The ambitious private cloud crowdfunding protocol, ArKOS recently met its funding target of $45,000. The system intends to provide effective cloud hosting services to consumers right at the security and comfort of their homes. With six days still to go in the campaign, the project confirmed the support of 859 global backers who pledged a total amount of $ 45,189. (On a numerical side note, this is a highly interesting figure with a 999 representation. One just has to add 4 & 5 and 1 & 8 to see the magic.) The ArkOS protocol would host your website, emails, web apps, images, and music in a universally reachable cloud. However, your cloud space remains strictly in your control and you get to decide effectively the privacy settings of your data (without any loopholes). You also have the supreme power to decide what lives and dies in your cloud space.
The ArkOS system imagination developed through founder Jacob Cook in a twist of events. He used to rely on a RSS platform called the Reader for his updates. However, Google decided to phase out reader abruptly, apparently annoying the programmer very much. Instead of ranting on social media (well, maybe he ranted a little), he went ahead with the ambitions plan of ArkOS where the user gets to decide everything about his/her personal internet usage. Cook actually thanked Google to act inadvertently as the catalyst to the development of ArkOS. He also complimented the search engine behemoth on shaping up an amazing internet experience. He also stated that the shutdown of the Reader implies that it was not a profitable extension of Google.
The new technology is amazingly minimalistic. The core software would run on any operating platform. Users can acquire the product in the form of a tiny Raspberry Pie computer (!) of the size of a credit card. One just has to plug this system in the internet router of the home computer. Next, the Genesis utility of the device allows you to log in the secured protocol from any online appliance. The graphical interface control features of the exclusive cloud space include adding customized tools and options with their availability, turning services on and off, and set other details of the private cloud interface. However, the final development still needs work. So, Cook arranged for a crowdfunding campaign and it was a success.
The prospects of the ArkOS system are immense. You would be able to run a file sharing and hosting service like Dropbox, run personal calendar server, manage personal chat infrastructure, and integrate the storage disk data. Also, being on cloud, you have optimum data backup facility. You can effectively engage in anonymous usage of the internet by setting a Tor client. Participating in decentralized social media networks like Diaspora would also become open and prevalent. However, the programmer kept out the option of hosting your won Twitter and Facebook accounts on cloud. Programmers and engineers are mulling the new development as an effective solution against the snooping on private data by corporations, and government surveillance systems.