D-Link turns to the cloud, expands its Mydlink portal

D-Link announces its Cloud Services strategy at CES 2012.

D-Link is all about the cloud at CES 2012.
D-Link is all about the cloud at CES 2012. Dong Ngo/CNET

LAS VEGAS--D-Link takes the cloud seriously.

The company unveiled a new Cloud Services strategy at CES 2012, which includes a portfolio of cloud-based products and the expansion of its Mydlink portal.

The gist of the new strategy is that D-Link customers can now use the Internet to manage, monitor, and access information stored on D-Link's networking devices, from anywhere in the world.

This is D-Link's latest IP camera, the Cloud Camera 5000, one of a few products unveiled at CES 2012 that support the company's Cloud Services.
This is D-Link's latest IP camera, the Cloud Camera 5000, one of a few products unveiled at CES 2012 that supports the company's Cloud Services. Dong Ngo/CNET

Mydlink was first used for the company's IP camera, which enabled people to use D-Link's camera as a surveillance system for their homes. Now a Mydlink portal user can also use the site to access and manage select products, including the new Cloud Router (DIR-605L) and the flagship DIR-857 . There's also a mobile app for both iOS and Android devices.

The cloud notion also includes an option that allows users to access data hosted by a D-Link USB-enabled router, such as the DIR-857 or the hybrid DHP-1565 that was also released today. This router uses D-Link's latest SharePort cloud technology, allowing remote users to have VPN-like access to the data stored on a external hard drive connected to the router via its USB port.

The company says some of its existing products will also become part of the Cloud Services via a firmware update. More information on this and how D-Link's Cloud Service works can be found at its Web site.

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CNET editor Dong Ngo has been involved with technology since 2000, starting with testing gadgets and writing code for CNET Labs' benchmarks. He now manages CNET San Francisco Labs, reviews 3D printers, networking/storage devices, and also writes about other topics from online security to new gadgets and how technology impacts the life of people around the world.

 

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