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Managed Cloud Storage – What’s the hold up?

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Organisations operating in today’s highly competitive and lightning-speed world are constantly looking for new ways to deliver services to customers at reduced cost. Cloud technologies in particular are now not only being explored but are becoming widely adopted

EMC claims it can make data centres All Flash and no downtime

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As EMC prepares for its takeover by Dell it claims it has made ‘significant changes’ to its storage portfolio, converting its primary offering to All Flash, modernising array pricings and introducing a new category of flash storage, DSSD D5.

Public cloud spending predicted to double by 2019 with storage booming

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The boom in public cloud service spending will propel AWS and Microsoft into the top five of the world’s biggest storage vendors, according to analysts.

HPE opens first EMEA customer engagement centre in London

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has unveiled a new 14,000 square foot demonstration facility next to its new offices in London’s financial district.

Red Hat launches software defined storage systems that run on commodity hardware

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Open source software vendor Red Hat has launched a portfolio of open, software-defined storage systems which will cut costs by running on commodity hardware.

HPE launches 3Par flash storage – building block for all flash data centres

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched new flash storage devices which it claims will bring the day of the all flash data centre and lighting fast cloud services closer.

Adobe tweaks Document Cloud to unblock Dropbox and make e-signing easier

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Adobe has announced two improvements to document management in the cloud, by making PDF files more manageable in Dropbox and solving one of the snags in electronic document signing.

Dell said to be considering EMC acquisition

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Computing giant Dell is in advanced talks to buy storage company EMC according to a WSJ report, citing the inevitable people familiar with the matter.

IBM acquires storage vendor Cleversafe in hybrid cloud play

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Enterprise IT giant IBM has announced it will be acquiring object-based storage software and appliances vendor Cleversafe to boost its storage and hybrid cloud offering.

Backblaze launches cheap cloud storage service

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Backup service provider Backblaze has made a cloud storage service available for beta testing. When launched it could provide businesses with a cheap alternative to the Amazon S3 and the storage services bundled with Microsoft Azure and Google’s Cloud.

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