Iomega Personal Cloud and Media Network Hard Drive

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Today Iomega announced their new Personal Cloud technology, a technology that will take your Iomega NAS (Network Attached Storage device) in order to backup, protect, and give others access to your files and information on a personal cloud.

This is a web-based architecture and will allow for consumers and business professionals to connect and exchange their Iomega NAS with all of the data on it to other individuals or other devices through the Internet. Iomega ensures that this data on your personal cloud can only be manipulated by you or whomever else you give access to. There is no subscription fee associated with this technology (including access by others onto your cloud and the protection for your data), but you must buy two or more NAS products to backup your data remotely to another location. In other words, after you have purchased an Iomega StorCenter network storage device, there is no other fee to use the service.

Iomega says that you can create your own personal cloud with this technology in “just minutes,” with a small setup page and an invite list so you can choose who you want to give your cloud access to. You can invite up to 250 people or devices onto a cloud, and the process works in a similar way to a home or business network. After you send out invites, an e-mail is sent to all invitees with a link to the cloud.

Iomega ensures that files and data that are shared on the cloud will be available immediately once uploaded, no matter where it is shared from. The cloud interface has a “drag-and-drop” feature that makes it easier to use.

As far as security goes, all data will be backed up on your hard drive, server, and datacenter, and can be accessed only be those people who have been given access to it. Additionally, AES 128-bit encryption can be enabled for extra protection while data is being transferred.

The Iomega Personal Cloud is launching worldwide this month.

The Cloud will also have a feature where you can access it through your TV with Boxee TV, available sometime in February.

Along with the Cloud, Iomega is also launching a media network hard drive, cloud edition. It will come in 1 TB and 2 TB storage capacities and will use EMC Lifeline software, built to have cross-platform support for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

Notable features include:

  • Ethernet connection from hard drive to router
  • Built-in iTunes server
  • Streaming feature for music, videos and other media
  • PTP automatic transfers
  • One-touch copying of files
  • Synchronization of device

The Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Cloud Edition will be available worldwide later this month in two capacities: a 1 TB model for $169.99, and a 2 TB model for $229.99.





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