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Data Robotics (Drobo) and BlueArc founder Geoff Barrall's new small biz Connected Data has revealed itself after gaining $6m in A-round funding and cash from a Kickstarter launch. Connected Data's product is the Transporter, a 2.5-inch disk in a small conical desktop package, which copies files to other Transporters in a network …

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interesting

So, I like the simplicity but the two bits that would make me nervous are (a) you need to make a hole in your firewall for the peer-to-peer bit to work, and (b) it still does need central control via the supplier. If you really do want a setup that has no supplier involvement then you have to deal with (a) but if the supplier dissappears one day then (b) is still a problem. Well, I suppose you still have the files on each of the Transporters but you'll have lost at least some (if not all) of their interconnectedness. Although I guess they could let you remove that risk by selling the command and control software too so that you could host that yourself if you really wanted.

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Re: interesting

Why do you need to make a whole for it ? NAT-Punching works well for Skype etc., even if your gateway doesn't talk uPnP.

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Anonymous Coward

The magic word "US"..

.. is enough to ensure anyone outside the US won't touch it with their valuable information ..

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Happy

Do a Barrall roll!

Someone had to say it

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