12 Open Source Cloud Storage Software to Store and Sync Your Data Quickly and Safely
Yandex.Disk is a cloud storage and synchronization service released in April 2012 and available on all major platforms including: Linux, Windows, OS X, Android, iOS and Windows Phone. It allows users to synchronize data between different devices and share it with others online.
Various features provided by Yandex.Disk to its users are: built-in flash player that lets people preview songs, sharing of files with others by sharing download links, synchronization of files between different devices of same user, unlimited storage, WebDAV support allowing easy management of files by any application supporting WebDAV protocol.
Developed by Bitcasa Inc. Which is a California Based company, Bitcasa is yet another solution for open source Cloud Storage and synchronization available for Windows, OS X, Android and Linux. Not directly an open source software, but it is still a part of Open Source community as it uses those software’s of which many are open sourced like: gcc/clang, libCurl, OpenSSL, APR, Rapid JSON etc.
With main features being file storage, access and sharing other features which make it popular among customers across more than 140 countries worldwide are: its convergent encryption protocol which is mostly safe but with less risks associated with it as reported by an article, provision of secure API’s and white label storage applications for OEM’s, network operators and software developers.
NAS is acronym for ‘Network Attached Storage‘ and ‘4Free‘ indicates its free and open source nature. NAS4Free released under this name in March 2012. It is a network attached storage server software with a user interface written in PHP and released under Simplified BSD License. It supports platforms including i386/IA-32 and x86-64.
NAS4Free supports sharing across multiple Operating Systems. It also includes ZFS, disk encryption etc with protocols such as: Samba, CARP, Bridge, FTP, RSYNC, TFTP, NFS. Unlike other software’s, NAS4Free can be installed and operated from USB/ SSD Key, Hard Disk or can even be booted from LiveCD, LiveUSB with small USB key for config storage. NAS4Free has won awards including Project of month (August 2015) and Project of the week (May 2015).
These are some known Open Source Cloud storage and synchronization software’s which have either gained a lot of popularity over the years or have just been able to enter and make their mark in this industry with a long way to go. You can share any software that you or your organization might be using and we will be listing that with this list.