I’ve been knee deep in enterprise cloud work lately, so I thought I would take a bit of a break and focus on a neat little home cloud solution that I stumbled upon from one of my favorite gear companies, D-Link. I never really thought about D-Link and cloud, but yesterday I came across their new cloud services offering and I thought it was pretty cool.
So we all know D-Link as being responsible for our favorite modems and routers. Oh, and my favorite device of all, Boxee Box. But they recently released a neat device called their Cloud Router, which is really the basis for a bunch of neat cloud solutions for those of us who take our home network a little too seriously.
D-Link has been focusing lately on creating a home network cloud for consumers which allow them to access all their content with either 3G/4G or 802.11. This means you can access not just files but cameras at any time from anywhere. But it also has some neat intrusion detection tools and can show you web history of any devices. Oh, and did I mention it does motion control triggers and you can set recording schedules?
What I like is basically the router acts as a cloud gateway, and you can connect any storage device to it. This is not the first time we have seen the personal cloud movement (Dropbox, iCloud etc come to mind), but it’s really cool that we are seeing companies like D-Link step in the game, especially since they’ve already done a great job with media.