Unmasking The Cloud

Unmasking The Cloud
Unmasking The Cloud

Remember when family photos were kept in special books that your parents kept on their bookshelf? Maybe that shelf was in the living room, or the bedroom, or in the game room. The where doesn’t matter. What matters is that there was a record of your family members’ big moments and accomplishments, and you knew right where it was. You could go to it any time.

Now, we have our phones. With these handy little devices, we are taking more photos than we ever did before. But how do we treat those captured moments? Typically, they stay on our phones for a while. Maybe we think of one, and in looking for it, ruin the whole thread of conversation by endlessly scrolling, digging for a needle in a haystack. Then, after some time, when we run out of storage, we are faced with a choice. Do I delete the photo, or do I buy more Cloud storage?

The term “cloud” has been so misappropriated and aggrandized by marketers that most people believe it is some new and wonderful technological advancement. Countless jokes have been made in television and movies about how mysterious the Cloud is. Therefore, we assume that the technology behind it is equally mysterious. Certainly, the Cloud is just this omnipresent magnanimous thing that no one understands. To the marketing teams behind this, you don’t need to understand it, you only need to believe in it…and pay for it.

But it’s not mysterious at all. It isn’t difficult to understand. It isn’t even new.

The Cloud Explained. What is it?

Cloud storage is simply remote storage. That’s it. It’s just a model by which data is kept on a remote server and is accessible via the Internet and users pay per consumption. Once you realize that, the problems with it become obvious. Your family photo album is in someone else’s house.

Storage Within Your Control

Did you know that Modulus’s M1 goes beyond providing the ideal video watching experience? The M1’s storage allows you to keep all your content in one place, under your roof, united by one interface. This means that not only can you have all your video content from LiveTV, streaming services, Blu-rays and DVDs, but you can also upload media from your phone, camera, or home computer via USB.

Your personal uploads, such as family photos and home videos, are all accessible from the home screen and you can view them on demand just as simply as you would watch tv or play music. With Modulus, your family photo album is back in your living room.
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