WEDG – a personal server


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Everybody has read stories about Apple iCloud security breaches (celeb nude picture leaks), years-long Snowden saga etc. As we can see privacy is becoming an ever-hotter topic in the tech realm. Nowadays security breaches are serious problem for every company and companies put more security measures in place to keep its users’ data safe. Apple and other large firms are using more and more money to protect their customers’ private data. Wedg has seen potential market opportunity. Wedg is a self-hosted storage and email device, with sync and share features for cloud storage, plus support for media streaming, and website and app hosting. It is a personal cloud device which sits in your home so your data doesn´t have to be stored in a third-party repository just so you can access your own files on your phone or when away from home. Wedg is a private cloud which means your data doesn’t sit in a vulnerable data center. Wedg is currently in development and it is priced at £219 for pro version (Intel) or £149 for ARM-based version.

What does it do?

  • Security & encryption

– 512-bit disk encryption activated the moment first log-in

  • Email
  • Storage, sync & share
  • Media streaming
  • Apps capable

– open platform for developers to create apps

  • Host website
  • Business analytics tools

– install tools like CRM (avoid monthly subscription fees)

  • Bitcoin wallet capabilities

– Bitcoin wallet support

 

So what do you think? Is there a potential market opportunity for this kind of device? In my opinion there is because as we have seen security breaches are not anymore a rare problem. Price for the device is not high and customers have safe place to storage their data. I think key benefits for the device are: easy setup, no monthly fees, 1TB storage, protect precious files and share your data only with those you trust etc.

 

References

http://bgr.com/2014/09/08/apple-icloud-security-breach/

http://gizmodo.com/wedg-an-alternative-to-cloud-computing-thatll-keep-you-1638965685

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wedg-the-personal-cloud-you-ve-been-waiting-for

http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/25/wedg/

 

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One response to “WEDG – a personal server”

  1. 418485lh says :

    I really like the idea and it solves many of the privacy issues that come with information technology and cloud services.

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