cloud storage

Box and Microsoft partnership paves way for future innovation with Azure intelligent cloud services

With Box Inc. and Microsoft Corp. announcing a partnership, future integration possibilities between Azure’s machine learning and artificial intelligence abilities with cloud content management platform of Box is expected in the near future. The expanded partnership will help both the companies to promote each other’s cloud services. This is not the first time that the two companies have come together as Box has been offering compatibility for Microsoft products like Office 365 and others for long. Microsoft and Box are strategic partners but they also compete in terms of their cloud storage services – OneDrive and Box. “Azure is a trusted partner in the enterprise, and we’re thrilled to be integrating our technologies and going to market with Microsoft,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder, and ...

Webair Launches EZPanel Mobile, a Mobile Control Panel for Cloud Servers

Cloud Hosting and Managed solutions provider Webair today announced the release of EZPanel Mobile, the newest addition to the EZPanel Control Panel provided to all Webair clients. With the addition of EZPanel Mobile, our customers can easily and conveniently manage all their hosting resources from its user friendly interface, from server reboots and database management to monitoring bandwidth and storage right their phone or tablet. – Sagi Brody, CTO, Webair. EZPanel Mobile allows  clients to: Instantly create and deploy cloud servers. Configure SMS alerts for particular events. Monitor and manage all aspects of their accounts. Chat with a technician in the datacenter 24/7 right from their smartphone. EZPanel Mobile provides clients with powerful tools and support to centrally manage their...

Introduction to Cloud Storage: Understanding Your Options

Cloud storage solution is emerging as an alternative to the in-house data storage and backup.  It is a growing industry where data storage solution is offered through third-party managed platforms – typically over the internet.  Data, folders and files can be shared and stored in a multi-tenant, resource pool that is accessible from anywhere. Several types of cloud storage solutions are available for personal as well as business usage.  For example – one of the first and popular cloud storage services were Google Docs and Spreadsheets offered by the search engine giant.  They have played a pivotal role in popularizing cloud storage in both business and personal level. In a cloud storage environment, company and personal data can be accessed from anywhere and on any internet ena...

Scality Closes Series C Funding Round For $22 Million; Named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner

Cloud Storage provider Scality has closed its series C funding round for $22 million, thus bringing the total invested capital since company inception to $35M.  The company also announced that it has been named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, an IT research firm. It’s an honor to be recognized by Gartner. We consider our inclusion to be a testament to our exceptional software-defined storage technology, and happy customer base. – Jerome Lecat, CEO,  Scality. “It’s an honor to be recognized by Gartner. The Cool Vendor report is a very savvy and well researched publication,” said Jerome Lecat, CEO,  Scality. “We consider our inclusion to be a testament to our exceptional software-defined storage technology, and happy customer base, and are proud to be listed among previous compan...

Mural Helps Over 100,000 SMBs Maximize Use of Cloud-Based Collaboration Tools

Customer on-boarding platforms and services provider Mural today announced that  it  worked with over 100,000 small and medium-sized businesses in the last year and helped them maximize use of their cloud-based applications, including nearly 20,000 businesses on Microsoft collaboration tools. Service providers are most vulnerable to losing customers in the first 90 days after a sale.Mural engineers work one on one with SMB employees to engage them more deeply, understand their overall IT needs, and educate them on other Microsoft services they could benefit from. – Steve Zimba, President, Mural. The news comes three weeks after Mural launched Platform MaaX, a new on-boarding and post-sales support platform designed to provide SMBs with services that accelerate cloud implementation. SMBs ha...

New Handy Backup Add-on Lets Users Back up PostgreSQL databases

Three weeks after releasing Handy Backup for Yandex.Disk, Novosoft LLC today launched an add-on for Handy Backup that helps users back up PostgreSQL databases in a simple and convenient way. To meet market’s need of information safety, we have implemented advanced support for PostgreSQL backup in Handy Backup. Our new solution is one of the most reliable ways to perform PostgreSQL backup and, I hope, will be appreciated by users. – Aleksey Dolgushev, Business Development Head, Handy Backup. Some of the salient features of the PostgreSQL backup function of Handy Backup are: The advanced Database Backup plug-in uses the  Hot Backup technology to let users back up PostgreSQL tables located on both local and remote computers without stopping them. The plug-in has a smart scheduler that needs u...

