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Nextcloud Box: A cloud for your office or living room

September 19, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Story and images by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet

Nextcloud, in partnership with Canonical and WDLabs, has released a Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu Linux powered cloud server for your home or office.

Is it paranoia when the hackers really are out to get you and your cloud-based data? I don't think so. And, neither does Nextcloud, the new open-source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud company. So, Nextcloud, in partnership with Canonical and WDLabs, a division of Western Digital, has released the Nextcloud Box.

The Nextcloud Box is a secure, private, self-hosted cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) platform. It makes hosting a personal cloud simple and cost effective whilst maintaining a secure private environment that can be expanded with additional features via apps.

The Nextcloud Box consists of a WDLabs's 1 TB USB3 hard drive powered by a Raspberry Pi 2 computer. It uses Snappy Ubuntu Core as its operating system on a microSD card. The mini server comes ready to run with the Apache web server, MySQL, and the latest Nextcloud 10.

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