While our cyber security experts fret over our below-par security standards, the Indian government is planning to set-up a cloud network storage to facilitate the storage of critical data.
According to the Economic Times :
Department of Information Technology is planning to set up a national cloud based network that connects all state data centers which would make that the backbone of national e-governance plan, which when completed would deliver many government to citizen and government business services via the internet. In effect, each of the [...]
SanDisk launched what it claims to be the world’s fastest Micro SD card, the Extreme Pro microSDHC line of storage add-ons for your smartphone or tablet. It has advertised speeds of 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write. The card is expected to be available by the third quarter of 2012 and in 8GB and 16GB capacities. The 8GB model will be priced at Rs. 2,599 while the 16GB model will be available for Rs. 4,699.
It also launched four USB flash drives – SanDisk Extreme, Cruzer Glide, Cruzer Facet and Cruzer Pro. These USB drives are extremely efficient [...]
Future owners of the Samsung Galaxy SIII can expect upto 50GB of free cloud storage thanks to the tie-up b/w Samsung and Dropbox for the said offering. The free storage will remain valid for two years, similar to the 25GB upgrade from Dropbox + HTC for its One X users.
While Google launched Drive Cloud with free 5 GB Data storage, Dropbox does not want to feel left out at the party. Adding new features for existing users, the company today announced a new app to allow automatic photo uploads from your Windows or Mac computer.
Thats not all, Dropbox will also offer upto 3GB free store for using the service, actually 500MB each time you use it to a maximum of 3 GB free.
After many a rumors Google has now finally launched Google Drive cloud service. Still in Beta stage with limited access to users the cloud service offers up quite a unique mix to fend off the competition. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet (iOS coming soon). Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology.
Google’s Dropbox competitor, Google Drive has been confirmed thanks to a leaked image. Google will give away 5GB of free storage to Google Drive users and will have dedicated apps for mostly all platforms. The service should go live next week, around Wednesday or Thursday if rumors are correct.
Apple’s Mobile Me service has been at a premium since the first time it launched. A new report from iLounge that Apple plans to release a free, overhauled version of its online storage service in April. The report matches earlier rumors that such changes to MobileMe were expected sometime this year. According to iLounge senior editor Chalres Starrett, a “trusted” unnamed source, “who works for a major educational institution,” has told the publication that “the current version of MobileMe is no longer available, and that Apple is suggesting new students sign up for the 60-day trial to cover the gap between the final MobileMe shipment and the launch [...]