Showing posts with label Connected Data. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Connected Data. Show all posts

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Transporter Developer Program By Connected Data

Connected Data has officially announced the Transporter developer program for its transporter platform which will enable third party iOS and OS X developers to integrate their apps with Transporter cloud features together with sync features in their desktop and mobile apps. This announcement is a move that envisages Connected Data challenge with alternatives like Dropbox, Google Drive and Box. Transporter a private cloud storage platform enables to turn any USB drive with Transporter Sync or local storage, original Transporter into a personal cloud storage space which is private and does not have any monthly charges. Brief announcement by Apple has also been done, encouraging application sellers to employ the Transporter tool and discussing Mac addresses in iOS7 while registered developers are now informed that they can use Transporter to deliver localized App Store metadata in bulk.

Transporter – Good Performer

Transporter at $199, is an internet connected 500 GB hard drive which helps users to set up their own private cloud providing access from desktop and mobile with the help of dedicated iOS app, with Dedicated Data adding Dropbox inspired Camera upload feature to the app enabling it to automatically send contents to iOS Photos app over to Transporter. On the other hand, Transporter Sync at $99 is a hockey pucked-sized device which users can attach to external HDD to achieve a similar setup. The Transporter Sync enables the user to use the unused spared hard drive if available into a private cloud, much under $100. The Transporter though not super fast while trying to upload data, is a good performance when the need to access data arises. It is also easy to use as Dropbox while replicating data across location and is far quite cheaper.

Transporter correctly format XML file and locate app metadata 

Being an Apple developed command line delivery tool, the Transporter can also be used to deploy screenshots, rights, pricing and much more. Moreover, the tool can also locate app metadata and correctly format the XML file and developers intending to employ the tool could download the Transporter user guide. The tool can also find app metadata to correctly format the XML file. Developers looking to employ the tool are encouraged to download the Transporter User Guide. Connected Data had also reported that the initial partners for the Transporter developer program will be Smile’s PDFpen for iPad and Readdle’s Scanner Pro who will be receiving updates adding Transporter’s platform as a sync option. Besides these, PrintCentral, hopTo and Trial Pad are also among Connected Data’s partners for the new developer program.

Transporter, a Seamless way to Privately Share, Store, Access

The new program would also be offering consumers as well as businesses, a seamless way to privately share, store as well as access files from any devices, from their favorite applications. Transporter was designed to deliver great experience which users can expect from the cloud native Finder – Explorer integration, automatic sync which can be accessed from anywhere with unlimited sharing without the need of the privacy concerns. Its ecosystem covers millions of users who would be interested in private storage alternative and by integrating the app with Transporter, users can reach a huge growing audience and get a great deal of Transporter experience.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Connected Data Updates 4-Bay Drobo Storage System

4 Bay Storage Devices with Enhanced Support

Connected Data, recently announced that Drobo Gen3, the next generation 4 bay storage devices, a new feature concurrent with its release of the new array, is much faster and cheaper than the previous Drobo models. Its enhanced support also features Apple’s Time Machine backups and Mac owners can now avail the improved Time Machine support in the Drobo Gen3 wherein instead of using an entire drive for Time Machine, they can now maximize their data storage space by way of allocating a fixed amount of capacity for their Time Machine derived backups. If the Drobo array is connected to the favorite Mac and used for Time Machine backup, the backups would take up the entire capacity of the array. It is now possible to set aside part of the total capacity of the Drobo array and work with Time Machine making provision for additional capacity for daily storage.

Drobo’s BeyondRAID Protect Data From Hard Disk

The Drobo 4-bay sports a pair of USB 3.0 ports, priced at US$349 for bare box which can begin filling with any 3.5” SATA II/III drives that one may have. Drobo’s BeyondRAID technology enables the user to mix and match drives in order to start off with smaller drives and change them with higher capacity drives according to their choice. The Drobo is the latest generation storing device and holds true to its design and simplicity making it the most favored desktop storage and protection data solution. Drobe’s BeyondRAID storage technology protects data from hard disk crash which is simple for any user to operate and no expertise is needed to ensure that the data is safe and protected. As long as there is more than a single disk in Drobo, all data on Drobo can be safe even if any of the hard disk tends to fail. Drobo is the easiest array anyone can manage wherein if a drive fails, all that needs to be done is to slid it out and plug in a new one without any tools. Drobo utilizes simple form of thin provisioning enabling the OS in believing it has more capacity than it does and when a larger drive is added the need to reformat and reload your data is not needed.

Dual Failure Protection

Besides this, the new Drobo also features a redesigned architecture with improved speed which is about three times faster than the prevailing ones and array rebuild times which is four times faster than before. Moreover the company has also provided battery backup, giving the new entry more protection from power problems by temporarily storing in progress transactions till the power gets restored. Consumers can opt for dual failure protection, which can reduce the total capacity though it would mean two drives which may tend to fail but with the data safe, this feature could be helpful. Current Drobo owners interesting in migrating to the new device can avail the company’s offer of $50 discount while purchasing the new Drobo through the company’s online store. This deal would be available through June 9, 2014 on sales made through their stores as well as some authorized resellers and the devices will be shipped in late April.