It doesn't take but ten minutes of reading an online tech journal to find an article about cloud computing this, or cloud computing that. Although "the cloud" has technically been around for much longer than we've been refering to it under that name, the fact is that we're at a point in our digital lives where we're now starting to leverage it more than ever. It's not just businesses and corporations using the cloud anymore either, it's home users and students too. We don't just have one desktop computer anymore - in fact, many people hardly use their desktops at all anymore. All our devices are becoming portable and all our devices are beginning to interact.
An easy upgrade we can make at home to really harness everything our devices can do is to install a NAS (a network attached storage device). By taking your files off a physical computer and putting them on a centrally accessible network device, you can begin to leverage them in many places. New TVs can stream music, videos and photos off a NAS, your NAS can be a central download station so you can turn off your laptop or desktop and let those long downloads run their course, you can even get at all your files remotely and on the go so you never "forget" that important presentation ever again!
Business users can also leverage a NAS - NASs are highly expandable and can run many advanced features like web servers, automatic remote or local backup, VPN and Radius servers, and so much more. A good NAS, like the one I have here today, will also have a high configurable security platform so you can define who can access it and what they can do and access on it.
This leads me into the device I have here today - the QNAP TS-219P II. The TS-219P II is a dual bay, but highly expandable, NAS that's absolutely packed with features to streamline the digital lives of both home and small office users - including a very innovate MyCloudNAS service which helps integrate your NAS with the cloud.