A private, home-based cloud can provide more control, better security and home-integration options, though. EzeeCube is a new home cloud hub that aims to do just that.
EzeeCube is a modular, 1 TB, 5400 rpm HDD storage device on which users can save photos, videos and contacts for access from anywhere. It runs on a Linux (Yocto) operating platform and XBMC home theater software, and features a Cortex A9 dual-core processor, 1 GB of DDR3 64-bit 1066 MHz memory, and 4 GB of Flash eMMC memory. Connectivity options include 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, Ethernet, USB, and HDMI.
The EzeeCube mobile app for iOS and Android can automatically back-up the photos, videos and contacts from a smartphone or tablet and allows the user to browse them from their device. The device is also compatible with PC and Mac computers.