Review: Pogoplug Biz Private Cloud Storage

PCWorld: Review – Pogoplug Biz Private Cloud Storage

Pogoplug was originally introduced as a home networking device for media sharing, but this new Biz model, priced at $299 (plus the cost of USB drive) provides a simple, inexpensive private cloud storage for small businesses. PC World gives it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

“The standard Cloud Engines Pogoplug device is a great way to share files on your USB drives across the Internet. Since it supports only a single user, however, it’s really suitable only for personal use. Enter Pogoplug Biz ($299, price as of October 28, 2010): This network-attached storage device gives multiple users direct access, adds a host of management features, and facilitates off-site backup, too.

Befitting its more serious role, Pogoplug Biz ditches the single-user Pogoplug’s bright pink exterior in favor of white. (A smidgen of pink remains on the front “active” light, but hey, that’s the company’s thing, so…) Otherwise, the two units are physically identical, with four USB 2.0 ports for attaching drives and printers (the latter is a new feature), a gigabit ethernet port, and a power jack. You can add a $29 Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n adapter to access your network and the Internet wirelessly.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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