PALO ALTO, Calif., and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
CTERA Networks, the leader in cloud storage enablement, today announced that
Ricoh Canada Inc., the subsidiary of the global technology leader
specializing in office imaging equipment, document management and IT
services, has launched a new cloud storage service for its business customers
using CTERA's cloud storage platform. The Ricoh-branded service, RCloud
Services: Backup & Recovery, offers hybrid cloud/local backup, mobile access
to files, and secure file sync & share capabilities as a managed service,
based on cloud infrastructure hosted entirely in Canada.
Ricoh Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Americas Corporation
with its head office located in Toronto, with over 2,100 employees
nation-wide. Earlier thi... (more)
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Serving as an affordable introduction to Android apps, Nokia has launched
Nokia X in Malaysia.
The device features the free Here Maps, Nokia MixRadio, and free cloud
storage from Microsoft using OneDrive. Read Original Content
Bank of America Merrill Lynch sponsored an investors' conference in Taiwan
March 17-21 that foc... (more)
Permabit Technology Corporation has announced that they have entered into a
partnership with Mezeo Software, a provider of a deployable platform for
cloud storage that enables providers of IT Hosting, Managed Services, SaaS,
and converged Telcos to immediately monetize Storage as a Service.
The partnership allows service providers to offer high-value solutions to
their customer base by providing anywhere, anytime access to cloud storage.
Through their joint technology offerings, Permabit and Mezeo will offer
solutions that are unmatched in terms of cost-effectiveness, scalability,
security and multi-tenancy using a RESTful Web services API-based platform.
Highlights of the technology partnership include:
Permabit Cloud Storage delivers the high availability necessary for service
providers to meet aggressive Service Level Agreements, while its grid
architecture enable... (more)
Take a look at the various data storage offerings called "cloud" and your
head will start to ache. How can so many things all bear the "cloud storage"
name and yet be so totally different? The answer is obvious to long-time
industry observers: Each provider has tailored their offering to make it
distinct in the market, and each supports different use cases
Infrastructure versus Platform
Although I am not one to tilt at windmills, especially when it comes to
arguing the "rightness" of cloud-based marketing, I sometimes do hit upon a
set of terminology that makes sense to me. Wading through the mess of
"as-a-service" or "XaaS" names posted by my friend Greg Schulz the other day,
it occurred to me that drawing a line between a platform and its underlying
infrastructure is quite useful indeed. As Jeff Darcy points out, one can use
this distinction to help make sense of t... (more)
The GoGrid newsletter went out today. Unfortunately, if you are not already a
GoGrid customer, you didn’t receive it…until now! There are a lot of
exciting items covered here (a few of which you already know if you subscribe
to this blog’s RSS feed including the Edit, Delete and Restore function of
MyGSIs). If you aren’t already a GoGrid user, I recommend that you sign up
(and here is a quick hint, if you want a $100 GoGrid credit on new account,
contact a GoGrid Sales Rep and they can consult with you on your best options
for the Cloud).
Below is the entire GoGrid Newsletter (October 2009):
In this edition of the GoGrid newsletter I cover recent feature releases,
planned features for the next release, and the end-of-life (EoL) of Server
Images with preinstalled applications. Here are the specific topics:
MyGSI Enhancements: Edit, Delete, and Restor... (more)
Yesterday, Microsoft released another update to the Windows Azure SDK. This
update includes a truckload of new goodies that I will be covering in
additional blog posts. For this blog post, however, I want to walk you
through getting an ASP.NET MVC 2 application working on Windows Azure in
Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. Now that Azure and VS2010 are finally starting to
sync up, the amount of raw goodness coming out of Redmond cannot be measured.
First, install the Windows Azure SDK and the Windows Azure Tools for Visual
Studio, making sure you pay attention to all of the installation details.
There are lots of little hotfixes and things that you might need. Luckily, if
you're running VS2010 Beta 2 on Windows 7, you have very little extra work to
do beyond configuring IIS 7 for WCF HTTP activation.
Once you've got that installed, create a new project. The project template ... (more)
Glide OS on Wednesday announced the launch of GDrive, your private cloud
storage solution with 30 GBs of free storage.
Users who want additional storage can upgrade to Glide Premium now with 250
GBs for $50.00 a year or 20 cents per GB per year. Store your photos, music,
videos, documents, contacts, calendars and bookmarks in your GDrive. There
are virtually no restrictions on file types that can be stored.
GDrive can be accessed from Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, Android,
BlackBerry, iPhone, Palm Pre, Symbian and Windows Mobile and over 100 mobile
Glide OS provides sophisticated rights-based file management and sharing,
file synchronization and automated cross platform compatibility through
device recognition and file conversion technology for easy file sharing and
collaboration. Glide supports over 250 different file formats for automated
file conversi... (more)
Windows Azure Session at Cloud Expo
Windows Azure enables the hosting of web applications in Microsoft data
centers on a scalable and highly available platform. To do so, Microsoft has
provided a set of services aimed at making it easier for developers to build
applications that scale and elastically utilize physical or logical resources
in the cloud. They have also provided a lot of value to lure customers away
from services like Amazon S3. Depending on usage patterns, storage is cheaper
on Azure and is also free for the first 8 months; the C# API and dev studio
integration are convenient and easy to use; Azure was built with security in
mind and, last but not least, it’s really fast.
But what if you’d like to enjoy the benefits of becoming an Azure blob
storage user without writing any code? What if you’ve already stored
terabytes of information with another provi... (more)
There is an interesting bit in high-tech that isn’t much mentioned but
happens pretty regularly – when a good idea is adapted and moved to new
uses, raising it a bit in the stack or revising it to keep up with the times.
The quintessential example of this phenomenon is the progression from
“subroutines” to “libraries” to “frameworks” to “APIs” to
“Web Services”. The progression is logical and useful, but those
assembler and C programmers that were first stuffing things into reusable
subroutines could not have foreseen the entire spectrum of what their
“useful” idea was going to become over time. I had the luck of developing
in all of those stages. I wrote assembly routines right before they were no
longer necessary for everyday development, and wrote web services/SOA
routines for the first couple of years they were about.
YES INDEED, THIS IS A STORAGE BLOG
I think... (more)
More and more enterprises now rent space or servers on the cloud to store
data. However, the fact that such data remains outside the ambit of the
enterprise’s security system and invisible to the enterprise poses a
serious security headache.
Porticor Virtual Private Data, an Israeli based start-up now offers
technology that allows organizations to encrypt data held in the cloud.
The service, which includes a Virtual Appliance and an agent software, offers
standard AES 256 or Blowfish encryption that has a maximum key length of 2048
bits. A unique “split-key” method adds to the security. The customer
holds the master key, common to all data objects such as a disk or the file
in the application, and Porticor holds the other key, which is unique for
each data object. When the application accesses the data store, Porticor uses
both parts of the key to encrypt or decrypt ... (more)
A recent GigaOm article proclaimed “There’s no need to be a one-cloud
company.” The article proceeded to highlight reasons why organizations
ought to consider distributing their cloud-based applications and risk across
multiple cloud providers. While such a tactic may seem unnecessary given the
redundancy and SLAs that many cloud providers offer, historical events
suggest there is indeed wisdom in relying on more than one cloud.
Nearly one year has elapsed since the Amazon EC2 outage of 2011 that took
down a number of online businesses including Reddit, HootSuite, Foursquare
and Quora, but the impact has not been forgotten. One of the key takeaways
from that outage was that organizations using cloud-based IT are responsible
for building and following best practices for protecting their infrastructure
against outages of all types –not just service interruptions, but a... (more)