Let’s see whether Microsoft can lure new customers to its cloud now that Office 365 subscribers have unlimited OneDrive storage.
Oracle’s annual conference will be the first without Larry Ellison as CEO; it’s going to be fascinating to watch whether or not Oracle’s cloud announcements will make an impact in an already crowded cloud world.
Apple officially lowered its iCloud storage pricing today, confirming what the company said was coming during its Worldwide Developer Conference in June. Users can now sign up for a free 5 GB of storage or spend $.99 a month for 20 GB, $3.99 a month for 200 GB, $9.99 a month for 500 GB or $19.99 a month for 1 TB. Apple’s price drop puts them on a comparable footing to Google’s Drive storage, which charges $1.99 per month for 100 GB and $9.99 per month for 1 TB.
Both Dropbox and Box have been in the news recently with the two companies releasing a ton of new features as they continue to try and distinguish themselves in the cloud-storage space. The problem, however, is that Amazon, Google and Microsoft continue to steal their thunder.
Not to be outdone by recent announcements from Amazon and Box, Dropbox unveiled new updates to its Dropbox for Business plan, including the ability to make folders view-only to make Dropbox links password-protected.
Box for Office 365 supposedly puts Box front and center and will allow for users to share attachments in Outlook via Box. Additionally, the file-sync and sharing company is giving away unlimited storage for customers of its Business plan.
SoftLayer’s Lance Crosby explained at Structure how IBM’s purchase benefited the company, the cloud-storage wars and what he tells CIOs about the cloud.
Jolicloud’s new Jolidrive brings together more disparate clouds in a simple interface than a previous version, although not every cloud is supported yet, and other players play in the market.
Since launching five months ago, Mover, a startup based in Edmonton, Alberta, has picked up thousands of users with data migration service, but the company’s ultimate goal is broader. This week, the startup graduated from Vancouvers’ GrowLab accelerator.