.

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Apple reminds iCloud users of incoming storage downgrade

Apple reminds iCloud users of incoming storage downgrade

If you were an existing MobileMe user when the service made the transition to Apple's iCloud, your days of free bonus storage are nearly over. Apple began sending out email reminders to former MobileMe members today, reminding them that on September 30, their accounts will downgrade to just 5GB of storage. Those who were MobileMe customers when the switch occurred were given 20GB of storage for free, but that all comes to an end very soon.

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ioSafe N2 fireproof and waterproof NAS Indiegogo campaign kicks off

ioSafe N2 fireproof and waterproof NAS Indiegogo campaign kicks off

Using network-attached storage is a good way to make sure that your important data is safe from things like hard drive crashes and security breaches, but what happens when natural disasters hit? Most NAS systems don't protect against water and fire damage, but ioSafe has a new NAS that protects against both of those. The company has introduced the ioSafe N2, which is a fireproof and waterproof NAS, but in order for this product to see the light of day, it needs your help.

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Box Accelerator boosts uploads with new global hubs

Box Accelerator boosts uploads with new global hubs

Cloud storage specialist Box has decided that it's not enough to simply have your backup in the ether, but instead it matters how quickly you can get it there. Box Accelerator, launched today, promises 10x faster upload speeds than before, thanks to new network infrastructure that spreads upload hubs across the globe. In fact, independent testing suggests, Box now comfortably outperforms Dropbox, Microsoft's SkyDrive, and Google Drive.

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Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 2-bay NAS starts the product line

Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 2-bay NAS starts the product line

The folks at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH have shown off a brand new network-attached storage system by the name of OMNINAS KD20. This NAS is the first in its product range and is aimed directly at small offices, workgroups, and home use. You'll have 2-bays of storage power with solid aluminum and white plastic surrounding the whole construct. Both of the hot-swappable drive bays are able to work with up to 4TB 3.5" hard disks and SSDs.

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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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