Consumers have been using cloud services and accessing storage in the cloud for years without realising it. Email, social networking and online banking services are the most popular services. Smartphones and tablets take this dependence on cloud services to a new level. Seagate products allow for anywhere, anytime access to data and files across these devices. Trends in personal and home clouds:
Connecting directly to content stored at home while travelling used be impossible or require a high pain threshold. The latest generation of storage products drastically simplifies and extends the need to connect to content. As broadband connectivity and mobile data rates become faster and more prevalent, the only limiting factor to connecting to content while on the road is network service.