Jan 27, 2015

How is a personal cloud different from from any other network?

How can NAS storage on a network make it become a personal cloud? Maybe I’m just not reading the materials correctly, but I don’t get the difference between a personal cloud and a server on a network. On their website section on personal clouds, Seagate talks about using NAS to store movies, music, etc. to create a “personal media library.” This just sounds like what I do at home, where I have an old Windows laptop full of music and movies with media sharing turned on. What’s the difference between my home network and a personal cloud?
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01/27/2015
The personal cloud can be accessed by anyone with a Web browser and a password, so yes, they can be somewhat similar, especially if your NAS drive is connected to the Internet through a broadband connection in your home or office. A number of the NAS vendors offer this service. A more business-oriented one as an example:
http://www.egnyte.com/adaptive-enterprise-file-services.html
Best answer
01/27/2015
The personal cloud can be accessed by anyone with a Web browser and a password, so yes, they can be somewhat similar, especially if your NAS drive is connected to the Internet through a broadband connection in your home or office. A number of the NAS vendors offer this service. A more business-oriented one as an example:
http://www.egnyte.com/adaptive-enterprise-file-services.html
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