Items tagged with Remote access

In today's increasingly connected world, leaving a file "behind" is becoming ever more unacceptable. Can't access it remotely? You're doing it wrong. All kidding aside, Splashtop has made a business of keeping folks within arm's reach of their files regardless of their physical location, and now that same gesture is being delivered to the Mac operating system. The company just launched Remote Desktop for Mac, enabling Mac-to-PC and Mac-to-Mac remote access from a private network or across the Internet. Currently Splashtop Remote Desktop enables millions of mobile devices, from tablets to smartphones,... Read more...
Remote access is a beautiful thing, and Splashtop has been enabling it for a long time. Today, the company has announced the release of its Splashtop Remote Desktop for Windows that will enable PC-to-PC and PC-to-Mac remote access from a private network or across the Internet, free of charge. SplashTop currently enables millions of iOS and Android mobile devices to remotely access PCs and Macs with true HD video and full audio, and with the addition of Windows PC support, will largely have this market on a string. Splashtop Remote Desktop eliminates the need to transfer, convert or sync files... Read more...
With the explosion of "the cloud," remote access has become a sector where lots of growth is taking place. And as more and more media goes hosted on connected storage devices, people will become increasingly interested in pulling down data from remote locations. Splashtop has been a big player in the market, and while the company sought first to provide Windows users with the ability to access their home PC files while on an iPad or iPhone, they're today extending that support to Macs. It's a bit backwards we guess, but we'll take it. Splashtop Remote Desktop software now supports OS X, which means... Read more...
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,... Read more...
Seagate has licensed CloudEngines' easy-to-use Pogoplug network-attached storage (NAS) technology, and has integrated it into the new FreeAgent DockStar network adapter. With a FreeAgent DockStar, you can easily turn any Seagate FreeAgent Go portable hard drive (not included) into a network-attached storage device.The primary focus of the Pogoplug technology is to turn any USB-based storage device into an easy to setup and use NAS device, with simple remote access for file sharing. We reviewed the original Pogoplug device back in July--for in-depth details into the technology and how it works,... Read more...
With the growing popularity of cloud-based storage solutions, such as the Amazon S3 and Nirvanix services, many businesses--both large and small--are eschewing traditional onsite file servers, and instead opting for offsite, third-party storage solutions. But the ongoing cost of maintaining cloud-based storage as well as the often unproven reliability of it makes it a less than ideal solution for some businesses; and this leaves those businesses with the conundrum of how to store and serve files, provide safe backups, and enable remote access, without breaking the bank. For such businesses, maintaining... Read more...
With the growing popularity of cloud-based storage solutions, such as the Amazon S3 and Nirvanix services, many businesses--both large and small--are eschewing traditional onsite file servers, and instead opting for offsite, third-party storage solutions. But the ongoing cost of maintaining cloud-based storage as well as the often unproven reliability of it makes it a less than ideal solution for some businesses; and this leaves those businesses with the conundrum of how to store and serve files, provide safe backups, and enable remote access, without breaking the bank.For such businesses, maintaining... Read more...
Regardless of their size or industry, most businesses depend on ready and secure access to their data. To a business, "secure" means that its data is protected from hardware or software failures and is safe from prying eyes. But small and even some medium-sized businesses often can't afford to maintain a data center, let alone a dedicated IT staff. Such businesses still have numerous options for data storage and access solutions, including contracting the service out or even relying on cloud-based solutions. But for those smallish businesses that have tech-savvy staff members, often the preferred... Read more...
For many, just the thought of setting up and using a network attached storage (NAS) device makes their eyes cross and their pulses increase. While even the technophobic recognize the benefits of having a network-based repository of files for sharing and backup, the concept can still seem daunting to some. The reality is that NAS devices have become surprisingly easy to set up and use, but most still require at least a modicum of networking knowhow. In a bid to allay the fears of even the greenest of computer users, however, CloudEngine's Pogoplug makes setting up and using a NAS device as easy... Read more...
For many, just the thought of setting up and using a network attached storage (NAS) device makes their eyes cross and their pulses increase. While even the technophobic recognize the benefits of having a network-based repository of files for sharing and backup, the concept can still seem daunting to some. The reality is that NAS devices have become surprisingly easy to set up and use, but most still require at least a modicum of networking knowhow. In a bid to allay the fears of even the greenest of computer users, however, CloudEngine's Pogoplug makes setting up and using a NAS device as easy... Read more...
Windows Home Server is quite possibly one of Microsoft's most unheralded operating systems. Many speak longingly of Windows XP, jokingly of Windows ME, disappointedly of Windows Vista, and hopefully of Windows 7. But seldom discussed is the little-known and little-used operating system designed to be installed on a home server and act as a central depository for serving media and other files, as well as a place to backup your home systems' files. For those who have used it, many praise Windows Home Server's functionality and performance--especially since Microsoft has made some significant updates... Read more...
The old adage, "looks can be deceiving," applies very well to the Western Digital My Book World Edition network-attached storage (NAS) device. With its small and simplistic physical design, housed in white plastic, and featuring only a set of white LED status lights on its front, this NAS device belies the power, features, and depth of configuration options just hiding beneath its shiny veneer.Which is not to say that the WD My Book World Edition NAS device isn't simple to use--it is actually one of the easier NAS devices we've worked with. Network storage neophytes should have little trouble getting... Read more...
Is storage about to become the hot product category for 2009? Probably not, but you might think so based on all the recent media sever-based NAS devices that are being announced. Just yesterday we told you about Iomega's Home Media Network Hard Drive, and earlier today we reported on the Linksys by Cisco Media Hub. Now comes word of yet another media serving NAS device; this time the updated Buffalo LinkStation Pro.Two new LinkSation Pro models have just been announced: the 500GB LS-XH500L ($209.99) and the 1TB LS-XH1.0TL ($299.99). These new LinkStation Pro NAS devices are actually priced between... Read more...