Google Cloud Storage Nearline Is A Cheap Way To Store Data

Google Cloud Platform has launched Google Cloud Storage Nearline, a service which allows you to back up infrequently-used but potentially handy data into Google’s Cloud and then retrieve it later. The storage costs are very low — 1 US cent per GB per month while the data is at rest.


IBM Finally Opens Sydney SoftLayer Data Centre

When IBM opened its first Australian SoftLayer data centre in Melbourne last year, it promised a second Sydney centre would be open by the end of the year. A few months behind schedule, the Sydney site is now live.


Cloud Patches: CloudTrail In Sydney, Azure Search GA, Google Cloud Debugger

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.


Cloud Patches: Google Status Dashboard, Docker On Azure

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.


Cloud Patches: Google Cloud Security Scanner, AWS Tag Management

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.


Dropbox Shared Links Now Open Directly In Android And iOS

iOS/Android: A nifty update coming to the Dropbox mobile apps: if you click on a shared link to a Dropbox file, it can automatically show up in the Dropbox app.


Azure Adds Linux Version Of HDInsight

Azure has offered a Windows-based version of the HDInsight Hadoop implementation since late 2013. Now you have the option of running HDInsight in a Linux implementation on Azure as well.


Office Integrating With More Cloud Storage Providers

Unsurprisingly, every version of Office makes it easy to save files to Microsoft’s own OneDrive service — but what if you prefer Dropbox or Box? That should be less of a hassle in the future, with Microsoft announcing new integration options for Office that will let any cloud storage provider be added to the list of save locations.


You Can Now Pay For AWS In Australian Dollars

Like other cloud services, AWS is usually paid for by credit card — but since the fees are in US dollars, you can end up getting slugged with conversion fees. You can now avoid that by setting Australian dollars as your preferred currency.


Cloud Patches: Death To Azure ACS, Route 53 Updates

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Watch out for identity management!