Apollo Cloud 2 Duo offers personal cloud storage with no monthly fees


With the number of photos and videos we take on our phones and the number of important documents we may have on our systems, backup storage is a necessity these days. Sure there are options like Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Drive, and more, but not everyone wants to store or share their files on a public service, or pay monthly fees.

Promise Technology has just announced a personal cloud storage device, the Apollo Cloud 2 Duo, which offers up to 8TB of storage for a safe, simple, and fast storage solution.

“In launching our second-generation product, we designed the Apollo Cloud Duo with careful consideration and our consumers needs in mind,” said Justin Cleveland, Promise Technology’s Director of Biz Dev – IoT. “Aligning with our main goal to redesign storage and sharing, the Duo is easy to use and ensures content is always with the consumer – whether they are at home or on-the-go.”

Simple to set up, Apollo Cloud has a two-step setup process for backing up your files, photos, and videos. If you wish, you can quickly and securely share your storage space with up to 40 people. Each person with access can share their files with others through time-limited links accessible anywhere in the world. The device can also be set up in RAID0 (striped) — for 8TB of storage space — or RAID1 (mirrored) mode — for 4TB of storage space with mirrored backup — and supports hot swappable hard drives.

Some additional key features of the Apollo Cloud 2 Duo personal cloud storage device include:

  • Quick Camera Roll Backup – Taking countless photos is great for capturing important memories, but terrible for the onboard storage on your devices. Apollo Cloud allows you to instantly free up space on your phone with the swipe of a finger. Now, you can auto-sync your photos and not worry about that dreaded “storage full” alert just when you need to snap a picture or video.
  • Location Based & Facial Recognition Photo Albums – When you have thousands of photos it’s pretty hard to remember where you took them. Now, the Apollo Cloud app can help catalog your photos by geotagging them and pinpointing the exact location of a photo’s origin and saving them into albums by location. Also, looking for a photo of a specific person? Apollo Cloud helps you by identifying those in your photos and creating special albums for each person. This can save you time when you’re looking for a particular photo.
  • Time Machine® Support – Not only can you backup multiple Mac’s to the same Apollo, but Apollo is the only device that features incremental Time Machine backups over the Internet. So, no matter where you are you can still backup.
  • Hard Drive – Apollo Cloud 2 Duo features a fast Marvell Dual Core processor. You can set up Duo to be configured as RAID0 (striped) or RAID1 (mirrored) based on your needs. In RAID0, you will have access to all 8TB for storage and RAID1 will give you access to 4TB of storage space with the other 4TB used as a mirrored backup. In addition, Duo allows hot swappable hard drives giving you the freedom to switch out hard drives quickly.

Apollo Cloud 2 Duo is available starting on August 31st at www.promise.com for a one time fee of $449 USD and is compatible with iOS, MacOS, Android, and Windows.

What do you think about the Apollo Cloud 2 Duo? What are you currently using to backup and share your files? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Last Updated on August 21, 2017.


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