Since most of us have our data scattered across multiple locations, wouldn’t it be nice to have a centralized place for all our files? At CES 2010, Intel showed off the HP MediaSmart Home Server that does just that.
As Steve Murtha tells WebProNews, the server is based on the Microsoft Home Server OS and is about value propositions. The first value point that the server provides is protection. If a hard drive fails, someone could lose several years’ worth of pictures, video, and more.
The HP MediaSmart Home Server has a backup of up to 10 PCs or laptops in a household. In addition, it provides backup in the cloud with its third party ISPs through the open API.
The second value proposition is sharing. The server can stream media from the home server to networked computers. It also streams content to TVs, Xbox 360s, and mobile devices.
Thirdly, the server provides remote access. A user can access their home server from anywhere in the world via a URL, which allows for ea