Mini server and personal “Cloud Computing”
In these days, the “mini server” becomes so popular all around the world. Why?
The so-called “mini server”, in fact, is a consumer digital product with extremely low price. Its size is as big as a mobile battery charger, you can run it after insert it into electric outlet, it costs 3-5 measure electricity, needing no fan, has no noise. Commonly, mini server is a kind of digital product that may be neglected. Running 7X24 hours, needs no maintenance.
What does mini server work for? Does it has any relationship with cloud computing? You can browse my.pogoplug.com to get the details. There are English, Spanish, France, Germany, Italian, Japanese and Traditional Chinese version of websites. It requires you to setup your personal accounts at first, in order to active “pogoplug” mini server in your home. This website is actually a freight station (Proxy Server). No matter where you go, you can access your mini server through this website. So you can easily know that through its freight, you can read data in your mini server anytime and anywhere to listen music, read files… as your wish. So this mini server equals with the center of your personal cloud computing.
In 4.28th.2009, “Scientific American” had been notified that this kind of mini server is a great idea, please check “Hackers Weigh In: 8 Big Things to Do with a Mini Server”. So we see that mini server is a kind of frontline topic in science. According to the news from “New York Times”, Moglen professor said, this new mini server (V1.0) can be on market within one year, 29 US dollars each.
This is a good news. If people use this kind of mini server to protect privacy in the future, then every man will turn into Linux user. Wooh, anyway, Linux mini server is not far from us now.
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