02/14/2012- Everyone already knows that Megaupload was shut down by US government a couple weeks ago. Megaupload was among the top 20 of the most visited websites of the world, as there are (or were) more than 180 million registered users! Whether the platform was hosting illegal content is not the debate here. The interesting point is how a global website with redundant servers all across the world has been closed in less than 24 hours by a single organization.
What happened to all the legal data hosted on Megaupload?
The website was used as a legal sharing center: independent artists sharing their songs, programmers helping others, families sending pictures, etc. That's why it's very important to be careful while hosting critical information on third-party servers. What's even more important, is that all of Megaupload's competitors are now scared and have dramatically reduced availability for hosted files, crippling the entire global sharing system.
That's why it's never wise to entrust a single storage solution for sensitive data: machines can fail, websites can be shut down, power can run out, network can be severed, etc. Using a Thecus storage appliance as a primary or secondary backup solution and sharing center will help add a necessary layer of security.
But efficient safety also has to be user-friendly. Thecus NAS are compatible with virtually any connected device in the world and can be accessed from anywhere. Neophytes won't be lost with the convenient Web Disk interface. That means you can have the same as a sharing platform such as Megaupload, but without the risk of seeing your data compromised in a blink.
Established in 2004, Thecus Technology Corp provides market leading network attached storage and network video recorder solutions, committed to revolutionize how everyone from home user to enterprise level business centrally stores, manages and accesses their digital data both onsite and cloud-based. Thecus strives to deliver continuous innovation through cutting edge technology and design to provide data storage with the most customer-friendly platform, rapid performance and robust security. In May 2016, Thecus was formally acquired by Ennoconn Corporation and thus became part of the Foxconn IPC Technology group. Partnered together this diverse group of companies work in tandem to provide a total IoT (Internet of Things) solution. Now with an unparalleled portfolio to work with, Thecus is collaborating to bring unprecedented change to the network storage industry.