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Friday, September 25, 2015

WD Revolutionizes Private Cloud Storage Experience with the My Cloud OS 3

Sep 23, 2015

WD®, a Western Digital company, and a worldwide leader in storage solutions, introduced significant enhancements to WD’s family of My Cloud® personal storage devices, including a new, redesigned My Cloud OS 3 operating system (new simple and intuitive setup process, WD Sync™, Plex Media Server, Milestone Arcus™ Surveillance Software and others) offering consumers with greater photo sharing, backup, synchronization and surveillance features, and Software Developer Kit (SDK) enabling enhanced app integration.

WD’s My Cloud OS 3 features an intuitive user interface delivering a rich content-sharing experience, and back-up and sync capabilities that elevate the personal cloud NAS offering while retaining the privacy and control unique to personal cloud devices physically located in the home or office.
(L-R): Simon Whitford, Senior Regional Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific, WD, and the new My Cloud Mirror held by Margaret Koh, Sales Director, Asia South, WD.

As part of the My Cloud OS 3 launch, WD has introduced My Cloud Device SDK and My Cloud API enabling developers to build new extensions, features and capabilities within the My Cloud ecosystem of personal cloud storage devices. The My Cloud Device SDK, based on the Docker™ open platform technology, ensures developers can easily access and collaborate to create customized experiences. Partners already developing extensions and new features based on the new SDK include Plex and Milestone.



Pricing and availability:

WD My Cloud OS 3 will be available at the end of the month as a free download on current My Cloud personal cloud storage devices. My Cloud devices supporting the new OS 3 include: My Cloud, My Cloud Mirror, My Cloud Expert Series EX2/EX4, My Cloud Expert Series EX2100/EX4100 and My Cloud Business Series DL2100/DL4100. Customers can also download the new WD My Cloud mobile apps, which are now available on the iTunes and Google Play stores. All WD My Cloud devices are available at select retailers and are distributed by Amble Action Sdn Bhd and Eternal Asia (M) Sdn Bhd. Access to My Cloud Device SDK and My Cloud API will be available to interested developers late September.

My Cloud Mirror will have a Manufactured Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of RM 1,299.00 for 4 TB, RM 1,729.00 for 6 TB, RM 2,129.00 for 8 TB and will be available at select retailers and distributors in October 2015.

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