Changes to the online storage services industry are coming as IBM (IBM) and Twitter (TWTR), and Dropbox and Microsoft (MSFT) announced distinct partnerships, respectively. Here’s what the Owler community had to say about the future of online storage services.
Manhattan Storage Company had this billboard last year: raising a baby in NYC is like growing a tree in a thimble. Well, the market for online storage is looking more and more like that: cramped. Last week IBM (IBM) and Twitter (TWTR) announced a partnership. This week Dropbox and Microsoft (MSFT) divulged their partnership. Google (GOOG) also revealed it is upping its ante to compete for B2B storage services by offering firms 3 types of express lanes for its consumers storage. Finally, Dell (DELL) this week also said it was breaking into the storage market with a product that lets clients control all facilities of their various cloud systems from one dashboard (phew!).
While the community seems to believe that the recent partnership between Microsoft and Dropbox will improve their work environment, members are less hot on IBM’s purchase of Twitter data, unsure that it will yield meaningful results for either company.