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My Cloud Home from WD

My Cloud Home from WD

The My Cloud Home from WD is an easy-to-use personal cloud storage device that plugs directly into your Wi-Fi router at home so you can save all your digital content in one central place. Using the My Cloud Home app, remotely access all your files from anywhere with an internet …

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Backblaze partners with Packet and Server Central to better challenge the big clouds

Backblaze made its name as a cloud-based storage backup provider (and using lots of hard drives in the process) for individuals and businesses. With B2, however, the company also launched a file-centric cloud storage service for developers in 2015 that aims to challenge similar offerings from AWS and Azure on price. Because Backblaze doesn’t offer any other cloud computing services, that was always a bit of a hard sell, as developers had to work with multiple vendors to write their apps and pay for the data transfer between B2 and their compute providers. But Backblaze is sweetening the deal today with a partnership with Packet and ServerCentral that will allow for free data transfer. This matchup makes a lot of sense for the three independent cloud providers involved. Packet is mostly known for its bare-metal server offerings, while ServerCentral focuses on helping businesses manage their IT infrastructure. Packet offers a block storage service, too, but the use case for that is somewhat different from Backblaze’s storage service. “With over a decade of building the lowest-cost cloud storage, we’re proud to be able to profitably offer customers storage at one-fourth of the price of S3,” noted Gleb Budman, CEO of Backblaze. “Our partnerships with Packet and ServerCentral now enable us to jointly support a variety of new uses and customers. Both providers offer world class compute offerings. And, by charging $0.00 for transfers between Backblaze and our Compute Partners, customers choose what’s best for their particular workload.” Likewise, Packet and ServerCentral argue that their services allow developers to use their services and save on their AWS bill.

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Dropbox and Box were never competitors

As Dropbox had its IPO moment this morning, more than 10 years after launching, we can finally put one myth to rest. Dropbox and Box were never targeting the same customers. As Anshu Sharma , founder at Prekari , a stealth startup and former partner at Storm Venture tweeted earlier today: If you are a VC and still don't get why Box and Dropbox are fundamentally different businesses, maybe stay away from SaaS. https://t.co/4O7Xks8Dbb — Anshu Sharma (@anshublog) March 23, 2018 Same goes for investors, analysts and journalists. If you don’t believe they’re different, consider that in Dropbox’s S-1 paperwork they filed with SEC , you will note they didn’t even list Box as a primary competitor: “We compete with Box on a more limited basis in the cloud storage market for deployments by large enterprises,” the company wrote. They had something in common, of course, but Dropbox has always been about managing files in the cloud, while Box has been focused on enterprise content use case cases in the cloud — and that’s a very different approach. As Shria Ovide pointed out in her analysis on Bloomberg after the filing, the S-1 also proved that Dropbox has always been a “ a consumer software company with a side hustle .” That side hustle was the enterprise business. (She also pointed out on Twitter that they may be the first company to use a cupcake emoji in their S-1 , which is actually kind of cool). Consumer with a dash of enterprise It turns out that vast majority of Dropbox’s combined business and consumer revenue of more than a $1 billion came from consumers.  Dropbox has always offered an attractive consumer storage tool. It’s well integrated into desktop OSs and it has a nice mobile tool. I use it and for $10 a month I get a terabyte of storage. I can back up my life there and it incorporates neatly into Finder on my Mac. When I capture screens they go automatically to Dropbox

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Best Desktop Computers – Chron.com

Best Desktop Computers Chron.com ... 10 and is backed by one of the best-known names in computer hardware. Best Value. ASUS. Chromebox M004U. Check Price. Bottom Line. Runs on Google's Chrome OS, using Google Apps and Gmail as its baseline programs. It's as barebones as an out-of-the ...

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Amazon outage breaks large parts of the internet

If your favorite website or internet service isn't accessible today, it's probably not just you. Amazon Web Services' S3 cloud storage is experiencing "high error rates" that have caused chaos among many of the sites that depend on AWS to work. Our...

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Box to startups: use our platform, get funded – Mashable

Mashable Box to startups: use our platform, get funded Mashable On the mobile side, Box announced that it was breaking up the functionality of its app into four separate components with four new software development kits (SDKs): preview, browse, share and content. The SDKs allow developers to choose which aspects ... and more »

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