60 OS Replacements for Storage Software: Page 2

Find top open source backup, NAS, RAID, and other storage-related software.
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Data Destruction

16. BleachBit

Replaces Easy System Cleaner

If you need to clean out a hard drive and "shred" data so that it cannot be recovered, BleachBit is for you. In addition, it offers a number of other privacy protection tools that clean cache, erase Internet history, delete cookies, get rid of temporary files and eliminates other "junk" that slows down your system. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

17. Darik's Boot And Nuke

Replaces Kill Disk, BCWipe Total WipeOut

For those who need to eliminate the data on an entire drive, Darik's Boot and Nuke does the trick. Note, however, that this is primarily a home user and small business application and doesn't erase RAID arrays. Operating System: OS Independent.

18. Eraser

Replaces BCWipe Enterprise

Eraser's website notes, "Most people have some data that they would rather not share with others - passwords, personal information, classified documents from work, financial records, self-written poems, the list continues." If you want to delete these files from your hard drive, Eraser will write over the old data so that it can never be recovered. Operating System: Windows.

19. FileKiller

Replaces BCWipe Enterprise

Like Eraser, FileKiller "shreds" old files by rewriting over the stored data. It boasts fast performance, and it allows the end user to specify how many times to overwrite the file. Operating System: Windows.

20. Wipe

Replaces BCWipe Enterprise

Wipe is similar to Eraser and FileKiller, but it works on Linux instead of Windows. Operating System: Linux.


21. Bulk File Manager

Replaces NoClone 2010, FalconStor Data Deduplication

This app performs de-duplication at the file level. In addition, it also offers bulk re-naming, bulk moving, file splitting and file joining capabilities. Operating System: Windows.

22. Opendedup

Replaces NoClone 2010, FalconStor Data Deduplication

Opendedup performs inline de-duplication to reduce storage utilization by up to 95 percent. It's available as an appliance for simplified setup and deployment. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

Document Management Systems (DMS)

23. Epiware

Replaces Documentum, Microsoft SharePoint, OpenText

This document manager offers features like search, access history, version history, calendaring, project management and a wiki. Paid support is available. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

24. LogicalDOC

Replaces Documentum, Microsoft SharePoint, OpenText

LogicalDOC boasts an easy and intuitive interface that runs through any browser. You can choose to run the free or paid version on your own server, or opt for the no-hassle cloud version. Operating System: OS Independent.


Replaces Documentum, Microsoft SharePoint, OpenText

OpenDocMan offers fine-grained control, Web-based access and compliance with ISO 17025 and the OIE standard for document management. In addition to the open source community version, it comes in a hosted professional version or an on-premise enterprise version. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

26. OpenKM

Replaces Documentum, Microsoft SharePoint, OpenText

This highly usable document management solution offers capabilities like sharing content, setting security roles, auditing, and finding enterprise documents and registers. It comes in community, professional, cloud and university versions. Operating System: OS Independent.

27. Xinco DMS

Replaces Documentum, Microsoft SharePoint, OpenText

Short for "eXtensible INformation COre," Xinco offers Web-based management of files, documents, contacts, URLs and more. Features include ACLs, version control and full text search. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

File Systems

28. Ceph

Replaces Unified storage hardware from Dell, EMC, HP

Ceph is a distributed file system that offers unified object, block and file-level storage. Professional support and services are available through InkTank. Operating System: Linux.

29. Gluster

Replaces hardware from EMC, IPDATA, Netgear

Sponsored by Red Hat, the Gluster file system offers unified file and object storage, as well as storage for Hadoop deployments. It's self-healing and can scale to 72 brontobytes. Operating System: Linux.

30. Lustre

Replaces hardware from EMC, IPDATA, Netgear

Oracle-owned Lustre boasts that it can handle very large and complex storage needs, "scaling to tens of thousands of nodes and petabytes of storage with groundbreaking I/O and metadata throughput." Note that although the name is similar to "Gluster," the two are completely independent projects. Operating System: Linux.

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