By Bob Habas
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Tonido Keeps Cloud Computing Local
If you're interested in the idea of cloud
computing and remote access to your files but a bit paranoid about putting
your data on some third party server, Tonido is a great compromise. Tonido
brings cloud computing home by using your computer as the storage server and
host for the applications. Once you've installed Tonido, the only function
the Tonido servers themselves perform is keeping track of your IP to make
remote logins easier for you.
Why should you use Tonido?
- If you would like to access your own
apps and files from anywhere via a browser.
- If you want to share your data with a chosen network of people
- If you are concerned about control, privacy and safety of your data
stored in online services.
- If you want the power of cloud at your fingertips and powered by an
open source platform.
Tonido offers a compelling alternative to
online cloud services and allows you to run your own personal cloud using
your existing computer.
Tonido has a juke box for remote media
streaming, a photo organizer, a blog-like personal journal that has support
for web clippings and Twitter integration, easy file sharing with Webshare
folder management, and a workspace with calendar, notes, and task lists. In
addition to making it easier for you to remotely access your files and work
with them regardless of the applications available on the remote machine
you're using, Tonido has a built in P2P service which allows you to network
with friends and colleagues to share files and collaborate on projects.
Tonido installs as a server app on your
primary computer (Linux, Mac, and Windows downloads are available). Once
configured, users simply connect to the machine with their web browser by
browsing to http://name.tonidoid.com:10001.
The suite include four main components:
workspace, file sharing, photo gallery, and jukebox. Tonido is beautifully
simple to get up and running, and is an excellent, free personal-cloud-server
option for SOHO users and web workers.
Computer Corner #12