CAKEBOX - A NEW APPROACH
Welcome to Cakebox, a modern server that understands users needs. It has a lightweight, yet powerful, dashboard, so you get the right amount of help when you want it.
Cakebox makes you independent of cloud services, you know at all times where your data is stored, and you decide who has access to it. For openers, we started with an awareness that the purpose of a computer is to connect to the Internet. It is the Internet that now defines computing. When you begin here, magic happens. Cakebox was born from our love of computers and our realization that the Cloud needs a fundamental redesign. The redesign that we offer is a server that is more accessible, and more valuable, because you’re not paying for functions that you don’t need and won’t be using.
Expensive, overpowered CPUs and bloated software are no longer relevant. With this awareness, we were able to drop power consumption to the point of making an energy-saving light-bulb jealous. The first platform to adopt the compact size, the Raspberry Pi integrates memory, storage, and a full set of consumer I/O features, providing ample computing power at an affordable price. Cakebox, with its unique recycled cardboard case (patent pending), is a computer for people wanting to connect to the Internet without the need for specific Windows applications. With special attention to design, Cakebox blends seamlessly into any home or office environment.
Cakebox was not built like ordinary Servers
There are many things around us in life whose size we’re very familiar with – things that we see on a daily basis. Paper notebooks are such objects. Bookshelves, cabinets, files, and desks are often determined according to some relationship with its size. We think that designing a computer of a size and shape with the closest connection to these things would result in an object that blended in with that space. Documents or books can be piled up on top of the computer, or it can be placed on a bookshelf. It’s a computer that you could sandwich between a variety of objects.
AUTONOMY IS KING It’s built from scratch, therefore has no parent project. It means it’s completely free of external influence, policy, and companies/organisations pushing their own agenda. We’re free to call the shots, control all the gates, and ensure a single integrated experience. Combined with our focus on autonomy (and a waterfall development model) we can push security updates and bugfixes to our users in the shortest possible timeframe. We’re also free to compile our source code how we see fit, tying in with our own optimisations and security changes.