San Francisco CA – Apr. 1, 2006
In a joint statement, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), and privately held Allmydata announced today the availability of a seamless, global data grid to be built into all hardware, software, and services in combination with predictive data storage and retrieval algorithms licensed from Allmydata.
With the goal of “Providing you with your data before you want it”, both Dell and HP computers will be assembled with the new Google G-drive, a device providing both storage and connectivity to other storage nodes, accessed through Microsoft’s new “Backed-Up” Vista operating system.
“By continually enhancing your data stored on the G-drive, Google-search will provide users with new documents instantly and seamlessly from anywhere” said Google’s founder Sergey Brin. “Making the consumer and business user’s life easier is always at the forefront of our minds. By not only providing worldwide access to your data, but actually providing more data itself, Microsoft takes storage and retrieval to a new level and removes the need for user input altogether.” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “We have painstakingly researched millions of users and their documents, images, and videos. Our patented algorithms of data generation are statistically proved to match the user’s next step, whether it is giving you the next picture you were about to take, touching up your Monday Powerpoint presentation for you, or just drafting a quick email to your mom, Allmydata aims to make data storage and retrieval safe, reliable, and worry-free.” said Allmydata CTO Peter Secor from an undisclosed location.
Users are encouraged to try out the new global storage grid from Allmydata at http://www.allmydata.com to prepare themselves for the storage revolution.
Allmydata, Inc. provides on-line data storage and retrieval services that are accessible from anywhere, anytime. It was founded by Fabrice Grinda in 2004 after several crashed hard-drives, and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Google, Inc. provides Web search and online advertising services on the Internet. It offers advertising solutions and global Internet search solutions through its Web site, and Intranet solutions via an enterprise search appliance. Google was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Dell, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, sale, and support of various computer systems and services to customers worldwide. The company’s products and services enable customers to build their information technology and Internet infrastructures. The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Dell as Dell Computer Corporation and changed its name to Dell, Inc. in 2003. Dell is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.
Microsoft Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, license, and support of software products for various computing devices worldwide. Microsoft was founded in 1975 by William H. Gates III. The company is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.