Tier 3 Launches Global Cloud Object Storage Powered by Riak CS Enterprise

Public cloud infrastructure and cloud management tools provider Tier 3 today announced the general availability of  its new, distributed object storage service with automated data center redundancy. Tier 3 has added a layer of enterprise-grade capabilities on object storage, with automatic redundancy to a second geographic location. – Jared Wray, founder and CTO, Tier 3. Tier 3 has chosen Riak CS Enterprise from Basho Technologies to deliver this new service. The cloud storage software runs on top of Riak, a sophisticated open-source distributed database that provides  high availability, fault tolerance, and operational simplicity. Some salient features of the new object storage service from Tier 3 are: Storage for Large Objects: Users may store any type of file in the Tier 3 cloud – image...

Mural Launches Platform MaaX, an On-boarding and Post-sales Support Platform

Customer on-boarding platforms and services provider Mural today announced the launch of Platform MaaX, a new on-boarding and post-sales support platform designed to provide SMBs with services that accelerate cloud implementation. Adopting new technology can be time-consuming and intimidating to small and medium-sized businesses, leading to low activation, underutilized services and high turnover. We’re hearing from our partners and customers that it’s very difficult to make the move to the cloud. We have built Platform MaaX to address this exact challenge. – Steve Zimba, President, Mural. Increasing activation rates by 233 percent and lowering customer churn by 70 percent, Platform MaaX accelerates the path to revenue for service providers and ensures that users maximize the benefits of t...

DreamHost Launches DreamPress, A Premium Managed WordPress Hosting in Public Beta

Web hosting provider  DreamHost today launched its new Managed WordPress hosting service named DreamPress. Available in public beta right now, DreamPress is ideal for entrepreneurs, Website designers, developers, and bloggers who want  a scalable and optimized WordPress hosting experience. Earlier this year, DreamHost also launched its online community DreamScape. With our 15 years of experience in automating and delivering Open Source applications and platforms, our customers have been asking us to Just Do DreamPress, so we’re happy to roll it out. – Simon Anderson, CEO, DreamHost. Some salient features of DreamPress are: Pre-configured for higher traffic loads and server-intensive themes and plugins. Managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) instances running on isolated,  scalable and ...

Dropbox Announces Invite-Only DBX, its First Ever Conference for Developers on July 9th

Cloud storage giant Dropbox will host it’s first ever developers conference  called DBX   on  July 9 at  Fort Mason, San Francisco, California. People create more than a billion memories, thoughts, and moments in Dropbox every day. We’re bringing together our community of developers and partners to build on these experiences and design the future. – Dropbox. The top priority storage provider among netizens to store files, videos, music and documents, Dropbox has announced that the conference is a connection point for developers to interact with their fellow peers and  Dropbox API engineers and designers. The sparse details revealed so far  indicate that the one day conference will be a place to learn about latest features on Dropbox’s platform,  new products that will mak...

Ubiquity unveils Cloud Services; Launches SSD powered Cloud Servers

Web Hosting provider Ubiquity Servers yesterday announced the  launch of  its SSD-Powered Cloud servers starting at $6/m. Backed up with an enterprise level SLA,  the cloud is designed to be fully redundant ensuring no loss of service in case of  hardware failure. Powered by 100% Intel 520 series SSDs,  Ubiquity’s cloud services utilize a  distributed file system to massively cut costs down while maintaining high performance and reliability. In an interview with DailyHostNews a few months back,   Mr. Daniel Haim, Director of Marketing and Mr. Clint Chapman, CO-CEO, Ubiquity Server Solutions did mention their plans to introduce cloud services at the end of Q1. Ubiquity cloud is providing configurable data backups at $0.05 per GB which are  stored separate from it’s redundant distribut...

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