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Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
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Thomas Claburn
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10/27/2014 | 3:55:08 PM
Unlimited
I wish Google, Microsoft, and the like would not use the term "unlimited" when clearly there is a limit somewhere. If you were to write a script to upload petabytes of random numbers, sooner or later someone from one of these companies would put a stop to it.
Michael Endler
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10/27/2014 | 4:10:57 PM
Re: Unlimited
That's a good point. I believe Office 365 limits accounts to something like 10 million files, for example-- not a strict storage limit in terms of capacity, but certainly something that prevents one from literally utilizing "unlimited" storage. There's also fineprint with all the services. A lot of small files don't count against your capacity total in Google, for example, and iCloud similarly doesn't count all data against users' totals. 
Charlie Babcock
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10/27/2014 | 7:16:40 PM
An aggressive storage strategy
No, not unlimited, but no visible limit to those who will have far less than a TB of data to store in their lifetime. This is an aggressive move by Microsoft. Amazon's claims of being the price leader in the cloud, as its parent company racks up losing quarters, is going to come under a great deal of pressure. Microsoft has a cash flow that can sustain this offer. If Amazon Web Services matches, then the bleeding will probably continue. 


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