7 Popular Open Source Cloud Storage Software


Cloud Storage is a method for data storage where the digital data is stored in logical pool, the physical storage spans multiple servers (possibly located in different places), and the physical environment is typically owned and managed by a hosting company[wikipedia].



Following article lists advantages of using cloud storage software and 7 most widely used used Open Source Cloud management software


A Cloud Storage system provides us following features
  1. Create a cloud on your own server or in a data center.
  2. Control and own your own data.
  3. Privacy protection.
  4. Encryption.
  5. Verify source code for bugs and/or backdoors.
  6. Avoid spying on your files on the server using encryption.
  7. Legal compliance – HIPAA and others.
  8. Good performance as your data stored in local storage instead of remote data center.
  9. Good reliability and availability due to local LAN. You are no longer depends upon WAN bandwidth or the service provider for network.
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