Jump to content



Photo

Private Clouds, the next big thing?


  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#16 elenarie

elenarie

    Newbie .NET / game dev

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 23-March 14
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64
  • Phone: Lumia 920 Yellow

Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:18

Are there any other products like this already on the market?

whats your personal opinion?

 

http://www.microsoft...vate-cloud.aspx

 

I don't care about them as I don't really have use for them. Everything I have is on OneDrive and I don't really worry about privacy at all. I mean, what makes me so special for a corporation to exploit my trust in them, in comparison to the next-to-billion of their other customers?

 

I do see the value, however, for businesses dealing with sensitive information. Here's is where these solutions find their use.




#17 OP goodbytes

goodbytes

    Just below average Joe

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 07-May 04
  • Location: England

Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:29

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here...that sounds more like you're just setting up a VPN connection - such as with Hamachi - to your home machine and providing the correct shares for your information? I've just seen that Hamachi is no longer free, but that still makes me wonder what makes this different?

 

It is some custom VPN but not directly linked to a machine, it's it's own entity with a 1TB hdd inside... though there are some smaller products available that are just a VPN link between your network and machine.



#18 +Jack Unterweger

Jack Unterweger

    in linux i trust

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 19-January 03
  • OS: Snapshot-Linux x64 1149 0.5
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3

Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:49

private cloud is not the next big thing imho. the reason i use dropbox and others is that they offer me the diskspace i dont have at home.



#19 JonnyLH

JonnyLH

    I say things.

  • Joined: 15-February 13
  • Location: UK
  • OS: W8, W7, WP8, iOS, Ubuntu
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 920

Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:00

This annoys me. Even by definition, this is nor a cloud, nor private.

 

It's simply a local drive which has a good software implementation to be shared and accessed. Cloud by definition means you don't know whats there, hence, up in the cloud. Stupid buzzwords...



#20 OP goodbytes

goodbytes

    Just below average Joe

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 07-May 04
  • Location: England

Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:18

private cloud is not the next big thing imho. the reason i use dropbox and others is that they offer me the diskspace i dont have at home.

 

Do you not have Dropbox installed on your computer? If i add something to my DB it's instantly added to a folder on my computer which takes up disk space.



#21 Tomo

Tomo

    IT Engineer

  • Tech Issues Solved: 3
  • Joined: 17-August 01
  • Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:22

Do you not have Dropbox installed on your computer? If i add something to my DB it's instantly added to a folder on my computer which takes up disk space.

Doesn't have to, you can select which folders to sync with your computer.



#22 OP goodbytes

goodbytes

    Just below average Joe

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 07-May 04
  • Location: England

Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:31

Doesn't have to, you can select which folders to sync with your computer.

 

Oh cool, did not know that.



#23 +Jack Unterweger

Jack Unterweger

    in linux i trust

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 19-January 03
  • OS: Snapshot-Linux x64 1149 0.5
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3

Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:35

Do you not have Dropbox installed on your computer? If i add something to my DB it's instantly added to a folder on my computer which takes up disk space.

 

you can also use dropbox online storage which takes no space on your disk.



#24 Tomo

Tomo

    IT Engineer

  • Tech Issues Solved: 3
  • Joined: 17-August 01
  • Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:58

Oh cool, did not know that.

Its called Selective Sync and is found in the Account tab of Dropbox preferences.