Cloud computing is the next evolution of the Internet and with it comes the next generation of computers –cloud client Micro-PCs. A cloud client Micro-PC facilitates the distribution of services and/or applications that are stored on a large, centralized data-center and are subsequently delivered to the end-user (over the internet) as a service.
A cloud client micro-PC is smaller, uses less energy and is more streamlined than traditional PCs or laptops. Since, cloud-based services are delivered over the internet (via the cloud micro-PC), they eliminate the need of the end-user to understand computer technology, eliminate the need for storage and significantly reduce the cost of computing as server hosting, IT management, development and support are the responsibility of the service provider and not the end-user.
Steve Kleynhans, Research Vice President at Gartner noted, "the personal cloud will replace the PC as the center of our digital lives sooner than you might think: 2014. Major trends in client computing have shifted the market away from a focus on personal computers to a broader device perspective that includes smart phones, tablets and other consumer devices. Emerging cloud services will become the glue that connects the web of devices that users choose to access during the different aspects of their daily life."
CuBox offers an economical, compact platform for cloud-based applications to deliver an inexpensive alternative for consumers who do not need full PC functionality. Able to fit into small spaces, the CuBox can bring web browsing, email and word processing applications as well as social gaming fun direct to home TVs. You can use the CuBox to deliver your cloud-based applications while providing all the functionality users require without excessive use of power or a high price tag.