When you’re paying good money for a cloud service subscription, you should be guaranteed privacy and security, but when public cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive store your data right next to someone else’s, and hackers are able to get into services like iCloud, how are we supposed to trust any of them?
Although in general public clouds are safe, there are still a lot of cons to using these services. We’ve listed three reasons why it might be time for you to say goodbye to public cloud systems forever and discover the freedom of a personal cloud. You’re welcome.
People have lots of data, spread across lots of devices. While cloud storage is getting cheaper each year, the growth in consumer data is growing faster at nearly 50% year over year. Storing all of your data in the public cloud will cost you hundreds of dollars per year and increase each year for the foreseeable future.
Rather than throwing hundreds of dollars a year into an unscalable cloud subscription, you only have to pay ONCE for a personal cloud device like Kwilt, then you have an expandable cloud device with no monthly fees, ever!
Did you know that many governments are able to collect our personal data on-demand? How are we supposed to share and access our content online while also keeping our information private and secure? Whether it’s photos on social media or work files in an online storage account, we should be able to have absolute control over our data because it’s ours, regardless of what services we use or how they choose to manage their Terms of Service.
Public cloud services store all content together — yours, mine and everybody else’s. Whether it’s a government agency or a group of hackers, this creates a big target as a one-stop-shop for information. Unfortunately, few people care enough about this to take their security into their own hands. Even if you do care, it’s a hard subject to stay current on. Simply not giving your data to a service is a simple option, but then how can you access your content from anywhere, or offload memories?
I don’t know how many articles I’ve read that all give the same resolution to freeing up mobile storage: delete your apps/pictures/texts. Sure, it’s a quick fix, but what if I want to, you know, keep my phone intact? It doesn’t seem fair that the “easiest” way for me to free up storage is to get rid of the precious junk that’s on it, right?
The biggest benefit I’ve seen since using Kwilt is that I no longer have to delete anything on my phone to free up storage. It used to be SO frustrating, especially when I would be in the middle of taking a picture and would get the “Cannot Take Photo” popup. I was over it.
Now when I want to make room on my phone I just transfer the files I’m not using to Kwilt through the Kwilt mobile app. I’m able to make as much room on my phone as I need, and can still access all of my memories through the app, anywhere.
In each of the above topics, the personal cloud delivers enormous benefits over the public cloud. At a minimum, you never have to store your data online, which affords a massive cost savings to be passed on. This also means that your data remains yours — it can’t be seen or touched by anyone. Ever.