Don't-Miss Storage Stories

Kim Dotcom's 'Mega' storage service dumps its beta tag, picks up some new features

Megaupload may be dead and gone, but Mega—the file storage and sharing service that rose from Megaupload's ashes—is going strong.

Legal ruling

EMC sues startup for stealing trade secrets through staff hires

EMC has sued Pure Storage for allegedly colluding with some of the storage giant's former employees to misappropriate and bring to the startup confidential EMC information and trade secrets, including lists and notes on current and potential customers.

EMC's Syncplicity service tightens controls on shared files

Data can be made unavailable even when it's stored offline, EMC says.

Western Digital's HGST fills hard drives with helium to inflate storage capabilities

Hermetically sealed helium helps hard drives run cooler, sip less power, and fit more storage into the same space.

Cloud-based app suite takes aim at e-discovery speed and cost

A company that helps enterprises through e-discovery will give customers new tools to streamline the process and cut costs.

Storage 101: Secure, Accessible Options at Home and in the Cloud

A breakdown of storage types and how to make them work for you.

Warning: Windows 8.1 kills SkyDrive's remote 'Fetch' feature

If you like to Fetch your SkyDrive files from afar, you won't like Windows 8.1's changes. A warning would have been nice, Microsoft.

Backup starts to scale out along with storage, data growth

Backup and recovery is starting to get some of the same capabilities as primary storage systems to handle the rising floods of data with less management overhead.

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Chip advance could boost thumb drive speed by 50%

Silicon Motion announced it is sending samples of a new USB 3.0 controller chip that will boost performance in flash drives by up to 50%.

Facebook open-source cache squeezes more from flash disks

Facebook continues to push the boundaries of storage and server technology in order to more quickly serve its billion users, and the results are being offered as open-source technology that can also benefit other companies.

VM-based storage platform scales out to multiple sites

Businesses that want their storage organized around virtual machines will get more hardware options and greater scalability later this year from Tintri, a startup that specializes in VM-based storage.

Backupify opens up its cloud-to-cloud backup to more SaaS vendors

Backupify, a cloud-based backup service offered for SaaS platforms including Salesforce and Google Apps, may expand to many other SaaS platforms through a developer kit designed for quick and easy integration.

Verizon's next cloud services emphasize performance, granular billing

Verizon adds to its cloud services with a new option called Verizon Cloud Compute, as well as a new storage-as-a-service, called Verizon Cloud Storage.

Box pages developers, asks them to give healthcare industry a shot of innovation

Box and two partners are sponsoring a developer competition for apps that improve patient communication and education.

Western Digital's 'My Cloud' drive transforms your PC into a personal Dropbox

WD has done connected hard drives before, but My Cloud is all about simplicity.