We noticed some interesting stories on The WHIR this week related to developments in the storage and cloud sectors:
Early last week, within hours of launch, around half a million people signed up for cloud storage and file sharing site Mega. This story is not just about those consumers of cloud storage, but about providers as well. An interesting element of this story is that a handful of notable European service providers, including DigiWeb, Hosting.co.uk, EuroDNS, and Instra, have started working with Mega — despite last year’s shut down of MegaUpload by U.S. officials — in different investment and reseller capacities.
Hosting provider DreamHost reported that its DreamObjects object storage cloud is now generally available. The differentiator for the service is cost — it is priced cheaper than the base-level per-gig cost for Amazon’s market-leading S3 cloud storage service, at 7 cents per gig.