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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.,

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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Zyxel Personal Cloud is a new storage solution integrated with the myZyxelcloud platform and the Zyxel Drive mobile App.
Foad Fadaghi, Managing Director, Telsyte says a number of high-profile security breaches to personal cloud services are behind the increasing level of concern.
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:
With the increasing data generation activities, owing to the large scale adoption of mobile devices among individuals and businesses, the need for personal cloud has enlarged for real-time data access, storage, and synchronization.
WD's My Cloud OS 3 features an intuitive user interface delivering a rich content-sharing experience, and back-up and sync capabilities that elevate the personal cloud NAS offering while retaining the privacy and control unique to personal cloud devices physically located in the home or office.
The newly combined solution addresses this need through the integration of Synchronoss' award-winning Synchronoss Personal Cloud product serving 75 percent of the global Carrier personal cloud market with their Synchronoss Mobile Content Transfer product, which is in use by more than 5,000 retail stores worldwide.
5bn subscribers around the world for its personal cloud platform.
Provider of storage solutions Seagate Technology plc (Nasdaq:STX) on Sunday unveiled two new storage products for the home, Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay.
For enterprises, the vendor is touting its latest innovations in surveillance, and on the consumer side, WD is pushing its MyPassport Wireless product, as well as its personal cloud offering, MyCloud.
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.

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