Dropbox took a number of steps this week on its road to attract enterprise customers.
QLogic and Cavium teamed on a joint big data infrastructure product that combines QLogic 25GbE RDMA NICs and Fibre Channel Adapters with Cavium's 48 Core Workload Optimized ThunderX ARMv8-A Processors. Has ability to independently scale compute and storage resources to petabyte-class databases and beyond.
There's more news from EMC. At EMC World, the company unveiled a partnership with Mirantis to pair EMC storage with Mirantis OpenStack, complete with a reference architecture. But the two companies are also pairing up in the hopes of furthering DevOps best practices using the popular open source cloud software.
The big news here is really just the general availability of the container service.
Delphix, a data as a service (DaaS) company, has updated its DaaS platform with new cloud-ready features in support of Amazon GovCloud, OpenStack, and KVM hypervisor environments for simpler migration to both private and public clouds.
Amazon Web Services has released a new dense storage instance.
When it comes to cloud storage, it's easy to see how it's becoming a market flooded with competition. Most cloud services providers are taking what I'll call the traditional approach to cloud storage--low-cost commodity storage. That's the way Amazon Web Services does it, and its business practices are guiding the rest of the industry. It's a price war.
Google's latest product in the cloud storage war is directly aimed at Amazon Glacier, but whereas Glacier is archival storage with long retrieval times, Google Cloud Storage Nearline is being presented as "near-online" storage with offline storage prices.
The growing number of enterprise storage options are overwhelming corporate consumers, and also investors--especially when it comes to newly public Box.
In its latest version, Dropbox has added a new action extension to iOS 8 that enable users to save files directly to the cloud storage service from any iOS app. With this capability already available on Android devices, Dropbox is appealing to more BYOD users with this move.