Orange partners with SugarSync for an offer storage “in the cloud”
In the small world of online storage, DropBox has a great reputation, but it is not alone in its market. In the US one of its main competitors is called SugarSync . He landed this week in France through a partnership with Orange.
Orange offers its business customers a solution Cloud Pro that will soon include a storage component and synchronization between different terminals. Like Dropbox, SugarSync Cloud is accessible via a web interface or a client application PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and Symbian (note the lack of Linux and Windows Phone). The customer can choose which folders are to be synchronized in the nebula, which must be shared between multiple users, etc.
Rates of Orange Pro offers are not yet known. Basic, SugarSync offers 5 free GB and offers a subscription “business” 100 GB to 3 users at $ 300 per year.
Microsoft Expands Cloud storage for iOS
When it comes to promoting its solutions “Back End” or its Cloud solutions, Microsoft no longer hesitate to leave Apps for turning devices on competing OS to its own.
When it comes to promoting its solutions “Back End” (such as 365 or Windows Server Board) or its Cloud solutions (such as Windows Live and Windows Azure), Microsoft no longer hesitate to leave Apps for rotating terminals on competitors to its own systems.
We got a demonstration earlier this week with the announcement of the upcoming availability of Lync 2010 unified communications client, with iPhone, iPad, Symbian and Android, Windows Phone 7 is version will be available from Monday.
We got new evidence yesterday with both the updated its App “OneNote” (available on iPhone for a year and finally changed to harness the display surface iPads), but also the release of a flagship title XBox Live and Kinect: Kinectimals for iPad / iPhone (the game is also available on Windows Phone 7 for a few weeks).
Today is the online storage service Skydrive (which – in some respects – in direct competition Apple iCloud) who sees decline iOS. The SkyDrive app for iPad and iPhone allows users of Microsoft Live services on their PC to directly and easily to their Skydrive spaces without using a Web browser. IOS users can transfer photos and documents, rename files or manage their files hosted in the cloud through a dedicated App.
And even if Skydrive is already fully integrated into the heart of Windows Phone 7.5, particularly within the “Hubs” Photos Office and Smartphone, Microsoft launched a very similar application to that of the iPhone on its own OS Mobile.
Finally, with the variety of mobile systems, Microsoft seems to recover in part its original vocation: to be primarily a software company
Amazon brings Cloud storage applications “on-premises”
Today, most enterprise applications store their data “on premises” that is at the heart of the Data Center of the company. More applications you have, more you should not only provide them with storage space but also manage the inevitable accompanying backups (not to mention the maintenance issues associated with all storage).
There are a number of scenarios where such data could usefully be in the cloud in order, to deport the security and backup issues on infrastructure in the cloud.
The iSCSI appliance “AWS Storage Gateway” sits between your applications and the storage system. Without making changes to your applications, their data are found automatically encrypted and saved in the cloud. Initially, the idea of Amazon is not to replace your needs in local iSCSI storage (although in words, the offer should evolve into a local cache system and complete cloud storage in which only data frequently accessed remain locally). In its current form, the offer aims rather complementary to local storage and enables to offload backups problems “off-site” and synchronization problems of a number of information with the cloud.
” With the Storage Gateway Service AWS, we offer companies a new tool that allows them to easily take advantage of cloud storage. This is a secure storage, expandable and cost-effective AWS for combined use with their on-premise applications , “said Alyssa Henry, general manager of AWS Storage Services . ” Storage Gateway with AWS connects to your existing applications through a standard iSCSI interface, which transfers your data safely to AWS via SSL, and stores the encoded data in Amazon S3 .”
The implementation of AWS Storage Gateway enables companies to implement different scenarios and different strategies concretize disaster recovery scenarios in the event of a major disaster, save snapshots (snapshots) on Amazon S3, more easily transfer loads to Amazon EC2 during peak periods, implement new projects without adding local hardware investment, etc.