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Lessons learned from the recent AWS S3 outage

Cross-region replication and backups can help applications survive regional cloud service outages.

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OneDrive’s missing smart files found in Google Drive

OneDrive's long-lost 'smart files' still haven't returned to Windows 10, but Google will soon have the equivalent feature in Drive

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Google Drive will let users stream files from the cloud

Google Drive users will be able to see all the files they have stored in the company’s cloud service on their desktop without downloading them, thanks to a new feature the company announced Thursday.

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Apple, Microsoft and Amazon offer UK consumers fairer deal on cloud storage

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to give cloud storage subscribers fairer contracts after intervention by the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority.

How Apple iCloud Drive works and how to use it

How Apple iCloud Drive works and how to use it

Take complete control of iCloud Drive on Mac, iOS, and Windows

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3 enterprise-strength file sync services to check out

Popular file-sync services are great for individuals, but can lack controls for access, encryption and other services that enterprises require.

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Here's how Evernote moved 3 petabytes of data to Google's cloud

Evernote decided last year that it wanted to move away from running its own data centers and start using the public cloud to operate its popular note-taking service.

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What's next for Azure Site Recovery?

Microsoft’s Azure-based high availability disaster recovery service turns the cloud into your off-site failover for complex applications, and it can double as a migration strategy.

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Untangle OneDrive and SharePoint integration in Office 365

Microsoft has added SharePoint support to its OneDrive apps, but differences across Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android might confuse you

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Dropbox highlights productivity enhancements in new services

Dropbox kicked off its 2017 product launches with a pair of major announcements Monday aimed at improving users’ productivity at work.

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Review: 3 services for managing all your cloud storage accounts

Do you often find yourself playing 'find the file' among all your cloud storage services? One of these three apps can help.

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Nasuni CEO: ‘We’re going to liberate you from the bottleneck around your files’

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Rodriguez spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about how the Nasuni UniFS file system works, how customers deploy it and what kind of savings and flexibility they can...

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Dropbox provides offline folder support

Users who need to make sure they can get access to files stored in Dropbox while they're on the go and away from the web have a new feature to help with that.

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The cloud storage security gap -- and how to close it

Cloud storage vendors don't provide a comfortable balance for some IT admins, but third-party options get you part way there

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AWS is cutting and simplifying its storage prices

Amazon Web Services made a series of price cuts on Tuesday and simplified what customers pay for its storage products.

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What you should know about microservices

Microservices and container-based applications are becoming ever more popular. Why? And what does the emergence of these trends mean for your shop? This primer explains what microservices are, why your app-dev teams want to use them...

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Google overhauls its cloud storage offerings

There are big changes afoot for Google Cloud Platform's storage offerings. The company announced a complete overhaul of the storage options available to customers, complete with new storage tiers and reduced pricing.

Is tape storage dead … again?

Tape storage has been declared dead so many times that it has become a trope in technology journalism. The truth is more complicated and is ultimately less about tape’s demise than it is about the steady encroachment of cloud services....

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