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The 10 Biggest Storage Stories Of 2014

The storage industry in 2014 was characterized by technological and business disruptions. Here are the top 10 storage stories of the year.

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10. Cloud Storage Price Wars Get Serious

The cost of using cloud storage fell fast in March, helping to make it more ubiquitous.

Amazon that month dropped pricing for its standard and reduced redundancy storage from between 36 percent and 65 percent depending on capacity, letting customers do things like run a large Hadoop cluster for less than $1,000 per terabyte per year. Google dropped the price of its storage by up to 68 percent to 2.6 cents per gigabyte per month for standard storage, and 2.0 cents per gigabyte per month of durable reduced availability storage. Microsoft, not to be outdone, dropped the cost of its Azure cloud storage by up to 65 percent.

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