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LaCie and Wuala Merge to Create a Cloud of Storage Devices

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    Today, LaCie announced a merger with Caleido AG, the creators of the innovative online storage service, Wuala.
    Luzius Meisser, Co-Founder of Caleido said, “Wuala is an exciting technology that builds its reliable and secure cloud storage by harnessing idle resources.”
    Wuala assembles centralized and distributed storage; the result is a reliable and scalable service. Once files are placed in Wuala, they are securely encrypted before being cut into several redundant fragments disseminated and stored on a cloud of computers.

    “Users will gain online storage while trading disk space; that way, they will securely protect their valuable data. They can access it from anywhere and easily share files with selected peers. As privacy tends to be a major issue when talking about digital life and data management, everything is encrypted and a robust rights management system protects files from unauthorized access,” said Dominik Grolimund, Co-creator of Wuala, “We will also bring this technology to enterprises and professional customers, who will soon take advantage of our services with both cloud and data center-based storage.”

    LaCie has plans to implement this first real “cloud storage” technology into its ranges of storage devices, offering a powerful and combined solution for storage--local storage on devices for fast access, and secured remote storage on the cloud, for easy sharing and complete data versatility.

    "For 20 years, LaCie massively promoted hard drive technologies; today, as a leader on storage market, we will be a first mover in the next leading technologies: flash-based storage, and cloud storage. With this merger, LaCie will morph from a pure hardware manufacturer to a solution provider. These new technologies will be amazing for our customers and will enhance their experience," Philippe Spruch concluded.

    Source: LaCie
     
  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    seems like a simple enough idea, its like RAID5 on a network with multiple PC's in place of multiple hard drives.

    In an enterprise/large business sense this is pretty snazzy - lose a machine, lose no data.
     
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    There's only one place where you could find Lacie products easily in SA, and that is Incredible Corruption (original name: Incredible Connection :D)...[www.incredible.co.za]
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    south australia? south arabia? southern atlantic (ocean)?

    Not aimed at you personally, but man do i find people using abbrevations for states, or local mentionings online ("this summer" in press releases... argh)
     
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    h3llb3nd4 New Member

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    LOL, it is south africa... you probably havn't heard of it before :laugh: otherwise you would have listed it... :D
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    damnit, missed one.

    oh, san antonio, san andreas... yeah i'm out.
     
  7. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Right...

    I've heard about a similar service already. It allows you to store files online using spare disk space and bandwidth of users on the internet. Everything is stored redundant as well. I'd give you the link though I can't post links to torrent sites forgot it.
     
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    true, it's just torrent for the moral masses...
     

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