Most of us love using the cloud. It gives us on-the-go-access to our personal files, photos and documents, and helps keep our busy lives in sync.
But loving the cloud doesn’t mean you have to love using a proprietary closed-off services like Dropbox, Google Drive or One Drive.
Homespun solutions that let you host your own private cloud exist.
And that’s exactly what the new Nextcloud Box, powered by Ubuntu Snappy, allows.
With the Nextcloud Box you get (almost) everything you need to run your own self-hosted cloud, putting you in control of who has access to your files and who can see your data.
Official Nextcloud clients for Android, iOS and desktop operating systems are available, making it easy to sync and share files and other data (e.g., calendars, contacts, etc.) to and from other devices using a secure, encrypted connection.
And yes, the Nextcloud mobile apps can automatically upload and sync every photo you take.
“Simple and Cost Effective”
“Nextcloud Box makes hosting a personal cloud simple and cost effective whilst maintaining a secure private environment that can be expanded with additional features via apps,” Nextcloud say.
“We have always believed that collaboration brings out the best in communities and companies alike,” said Jane Silber, CEO at Canonical.
“Together with WDLabs and Nextcloud we are able to bring the first Ubuntu Core-enabled device, as an app-enabled IoT gateway, to the market and to people’s homes.”
Price & Shipping
The Nextcloud Box is made up of a 1TB Western Digital PiDrive, a case, all the cables and power leads you need, a microSD card with Snappy Ubuntu Core as OS and Apache, MySQL and the latest Nextcloud 10 software pre-installed and ready to go.
You’ll need to provide a single-board computer like the Raspberry Pi 2 yourself.
The Nextcloud Box is priced at €70/£60/$79 and has an estimated shipping date of October 7, 2016.
To learn more about the box hit up the official website.