How CIOs are sizing up their storage-as-a-service options

Not all of the biggest issues around big data storage revolve around technology. Questions about sovereignty, compliance and security practices loomed large at CanadianCIO’s executive roundtable on storage-as-a-service. As one participant put it

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 christine wong

Canonical puts end to Ubuntu One cloud storage

Software maker Canonical Ltd. said it is no longer willing to battle against the likes of Google Drive, Dropbox and EMC and will be shutting down its Ubuntu One cloud storage service. Instead,

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Do Canadian telecom, data protection laws hinder U.S. exports?

Along with tariffs, the Softwood Lumber Agreement, restrictions on United States grain exports and other issues, the U.S. has cited Canada’s telecommunications and data protection policies as trade barriers. In its annual Foreign

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

iPhone, iPad users get extra 2TB storage from LaCie

Storage device company LaCie is rolling out a wireless hard drive that will provide users of Apple Inc.’s iPhone, iPad and Mac machines an additional 2TB of storage. The LaCie Fuel, a small

Published on: March 31st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

SAP alters data warehousing with Business Warehouse 7.4

Organization with huge data warehouse typically move large sets of information during off-peak periods. German enterprise software maker SAP AG intends to change this practice with its Business Warehouse 7.4 which currently being

Published on: March 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Panasonic, Sony announce 300 GB optical disk

Japanese technology companies Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. have jointly developed a new optical disc than can store up to 300 Gigabytes of data and remain readable for up to 50 years. The

Published on: March 10th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

User demand, storage commoditization fueling mergers

The commoditization of storage and growing user demand for greater performance are behind the recent spate of mergers and acquisitions in the cloud storage space, according to industry experts. Among the more recent

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Box enhances cloud control with dLoop acquisition

Enterprise users of cloud storage service, Box will have access to more content tracking controls thanks following the company’s acquisition of data analytics startup dLoop. Terms of the deal but the cloud storage

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Western Digital eyes 5x more disk capacity with HAMR

As hard disk storage nears its physical limits, Western Digital Corp. is betting that its heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology will be able to increase the density of disk drives and enable them

Published on: November 15th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano