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Ctera now integrated with HP’s hybrid cloud manager

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Ctera Networks says it has integrated its storage and data management systems with HP’s cloud service automation (HP CSA) as it seeks way to simplify the management of enterprise file services across hybrid clouds.

Software-defined storage vendor Scality nabs $45m to prep for IPO

Scality has secured $45m in its latest funding round and plans to go public in 2017

Software-defined storage expert Scality has secured $45m in a funding round led by Menlo Ventures, which the company said will be used to fuel its North American and international expansion.

Dropbox promotes former Google engineer to infrastructure lead

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Dropbox has promoted one of its lead engineers, Akhil Gupta, to vice president of infrastructure, the latest in a series of executive shakeups at the firm.

Box touts new customers as the battle to differentiate continues

Box co-founder and chief executive Aaron Levie briefing journalists and analysts in London this week

Cloud storage incumbent Box announced a slew of new customers this week as the company, which was recently taken public, continues to nudge its balance sheet into the black. Despite strong competition in the segment and the added pressure that comes with being a public company Box continues to differentiate from both traditional and non-traditional competition, said co-founder and chief executive officer Aaron Levie.

Amazon follows Box, Microsoft in removing cloud storage caps

Amazon, Box and Microsoft are also offering unlimited cloud storage plans now

Following a move to give unlimited cloud storage to Amazon Prime customers the company has now announced unlimited cloud storage plans for its Amazon Cloud Drive service. The move comes some time after a number of the company’s competitors in the cloud storage space made similar moves.

Box’s first public quarterly results show promise

Box made its first quarterly results announcement this week

In its first financial results statement since going public (excluding its SEC filings) cloud storage and collaboration incumbent Box announced fourth quarter 2015 revenues of $62.6m, a 38.8 per cent increase year on year.

Santander banks on security cred in cloud storage push

Santander is to offer cloud-based storage services to clients

Santander said it will leverage its position as a “trusted” provider as it reveals plans to offer cloud-based storage services to corporate clients.

Box recruits security vendors, bolsters EMM integration to boost enterprise confidence

Box announced Box Trust, bolstering integration with large EMM / MDM providers and security vendors

Box has recruited a number of security vendors to form Box Trust, an ecosystem of vendors offering security solutions that integrate with the cloud-based file storage and collaboration service. As part of the move the company also released Box for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), a mobile app for iOS and Android that lets users combine EMM offerings from a range of vendors.

Microsoft and Dropbox integrate clouds

Microsoft has stepped up its open source strategy significantly this year

Microsoft is letting users of the company’s productivity suite store, access, edit and share Office 365 files directly from Dropbox’s cloud-based storage platform.

Oxfam rolls Box out to central organisation, 17 global affiliates

Oxfam will initially roll the platform out to 2,000 employees

International not for profit Oxfam has rolled out Box for content storage and collaboration to its organisation, which operates in over 90 countries.