WD’s new apps offer cloud storage access
Dubai, September 14, 2011
Western Digital (WD), the world’s leader in external storage solutions, has introduced its mobile apps for its personal cloud storage solution, allowing consumers to access their files from PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones.
WD’s My Book Live drive connects to the home network creating shared storage that users can access within and outside the home with the new mobile apps WD 2go and WD 2go Pro.
Secure remote access to the My Book Live is available on any computer through WD2go.com, while the WD 2go apps provide mobile access to files stored on the drive using an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Android compatible mobile device.
Combining the benefits of both public and private cloud solutions, My Book Live personal cloud storage allows users to keep media and files safe at home on their own physical drive and yet access them over the Internet with any PC or Mac computer or on tablets and smartphones through WD’s mobile apps.
Using My Book Live, users can share files, stream media, and access content anywhere with no monthly fees and secure in the knowledge that their data resides in their own home under their exclusive control.
In addition, the WD 2go Pro app enables private sharing of files with friends, family and colleagues. Almost any file can be shared, from pictures and personal videos to work documents and presentations.
WD 2go web access marks WD’s second generation of remote access technologies that leverage a peer-to-peer connection between the My Book Live and remote PCs or mobile devices to maximise the speed and throughput.
“Consumers demand the anywhere, any device access they can get from ‘the cloud,’ but don’t want to pay monthly fees or lose control of their personal data. They want access to all their files without worrying about what files are synched to what device,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager for WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups.
“With the new WD 2go mobile apps and WD's My Book Live personal cloud storage, consumers now have a simple and fast way to securely store, share, and access all their digital content from their mobile devices wherever they are.”
The WD 2go apps add to WD’s vision of providing secure storage and access to digital content on any screen, on-the-go or at home, a statement said.
The app supports a variety of media file formats for streaming movies and music or accessing files such as Microsoft Office documents. In addition to all of the features currently available in the free WD 2go app, the WD 2go Pro app includes several advanced features including clipping and automatic sync. – TradeArabia News Service