Items tagged with online storage

The enterprise has been feeling a lot of love from online storage services lately, with Box, Dropbox, and now Amazon introducing updates and new products. Amazon just announced Zocalo, a file storage service with an emphasis on document sharing and collaboration. Zocalo has something for everybody. Amazon is wooing enterprise execs with the promise of robust administrative controls and security. Audit logs let IT track individual user sharing activity and companies can set sharing policies by user, as well. The management interface is the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Management Console. The selling points for users are the collaboration tools: all versions of each file are stored online, so you... Read more...
Kim Dotcom, founder of the now-defunct Megaupload website, scored a victory in his battle with U.S. regulators today. A New Zealand judge has barred authorities there from giving the FBI any codes that would could unlock Dotcom’s encrypted hard drives. That’s not likely to please the U.S. officials attempting to extradite Dotcom to face charges. After Megaupload was brought down by authorities, Kim Dotcom launched Mega, which provides free encrypted storage, no questions asked. New Zealand officials have been seeking the passwords to Kim Dotcom’s encrypted hard drives for years. The drives in question were collected during the dramatic raid on Dotcom’s mansion, which netted... Read more...
Companies are still trying to sort out this whole living in the cloud thing and how it fits in with their business plans, but in the meantime, there's an immediate benefit to home users: Streaming music. We're not talking about online radio stations or services like Pandora, but YOUR music, stored in the cloud, and accessible from wherever there's an Internet connection. One of the more popular cloud-based music services is mSpot, and things just got a little sweeter. You can now store up to 5GB of awesome tunes for free on mSpot, which is available on a number of platforms, including iPhone, Android, PCs, Macs, and Internet TV. If you're unfamiliar with mSpot, the way it works is you upload... Read more...
Microsoft has provided the world with a sneak peek at its upcoming online synchronization service for Windows Mobile. Some know this service as SkyBox. The service won’t be called SkyBox, however. Instead, it will be called My Phone. The website for the service (getskybox.com) was live earlier but appears down now. The site isn’t fully functional yet, but it did provide a look at what the service will likely offer. Targeted at consumers who want Exchange-like functionality without having to pay for an additional service, My Phone lets you back up your address book and calendar data to a remote server. My Phone will also let you synchronize photos and other files with the remote server, but it... Read more...
Google has certainly made a name for itself with its free products, most notably its popular search engine and Gmail services. Now, many are speculating that Google is working on a product called Google Drive, or Gdrive. Essentially, Gdrive would be online storage with the capacity to hold the entire contents of your hard drive. It could also enable cool tricks down the road, like the ability to boot your computer from an online drive using a Google operating system. Gdrive would be a cloud-based storage and could encompass a desktop client that keeps local and online files in sync using a Web interface. It would also be tightly integrated with other Google services such as Google Docs, Picasa,... Read more...