Worried About Cloud Security? Why Not Get Your Own Cloud

Worried About Cloud Security? Why Not Get Your Own Cloud

Worried About Cloud Security?

The number one concern that most people have with using cloud-based storage is the security of their data. Questions such as ‘Who can access my data?’, ‘Is my data safe?’, and ‘Where is my data stored?’ can rarely be satisfactorily answered by public cloud service providers such as Google Drive and Dropbox.  Yet we know that the benefits of the cloud are too numerous to not be taken advantage of. What options, therefore, does a security-conscious cloud user have available to them?

Get Your Own Cloud

The solution could be to be get your own personal cloud storage device. Having your own cloud will provide you with all of the convenience of the cloud, along with the ability to protect files and maintain your privacy.

Users who might be concerned about functionality do not need to worry. The devices act like an all-in-one cloud service that offer all the benefits that you would expect a public cloud to provide; data can still be easily shared and can be accessed anytime, from anywhere, and on any device.

Unlike a typical Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, the devices can automatically convert your digital media files so they can be played on any portable device – there is no need to download content onto a local device before playing it. Furthermore, sharing is simplified and does not require you to create a folder and assign a username for users you wish to share with.

Which Is The Best Provider?

StoAmigo has developed a product called CloudLocker. With an easy setup process and huge amounts of functionality it has many benefits, including:

  • Privacy – Nobody, including StoAmigo, has access to the contents of a CloudLocker except the user themselves.
  • Security – The device and all your files are physically located on your own premises. This contrasts to a typical public cloud provider where your data is saved on servers in unknown locations which can be access by several third parties.
  • Media Centric The CloudLocker has been designed around media consumption. Not only is streaming supported but the device is also DLNA compatible – letting you view your CloudLocker media content on a DLNA television or through any other DLNA enabled device.

After been featured on Forbes and About.com, it is clear the company is making a lasting impression with those in the industry. The company’s early success has already borne fruit, as ZCorum partnered with StoAmigo to offer the CloudLocker to broadband service providers and their subscribers. Arthur Skinner, ZCorum’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales, perhaps summarised the technology most succinctly when he stated that “CloudLocker provides an optimal balance of security and accessibility, creating a secure, private cloud that gives users complete control over their data, who they share files with and for how long”.

CloudLocker is designed with high-end specifications and is current available through StoAmigo’s website for $349. The current version comes with a usable hard drive of 264 GB.

By Daniel Price

Post Sponsored By StoAmigo

About Daniel Price

Daniel is a Manchester-born UK native who has abandoned cold and wet Northern Europe and currently lives on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. A former Financial Consultant, he now balances his time between writing articles for several industry-leading tech (CloudTweaks.com & MakeUseOf.com), sports, and travel sites and looking after his three dogs.

Find out more
View All Articles

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

The Evolution Of The Connected Cloud

The Evolution Of The Connected Cloud

The Connected Cloud Cloud computing is interesting first, but not only, because of the prevalence of cloud projects. There are many of them launched every day. Some have lofty expectations for business benefits (cost saving of 20 percent or more) and others carry even more intriguing goals. In 2005 “the cloud” was new. Shared computing…

Who’s Ready For The Cloud, And Can Deliver!

Who’s Ready For The Cloud, And Can Deliver!

Cloud Ready In my article last month, I discussed how the managed service provider (MSP) industry has been continuously urged to embrace the cloud, but in the end, could they? I answered the questions by describing several impediments and challenges that I believe are preventing MSPs from generating significant revenue and successfully fulfilling their client’s…

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting The IT industry moves at light speed fueled by constant change and advancement. No area of IT has been affected more by this change than the hosting and managed service space. Advancement in the cloud and its delivery models of IaaS and SaaS have caused a monumental shift in the way IT…

Personal Space And The Internet of Things (IoT)

Personal Space And The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) There is a long time concept of the personal area network or PAN. For all intent and purposes this is the maximum distance a Bluetooth device can move away from the host and still be functional. As I read the many wonderful pieces on the explosion of IoT and wearable…

The True Power And Potential Of Wearables

The True Power And Potential Of Wearables

The Power of Wearables The potential of wearable computing for efficiency and innovation is enormous. For business leaders and CIOs, wearable technology represents an opportunity to find more intelligent solutions to real problems and to leverage these devices for the benefit of the organization. But before wearables can successfully realize these expectations, there remain basic…

How Successful Businesses Ensure Quality Team Communication

How Successful Businesses Ensure Quality Team Communication

Quality Team Communication  (Sponsored post courtesy of Hubgets) Successful team communication and collaboration are as vital to project and overall business success as the quality of products and services an organization develops. We rely on a host of business tools to ensure appropriate customer interactions, sound product manufacturing, and smooth back-end operations. However, the interpersonal relationships…

Featured Sponsored Articles
How To Develop A Business Continuity Plan Using Internet Performance Management

How To Develop A Business Continuity Plan Using Internet Performance Management

Internet Performance Management Planning CDN Performance Series Provided By Dyn In our previous post, we laid out the problems of business continuity and Internet Performance Management in today’s online environment.  In this article, we will take a look at some of the ways you can use traffic steering capabilities to execute business continuity planning and…

Featured Sponsored Articles
Optimizing Digital Marketing Through Accessibility & Aesthetics

Optimizing Digital Marketing Through Accessibility & Aesthetics

Optimizing Digital Marketing In The Cloud Marketers are constantly looking for better ways to tantalize and engage customers, and there’s no space more competitive than the digital universe. Deliberating over pleasing layouts, effective calls to action, site responsiveness, and much more, digital marketers have more than enough to keep themselves busy without understanding the intricacies…

Featured Sponsored Articles

CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, infosec, big data and the internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

Sponsor