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On Tuesday, Dropbox kicked off its first developers conference (called DBX) by announcing three new APIs that free developers from filling in those gaps, APIs that will help developers enhance Dropbox support in their apps and lead to new features for Dropbox users.
Salesforce.com customers now have access on the company's AppExchange marketplace to an application that delivers the full functionality of the Box cloud storage and file sharing service within Salesforce.com's CRM suite.
Box, the red-hot provider of the eponymous cloud storage and file-sharing service, will boost the collaboration capabilities of its product in the next 18 months, and could become a publicly traded company next year or in 2015.
Microsoft on Monday said it will appeal a trademark lawsuit over its SkyDrive cloud storage service it lost to the British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) Group.
EMC is giving enterprises greater control over how corporate data gets distributed and to whom, plus more mobile capabilities, with the latest update to its Syncplicity service.
Western Digital plans to acquire sTec to boost its presence in the market for enterprise solid-state drives.
Fusion-io is updating its ioTurbine caching software to help more types of enterprises integrate flash-based cache into virtualized computing environments.
LeaseWeb, one of Europe's biggest hosting providers, has wiped 630 servers that contained Megaupload data and countered claims from the company that the file-sharing site wasn't warned.
Lean storage techniques will keep a lid on storage investments over the next few years, though the world's enterprises still are on track to buy 138 exabytes of storage system capacity in 2017, IDC said.
Facebook has opened its first data centre outside the U.S., using 100 percent renewable energy and operating on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Sweden.
Hewlett-Packard will extend its 3Par enterprise storage line into flash-only territory this week, promising to combine higher speed with familiar software.
Most NAS drives are sold sans drives today. Seeing a wide-open opportunity, Seagate steps in with solutions up to 4TB.
Global sales of external server storage have dropped for the first time since 2009, according to data from research firm IDC.
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