cloudHQ is a service which synchronizes and replicates data between multiple different cloud services and cloud accounts in real-time.
For example, with cloudHQ you can sync Google Drive and Dropbox: so all your files from Google Drive to be in Dropbox and all your files from Dropbox will be in Google Drive. And any change from Google Drive will be instantaneously replicated to Dropbox and any change in Google Drive will be instantaneously replicated to Dropbox.
With the explosive growth in this as a service, that as a service, and clouding everything in sight, it comes as no surprise that cloud backup services are starting to crop up everywhere. And we’re not just talking about some of the excellent services targeted at consumers like Dropbox, box.net, and iCloud, we’re talking about enterprise grade services.
Does Drive stand a chance against sync and backup veterans?
Google's very own "Loch Ness monster," also known as Google Drive, has finally launched. It's the new face of Google Documents, and it's also Google's oft-rumored Dropbox-killer. It enters a scene crowded with competitors besides Dropbox that let you sync multiple folders, collaborate with friends, and stream data to your mobile device — so how does Drive fare?
Box.net has introduced a service that enables developers to build office productivity applications inside the Box cloud-based data storage system. The goal is to make lots of apps that will work on all kinds of mobile devices.
FORTUNE -- I recently spent the past year on the front lines of the computing revolution, bringing network virtualization technologies to dozens of telecommunications companies, new cloud computing entrants, and enterprises that are changing their business models through Cloud. Cloud promises to profoundly transform how we produce and consume information and information technology (IT). If you drive up and down Route 101 here in Silicon Valley today, there is a hot billboard war going on; if you drive up and down Main Street someplace else, there is a quieter but no less compelling revolution.
Box is releasing a number of new features today, with the broad theme of addressing "the needs of our largest enterprise customers in deploying this kind of technology," according to CEO Aaron Levie.
Those features include the ability to search files across an entire company, a new dashboard offering more granular controls for company administrators, mobile security options like passcode locks, support for multiple email domains, activity notification archiving, and a new enterprise licensing agreement.
Google Drive, Google's cloud storage service, is finally here, and it's no surprise that the competition is prepared after years of rumors. Cloud storage services such as Dropbox and Microsoft's Skydrive have been adding new features ahead of the Google Drive launch, and I've been getting anticipatory e-mails from other competitors, reminding me of their existence, for weeks now.
Cloud computing is slowly upending the disaster recovery market. Only a few years ago, disaster recovery meant one of two things: For large organizations, it necessitated huge capital investments; for the mid-market on down, it meant backing up only the most important data to tape and shuffling it off to a secure location.
Privately held Box and Dropbox are competing for a slice of personal cloud storage computing, a solution to the growth of Internet-connected mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets and the rise of storing files online so that consumers and businesses can retrieve data from anywhere they are on any device they choose.