WD, Baidu Partner on Cloud Storage in China
The collaboration enables Chinese users to manage a Baidu Yun account and transfer files between their My Cloud or My Cloud EX4 device and Baidu Yun.Storage specialist WD, formerly known as Western Digital, and Baidu, China's largest search engine, have partnered to integrate Baidu Yun public cloud storage services with WD's personal cloud and external storage platforms to offer Chinese consumers a hybrid digital storage solution. The collaboration between WD and Baidu will enable Chinese customers to manage their Baidu Yun account and transfer files between their My Cloud or My Cloud EX4 device and Baidu Yun using WD's My Cloud mobile apps for iOS and Android operating systems. The Baidu Yun service, a public cloud storage service provider with more than 100 million users, allows consumers and businesses to store content on Baidu Yun for access and sharing from a computer or mobile device. "The growth of Baidu and its public cloud storage and services in China has been spectacular; it's a pleasure to collaborate with them," Jim Welsh, executive vice president of branded products and worldwide sales at WD. "The integration of Baidu Yun with our personal cloud and external storage platforms gives our mutual customers the best of all worlds–the ability to keep content safe at home, while backing up and sharing with friends on Baidu Yun."
Baidu and WD customers will also be able to back up their local content to Baidu Yun, as well as back up their Baidu Yun account to their local storage using WD SmartWare Pro software.