Tuesday, March 5, 2024

WD updates cloud-centric personal storage offerings

Tech storage firm WD recently introduced enhancements to its family of My Cloud personal storage devices, including a redesigned My Cloud OS 3 operating system, Software Developer Kit (SDK) enabling enhanced app integration, and a dual-drive My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage offering increased memory and faster processing performance.

Simon Whitford, WD regional marketing manager for APAC, during the local launch in Ortigas, Pasig City
Simon Whitford, WD regional marketing manager for APAC, during the local launch in Ortigas, Pasig City

WD?s My Cloud OS 3 features an intuitive user interface delivering a content-sharing experience, and back-up and sync capabilities that elevate the personal cloud NAS offering while retaining the privacy and control unique to personal cloud devices physically located in the home or office.

?We know our personal cloud customers place the highest value on their personal content and enjoy the peace of mind from backing up PCs, smartphones and tablets to and centralizing content on their My Cloud systems,? said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of content solutions business at WD.

?They tell us they are confident in the privacy, control and anywhere access we provide them with the My Cloud OS. Now, with My Cloud OS 3, we?ve made users? management of their digital lives easier than ever before.?

MyCloud.com provides users global access to their My Cloud via an intuitive Web browser-based user interface and enables file collaboration, comprehensive access management, and a photos and videos gallery view.

My Cloud OS 3?s new WD Sync feature syncs data across multiple PCs and notebooks, ensuring that important files are up to date and available to users from almost any device.

The new OS also allows users to set up automatic camera-roll backup of photos from smartphones and tablets and offers a new transfer tool that enables users to easily and quickly move their files to My Cloud devices. The OS also includes Chromebook and Chromecast support.

As part of the My Cloud OS 3 launch, WD also introduced My Cloud Device SDK and My Cloud API, enabling developers to build new extensions, features and capabilities within the My Cloud ecosystem of personal cloud storage devices.

The My Cloud Device SDK, based on the Docker open platform technology, ensures developers can easily access and collaborate to create customized experiences.

In addition to new software upgrades, WD has also introduced a new version of My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage devices, featuring two hard drives set to Mirror Mode (RAID 1), ensuring content is stored on one drive and automatically duplicated to a second drive.

My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage includes the new features announced for My Cloud OS 3 and an improved processor and 512 MB RAM for faster file transfers and application support.

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WD My Cloud OS 3 will be available as a free download on current My Cloud personal cloud storage devices. My Cloud devices supporting the new OS 3 include: My Cloud, My Cloud Mirror, My Cloud Expert Series EX2/EX4, My Cloud Expert Series EX2100/EX4100 and My Cloud Business Series DL2100/DL4100.

Customers can also download the new WD My Cloud mobile apps, which are now available on the iTunes and Google Play stores. Access to My Cloud Device SDK and My Cloud API will be available to interested developers late October.

My Cloud Mirror has a suggested retail price of P15,990 for the 4 TB, P20,990 for the 6 TB, and P25,990 for the 8 TB. All will be available at select retailers and distributors in late October.


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