Tuesday April 16, 2024

AWS Snowball Edge offers 100TB of storage and compute functionality

 Amazon’s popular Snowball storage container got a major update today at the company’s re:invent conference. Though largely overshadowed by the new batshit crazy AWS Snowmobile, the aforementioned Snowball will be getting a storage increase to 100 terabytes in addition to computing functionality. Users of the new Snowball Edge will be able to perform basic analysis […]

AWS drops its storage prices and launches new cold storage retrieval options

 Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced a significant price drop for some of its storage services. In addition, it is also launched a few new features for developers who want to use its Glacier cold storage service. The new prices that most developers will likely care about are those for S3, AWS’ main cloud storage service. […]

Alluxio launches its memory-centric storage system for big data workloads

 Alluxio, formerly known as Tachyon, raised a $7.5 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz earlier this year. Today, the company is launching the first commercial product based on its open source memory-centric distributed storage platform out of beta. The problem Alluxio aims to solve is that while most businesses now create massive amounts of data, they […]

Apple’s iPhone 7 storage finally starts at 32GB

 The iPhone’s base-level storage — starting at 16GB — has been a sticking point for quite a while. More and more content has become available over time in the form of video, apps and photos, and it can be a big limiting factor forcing users to shell out extra cash in order to skirt those […]

Facebook open sources Zstandard compression algorithm and MyRocks storage engine

 Today, Facebook is releasing its Zstandard compression algorithm into the wild as open source. The lossless compression technology is aimed at replacing existing libraries like zlib that are powered by the outdated Deflate compression algorithm. In addition to Zstandard, Facebook is also dropping its MyRocks storage engine as open source. MyRocks is currently being used by Facebook […]

Egnyte pushes beyond storage into document protection

 Egnyte has gotten as creative as it could as an online storage company. You could store your files on Egnyte in the cloud, on prem or with a competing storage service if you liked, but the company recognized that storage can only take you so far. Today it announced some new approaches designed to expand beyond that original […]

CoreOS launches Torus, a new open source distributed storage system

 CoreOS today announced the launch of Torus, its latest open source project. Just like CoreOS’s other projects, Torus is all about giving startups and enterprises access to the same kind of technologies that web-scale companies like Google already use internally. In the case of Torus, that’s distributed storage. The idea behind Torus is to give […]

Dropbox’s latest idea could change the way you think about cloud storage

 One of the problems with Dropbox and indeed all cloud storage is the way they have implemented how you view your cloud storage on your local drive. If you want to access your cloud file system in your local file management tool, you literally need to have it stored on your drive, which really defeats the […]

New Box product will let you choose storage from IBM and AWS

 For several years, Box CEO Aaron Levie has been trying to get people to understand his company is not in the storage business. To drive that point home Box announced Box Zones today, a product that lets customers choose a storage component from another vendor, enabling customers to store files in-country when their privacy laws require it. Box is actually announcing […]

ClearSky Data Lands $27 Million To Expand Hybrid Storage Solution

 ClearSky Data has come up with an interesting approach to solve the data storage cost and speed problem. Today it was rewarded with a $27 million Series B round to continue the mission. The company came out of stealth in August with a plan to offer customers a multi-tier, fully managed, hybrid data-management solution. In […]