Musing about iCloud, the forthcoming SkyDrive integration into Windows 8, and Google Drive got me thinking about DropBox, the company whose business model is built on charging when everyone else is starting to give large amounts of storage away for free. DropBox killer feature is their sync replication. It just works, and consumers have shown [...]
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As storing data in the cloud becomes increasingly more normal users will increasingly find themselves in the position of needing to access different types of data regularly. To this end we are starting to see a new breed of applications and services which themselves provide a service that interacts with data stored on the cloud. [...]
Cloud admin on 14 Jul 2010
Again the ugly issue of what do you do when the cloud goes wrong rears it’s head. Right now if you login to box.net and try and download a file you cannot download a file. Instead you get a screen like the below. I’m sure Box are aware of this, but it again shows you [...]
An interesting post asked the question why Amazon S3 is considered cheaper than the alternative - excerpt below: With a price tag of $0.150/GB/month, storing 1TB of data costs around $150/month on Amazon S3. But this is a recurring amount. So, for the same amount of data it would cost $1800/year and $3600/2-years. And this [...]