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If Google is obsessed with compression, you can count on the likes of Dropbox having a thing for it too. Driven by the need to store petabytes of user data in the most efficient way possible, the cloud storage company has come up with its own lossless JPEG compressor that can shave over 20 per cent off file sizes.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a popular public cloud platform for businesses but some companies may be intimidate by its self-service model. To reduce the complexity involved in creating and maintaining AWS servers, Cloudwith.me has created a service to make the whole process easier, especially for smaller organisations. Here’s what you need to know.
If you’re not in the habit of regularly backing up your data, do it now. Cloud storage company Backblaze has made it even easier with insanely cheap storage space that you can connect directly to your NAS.
Open source container platform Docker has kicked off its private beta program for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure. You can already use Docker through the two public cloud platforms but the company has made it easier to deploy Docker Engine on them through tight integration with AWS and Microsoft Azure infrastructure services. Additionally, Docker for Windows and Mac, which was previously in private beta, has now been made publicly available. Here’s what you need to know.
Samsung may have made a name for itself in the smartphones and tablets market but sales for its mobile devices have been waning as competition intensifies. Smartphones adoption has also reached saturation point which means it’s a lot harder to shift units, so it makes sense that Samsung would want to get into the lucrative business of cloud computing. The company has just acquired a cloud services business called Joyent. Here’s what you need to know.
April saw Dropbox announce “Project Infinite”, a “new technology” from the company designed to more closely integrate its cloud storage platform with customer systems. This week Dropbox revealed that Project Infinite is implemented as a kernel extension on OS X, dooming it immediately with IT admins everywhere.