WD, a Western Digital company, and a worldwide leader in storage solutions, has introduced significant enhancements to WD’s family of My Cloud personal storage devices in India. These include a new, redesigned My Cloud OS 3 operating system, Software Developer Kit (SDK) to enable better app integration, and new My Cloud Mirror Gen 2 personal cloud storage device with faster processing capability than previous generations.
WD’s My Cloud OS 3 features an intuitive user interface that delivers a rich content-sharing experience and back-up and sync capabilities while retaining the privacy and control of personal cloud devices physically located in the home or office.
“Availability of better infrastructure such as 4G and increased broadband speeds has made it compelling for our consumers to adopt personal cloud. They enjoy the peace of mind from backing up PCs, smart phones, and tablets to centralizing personal content on their My Cloud systems,” said WD director – content solutions business, India, Middle East and Africa, Khalid Wani. “They tell us they are confident in the privacy, control and anywhere access we provide them with the My Cloud OS. Now, with My Cloud OS 3, we’ve made users’ management of their digital lives easier than ever before.”
My Cloud OS 3 features MyCloud.com that provides users global access to their My Cloud via an intuitive web browser-based user interface and enables file collaboration, comprehensive access management and a photos and videos gallery view.
My Cloud OS 3’s new WD Sync feature syncs data across multiple PCs and notebooks, ensuring that important files are up to date and available to users from almost any device. The new OS also allows users to set up automatic camera-roll backup of photos from smartphones and tablets and offers a new transfer tool that enables users to easily and quickly move their files to My Cloud devices. The OS also includes Chromebook notebook computer and Chromecast device support.
As part of the My Cloud OS 3 launch, WD has introduced the My Cloud Device SDK and My Cloud API enabling developers to build new extensions, features and capabilities within the My Cloud ecosystem of personal cloud storage devices. The My Cloud Device SDK, based on the Docker open platform technology, ensures developers can easily access and collaborate to create customised experiences. WD’s partner, Plex is already developing extensions and new features based on the new SDK.
In addition to new software upgrades, WD has also introduced a new version of its My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage device, Gen 2, featuring two hard drives set to Mirror Mode (RAID 1), ensuring content is stored on one drive and automatically duplicated to a second drive. The new My Cloud Mirror Gen 2 personal cloud storage device includes the new features announced for My Cloud OS 3, an improved processor and 512 MB RAM for faster file transfers and application support.