While there are a dizzying array of cloud storage providers on the market today, almost all of them have the same fundamental problem: price. Sure, you’ll get a couple of gigabytes free, but if you want to backup, sync, and store all of your stuff in the cloud your wallet is going to feel the pinch. And when you compare cloud storage rates to the relatively low cost of local drive space you can quickly see why many people are searching for a personal cloud storage solution so they can avoid those costs.
One of the easiest and most powerful personal cloud storage solutions, either at home or for the office, is to purchase a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. NAS devices are basically little servers that you can easily hook into your network. Most NAS devices are Linux-based, but you don’t have to be a super techy person to set them up. The GUI interfaces make it easy to configure the device for file storage and media streaming. You can even use a NAS to host a website or run surveillance cameras. Most vendors offer mobile apps for accessing the stuff you’ve put on the NAS while out and about.
The major shortcoming of a private cloud storage solution is that it isn’t really a full disaster recovery plan. Backing up your stuff centrally is great for when your laptop drive dies, but what happens if your home or office floods or has a fire? Or a thief steals the stuff? Symform’s NAS cloud backup apps, which are available for some of the most popular NAS devices, can give you the best of both world’s. Our patented peer-to-peer architecture allows you to get the convenience, durability, and security of cloud storage, with the economics of local drive space. Read on to find out why it makes us the best cloud storage service available.