Dropbox meets BitTorrent: Space Monkey unveils hybrid cloud/local storage solution

By Leeky
Mar 8, 2012
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  1. Space Monkey has announced a new hosted cloud storage service that puts the cloud in your house. The company says the new product is a hybrid of Dropbox, Pogoplug and…

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  2. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 831   +18

    Its an interesting idea. Instead of building a huge server farm, you use other peoples resources and get them to pay you to do it!
    But I still worry about security. My data (even parts of it) in a random strangers hands kinda scares me. Also wonder what happens when someone unplugs their "Space Monkey". Do other people run the risk of loosing data?

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    Or a power outage, Tornado, or flood..
    Maybe even a massive Solar Flare, a EMP Pulse, from a terriost cell....

  4. post above just triggered some alarm at Langley
  5. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 446   +17

    This technology is no where near new: Freenet have been doing this for years with their decentralised distributed data store…
  6. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    did they offer 1TB for 10$ per month? or are you just being an arrogant hipster? :/

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