ZyXEL Makes Cloud an Everywhere Hard Drive

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New Personal Cloud Solution to Succeed Everything a Hard Drive Can Do, Plus Everywhere Mobile Access and Cloud Space Sharing
29.1.2016

Jan. 29, 2016 – Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a global leader in broadband networking technology, today introduced the easy-to-use ZyXEL Personal Cloud, a new cloud storage solution capable of up to 24TB of data storage accessible from anywhere with mobile gadgets. ZyXEL’s solution is also the industry first to allow personal cloud space powered by one device to be shared with multiple users.

Mobile gadget users today are no stranger to low-storage alerts. They often pop up at inopportune times, right in the middle of snapping a photo or recording a video. ZyXEL Personal Cloud is a new storage solution integrated with the myZyXELcloud platform and the ZyXEL Drive mobile App. It is designed to succeed physical hard drives and further equip users with the mobility and convenience to access and utilize data.

The solution is powered by a connected storage system, known as Network Attached Storage (NAS), which houses hard drives and connects them to the Internet. The NAS digital warehouse can be accessed directly from mobile devices with the ZyXEL Drive App. Registering an account on the myZyXELcloud portal will pave the way between the NAS and the App and enable users to manage, edit and share the data directly through their phones and tablets.

The storage capacity is not exclusive to the NAS owner him/herself. ZyXEL Personal Cloud is the first in the industry to allow users to share their personal cloud spaces to friends, family, and business partners who do not have a physical NAS, as long as they have a myZyXELcloud account.

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“The explosive growth of data today means that everyone will eventually need a storage solution available at all times,” said Bill Su, AVP of ZyXEL Cloud Appliance Business Center. “We wanted to provide users with an easier, safer alternative. That’s why we removed all the complicated barriers, so users don’t need to be a real expert to reap all the benefits of the cloud. It’s a one-off investment that weighs in convenience, ownership, and simplicity altogether.”

ZyXEL has a comprehensive, award-winning portfolio of Personal Cloud Storage devices to power the solution. The newly launched 2-bay1 model, the NAS326, is an entry level product capable of up to 12TB of storage2 with 105/105 MBps read/write speed, 17% better performance than competitor models3. The 2-bay NAS520 and the 4-bay NAS540 and NAS542 models are designed for more advanced, professional applications for professional users or SOHO offices. For the full portfolio please visit here, or video introductions here.

Note 1: The number of bays refers to the number of hard drives can be housed.
Note 2: Hard drives are to be separately purchased.
Note 3: Statistics based on ZyXEL lab test results comparing ZyXEL NAS326 with competitors’ 2-bay NAS models.


ZyXEL Communications Corp.  
Founded in 1989, with over a quarter-century of innovations, ZyXEL Communications Corp. is a world-class networking company providing comprehensive and reliable Internet solutions. Delivering cutting-edge communications innovations to more than 400,000 businesses and 100 million consumers worldwide, today ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions on broadband access, commercial networking, and home connectivity for Telcos, business, and home users. With a strong local presence in 150 markets around the world, ZyXEL is the ideal partner to deliver tailor-made solutions to meet customers’ local needs.