Unifi Cloud Key - Hybrid Cloud Device Management



  • Looks interesting.

    Featuring Hybrid Cloud technology, the UniFi® Cloud Key securely runs a local instance of the UniFi Controller software and features cloud Single Sign-On for remote access.

    https://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-cloud-key/

    Handy for people that don't want to spin up a VM just for the controller.



  • @hobbit666 said:

    Looks interesting.

    Featuring Hybrid Cloud technology, the UniFi® Cloud Key securely runs a local instance of the UniFi Controller software and features cloud Single Sign-On for remote access.

    https://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-cloud-key/

    Handy for people that don't want to spin up a VM just for the controller.

    It has been talked about a lot, but I still do not see the purpose.

    For a SOHO or home user it is a waste of money. You can install the controller on an existing system and only use it when needed.

    For anyone else, they should have the skill set to handle a controller either in a local VM or a hosted VM.



  • That said, I know they only built it because people demanded it. I would never knock on a company for building the solution people want. But I have yet to find a person who can give me a valid use case for this thing that makes it cheaper than the above mentioned methods.



  • I agree with Jared, what use case example does anyone have. I'm sure there is some extreme niche, but it is trivial to put this somewhere and if you have any infrastructure at all you should have this in a VM. Having an extra piece of hardware is just... extra. Extra cost, extra effort, extra risk, extra to manage.



  • $79 from DoubleRadius.com

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  • I have one and I love it! 😃



  • Do they update automatically? That might be an advantage.



  • @johnhooks said:

    Do they update automatically? That might be an advantage.

    Not to my understanding. But I do not have one to verify.



  • This tells me no.

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  • I can see a market where you have Small/Medium size companies - one man band IT teams - Maybe places with no Virtual infrastructure or simply don't want to install another bit of software on a existing server.

    But for me i'll stick with a VM that I can backup and replicate in case of failure 😃



  • @hobbit666 said:

    I can see a market where you have Small/Medium size companies - one man band IT teams - Maybe places with no Virtual infrastructure or simply don't want to install another bit of software on a existing server.

    If you are big enough to have a single IT guy, even a half time IT guy, you are much larger than you should be without virtualization.

    Maybe in a case where you have literally nothing except for the networking, but even then, it seems a stretch.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @hobbit666 said:

    I can see a market where you have Small/Medium size companies - one man band IT teams - Maybe places with no Virtual infrastructure or simply don't want to install another bit of software on a existing server.

    If you are big enough to have a single IT guy, even a half time IT guy, you are much larger than you should be without virtualization.

    Maybe in a case where you have literally nothing except for the networking, but even then, it seems a stretch.

    True think the product is limited to certain people/scenarios, but I do see it being a help for some :D.
    You got to remember (which I seeing on SW more and more) so called IT pro's are coming into the industry without a clue. So this would help them run a Unifi Network with no effort lol



  • @hobbit666 said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @hobbit666 said:

    I can see a market where you have Small/Medium size companies - one man band IT teams - Maybe places with no Virtual infrastructure or simply don't want to install another bit of software on a existing server.

    If you are big enough to have a single IT guy, even a half time IT guy, you are much larger than you should be without virtualization.

    Maybe in a case where you have literally nothing except for the networking, but even then, it seems a stretch.

    True think the product is limited to certain people/scenarios, but I do see it being a help for some :D.
    You got to remember (which I seeing on SW more and more) so called IT pro's are coming into the industry without a clue. So this would help them run a Unifi Network with no effort lol

    Is it really no effort? It requires that you manage patches and updates without a normal infrastructure.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @hobbit666 said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @hobbit666 said:

    I can see a market where you have Small/Medium size companies - one man band IT teams - Maybe places with no Virtual infrastructure or simply don't want to install another bit of software on a existing server.

    If you are big enough to have a single IT guy, even a half time IT guy, you are much larger than you should be without virtualization.

    Maybe in a case where you have literally nothing except for the networking, but even then, it seems a stretch.

    True think the product is limited to certain people/scenarios, but I do see it being a help for some :D.
    You got to remember (which I seeing on SW more and more) so called IT pro's are coming into the industry without a clue. So this would help them run a Unifi Network with no effort lol

    Is it really no effort? It requires that you manage patches and updates without a normal infrastructure.

    Would half the "IT Pros" on SW keep anything up to date lmao 😃



  • @hobbit666 said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @hobbit666 said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @hobbit666 said:

    I can see a market where you have Small/Medium size companies - one man band IT teams - Maybe places with no Virtual infrastructure or simply don't want to install another bit of software on a existing server.

    If you are big enough to have a single IT guy, even a half time IT guy, you are much larger than you should be without virtualization.

    Maybe in a case where you have literally nothing except for the networking, but even then, it seems a stretch.

    True think the product is limited to certain people/scenarios, but I do see it being a help for some :D.
    You got to remember (which I seeing on SW more and more) so called IT pro's are coming into the industry without a clue. So this would help them run a Unifi Network with no effort lol

    Is it really no effort? It requires that you manage patches and updates without a normal infrastructure.

    Would half the "IT Pros" on SW keep anything up to date lmao 😃

    That's the problem with poorly thought out products, they are often designed around the assumption that the person buying them is already going to do bad things. It's a good way to make sales, because that is often true, but that doesn't mean that there is a place in the market where it makes sense, just that there are people that will buy it anyway,



  • Mine is for sale. Never really used it... $20 takes it home, plus shipping, This is for the device only



  • I'll take it


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