March 14, 2012
The cloud storage market is hot: IDC (News - Alert) is projecting that the market for public and private cloud storage will be in excess of $22 billion by 2015. The recent boom of cloud storage offerings evidences this growth trend.
Companies are turning to cloud storage for the economic advantage of utility storage instead of the higher capital and operational costs of building and managing remote data centers. Likewise, consumers are resourcing services like Amazon, Dropbox (News - Alert), iCloud and Box for their cloud storage needs – and the competition is fierce.
Box recently offered Android (News - Alert) users who sign up for a Box account 50 GB of cloud storage for free. The company sees Android as its biggest room for growth, and says “it will do everything it can to make sure the experience is streamlined across all iterations of the Google (News - Alert) platform,” Slash Gear recently reported... Read More