We first heard of Apollo Cloud, from Promise Technologies, at CES 2016. It’s a small, compact network storage solution that’s targeted (predominately) at Apple Mac users.
While it’s fair to say that we weren’t blown away by the device when we got hands on in the Summer, Promise has been working hard to enhance Apollo Cloud. There are new backup and remote access features for a start and, at CES 2017 this week, the company is announcing support for the new MacBook Pro Touchbar.
Alongside the new features, the company is also introducing a new entry-level model – a 2 TB device priced at $199, which offers half the capacity of the original Apollo Cloud. The company boasts that Apollo Cloud is the first storage appliance to offer optimized hardware encryption and SMB support for Apple’s macOS Sierra with support for Time Machine backup for Mac.
The storage device can be accessed by up to 10 users, with full sharing and privacy control. The original model’s feature set has been further extended with scheduled daily backup, direct USB upload/download, remote access, member quota management and advanced encryption. Additional features include mirroring support for additional protection; a QuickView option that contributes to speed and uses less data over the network; and an upgraded video/music player.
The new 2TB Apollo Cloud can be purchased at Apple stores worldwide and online starting Q1, 2017. Meanwhile, the original 4 TB Apollo Cloud is available now, priced at $299.