Pogoplug Biz Brings Business Related HDDs Online

Pogoplug Biz Brings Business Related HDDs Online

Pogoplug started somewhat of a revolution when they figured out that a simple box could be used to put standard USB external hard drives onto the Internet, enabling remote access. They basically figured out how to market and sell the process of turning standard HDDs into NAS devices, and they've been progressing ever since. Now, with the consumer market behind them, it's the business market that's next on their radar.


The company's newest product is the Pogoplug Biz, which looks almost exactly like the second-generation Pogoplug that was introduced last year. The colors are slightly different, but the exterior design really hasn't changed. What has changed is all in the functionality. In order to cater to business users, who may access their Pogoplug Biz remotely in order to show presentations and client files, this device enables users to skin the user interface, access usage statistics, set up custom email addresses (for sending files directly to the Pogoplug Biz) and cloud/mobile printing. Up to four hard drives can be connected to the Web with this new device, and it'll sell for $299 with lifetime Pogoplug remote access service.

Cloud Engines Launches New Pogoplug Biz for Business Users

Pogoplug Biz is the secure and inexpensive way for a business to access, share and send files over the Internet

Cloud Engines, Inc, announces today the introduction of the Pogoplug Biz, a new version of the company's award-winning Pogoplug specifically designed for business use. The Pogoplug Biz offers safe and secure remotely accessible storage and a flexible system for controlling access to video, audio, photos, and documents from anywhere on the Internet.

The product installs in 60 seconds and requires no modification to network or firewall settings. Pogoplug Biz lets business owners use their own domain name(s) and customize (or "skin") the user interface and email templates, enabling users to seamlessly represent their company whenever they share files online. A Pogoplug Biz, combined with one or more USB hard drives provides businesses with an extensible cloud storage solution with no monthly fees.

Pogoplug Biz features include:

- Usage Statistics and Auditing: quickly access a summary of how many times a file or folder has been viewed, streamed or downloaded. Keep track of the number of views, streams, and downloads.

- Customization: customize the look and feel of the Pogoplug interface, including the color, logo, domain name and background image. Customize the look and feel of emails that are sent when you share files.

- Custom Email Addresses: claim your own custom email addresses and let your clients email files to your Pogoplug. Create an unlimited number of custom upload folders and give them each a unique email address to share with your clients.

- Cloud/Mobile Printing: print from any mobile device, including the iPhone and iPad. Print to any printer connected to Pogoplug, from anywhere.

- Web View-Only Sharing: share viewable files over the web while preventing them from being downloaded. Web View is perfect for creative professionals and photographers who want to show clients previews of work but not allow them to download the files.

- Multiple Users: allows an administrator to set access levels and storage quotas for individual users.

- Remote backup: continuously mirror all or part of your Pogoplug storage to a second Pogoplug in a remote location.

"Businesses need online storage and sharing solutions that aren't encumbered by fees or limitations," said Daniel Putterman, CEO of Cloud Engines, Inc. "Pogoplug Biz gives companies a secure, private and customizable solution to solve this problem."

The Pogoplug Biz is available for preorder at Pogoplug.com/buy. Pogoplug Biz costs $299 with lifetime Pogoplug service.

Useful Links
Pogoplug web site: www.pogoplug.com
Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/pogoplug
Pogoplug online community: www.pogoplugged.com

About the Pogoplug Biz

The Pogoplug Biz is a device that connects up to 4 external hard drives to the Internet. It is designed for businesses that need to share remote storage of a variety of file types via the Internet to co-workers and customers anywhere in the world. Robust customization allows the Pogoplug Biz to represent your company or brand effectively while maintaining Pogoplug's famously easy set-up and use.

About Cloud Engines, Inc.
Founded in 2007 by experienced entrepreneurs from the digital media and security industries, Cloud Engines is located in San Francisco, California. The company was formed with a mission to change the way personal content is stored and distributed over the Internet. The Cloud Engines philosophy is that by making a product simple, open and affordable, the community will participate in making it better. For more information, please visit, www.cloudengines.com andwww.pogoplug.com
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These already exist, you even mentioned it in the article, this is a NAS but with one hard drive.

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 NThompson, wha?

It says that it will turn up to 4 HDD into a NAS with just that box. a nas is more complicated then this.

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Really it's about as complicate as a NAS.

The idea is essentially the same. The difference being this run external hard drive. NAS uses internal.

Also i think it's nice that this also doubles as a print server.

But I see no mention of RAID, so i'll stick to a traditional NAS.

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This would be cool to use, only if I had higher speed internet.

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It would run over your home network so access the data will be pretty quick. It's when you're away from home and try to access the data over the internet is when it will be slow. :-P

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Exactly, acarzt. I imagine the integrated software for this box is what makes it different from all the others. I've got a NAS server (the Linksys Network Storage Link) which lets you plug up to two USB 2.0 HDs into it, though I never really got it working. My need for sharing lots of data across multiple computers turned out to be served by USB flash drives and SneakerNet, so there wasn't a great impetus to get it working.

That was $200 itself back in the day. This is $99 more, and allows 4 HDs instead of 2; it also has the software to support its Internet presence (and I wonder how that works-- yhe company's website doesn't list any "sample" Pogoplugs' URLs).

If I ever went NAS, I think I'd want (1) internal HDs to reduce the number of cases and wall warts in my setup, and (b) hardware RAID 1 at the very least.

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lol, SneakerNet... the original

Also I like how you switched your bullet points up from numbers to letters lol

And I agree, internal HDDs provides a more attractive setup and RAID offers some peice of mind.

And as many of you have been hearing me say... I really want a NAS lol

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