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personal cloud

A small server in a home or small business network that can be accessed over the Internet. Designed for storing photos and videos that can be shared with friends and family, personal clouds enable viewing and streaming from any Internet-connected personal computer and mobile device. Although personal clouds function in a similar manner to any private cloud set up in a company, their primary feature is easy installation for the average consumer.


The Pogoplug Cloud
One of the first personal clouds, this Pogoplug model (pink unit) connected four drives via USB to the local Ethernet. Subsequent models added support for SATA drives. Sharing data across the Internet, Pogoplugs sync with additional units for storage and backup. (Image courtesy of Cloud Engines, Inc., www.pogoplug.com)







Various Kinds
Personal clouds come from a variety of manufacturers, such as these Western Digital (WD) and Seagate units advertised side-by-side on a shelf in Staples.
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As a clever and reliable personal cloud, DS419slim helps keep your precious photos, videos, and documents in order, bringing everything under control with itspowerful file management capabilities," said Katarina Shao, product manager, Synology Inc.
The fully agnostic and secure Synchronoss Personal Cloud solution maintains high levels of customer trust in operators by meeting their mutual need for additional storage and capacity head on.
New Delhi [India], July 24 ( ANI ): Global leader in next generation networking solutions Zyxel has unveiled the easy-to-use Zyxel Personal Cloud, a new cloud storage solution capable of up to 32TB of data storage accessible from anywhere with mobile gadgets.
* Connect the LAN cable of the Personal Cloud to any empty port of your WiFi router and you are done.
Policies that allow for the use of personal clouds should:
Personal Cloud Market by Revenue Type (Direct Revenue and Indirect Revenue), User Type (Individual, Small Business and Medium Business), Hosting Type (Providers' Premises and Users' Premises), & by Region - Global Forecast to 2020
MANILA -- A Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and a worldwide leader in storage solutions, today introduced significant enhancements to WD's family of My CloudA(r) personal storage devices, including a new, redesigned My Cloud OS 3 operating system, Software Developer Kit (SDK) enabling enhanced app integration and a dual-drive My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage offering increased memory and faster processing performance than previous generations.
has debuted solutions and software-based activation for mobile carriers, retailers and OEMs around the world, today announced the integration of two of its core Cloud products, Synchronoss Personal Cloud and Synchronoss Mobile Content Transfer.
WORLDWIDE COMPUTER PRODUCTS NEWS-January 5, 2015-Seagate launches Personal Cloud storage
Files can be streamed from any connected USB drive like the My Passport Ultra and My Book product families, personal cloud and network attached storage drives like WD's My Cloud product family, digital camcorder or cameras, and any networked PC or Mac computer in the home.
[UKPRwire, Thu May 15 2014] The 'Personal Cloud: A Strategic Imperative for Operators' report by Pyramid Research provides an overview of operators and cloud computing, an analysis of the personal cloud market, the results of an operator online survey about their views on personal cloud and a detailed assessment of how operators are positioning their personal cloud services.
India, April 28 -- Dell has announced the availability of Dell Wyse Cloud Connect , an ultra-compact and highly mobile cloud access device that instantly delivers desktop virtualization and personal cloud services to any HDMI- or MHL-enabled display.

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