75 Open Source Cloud Computing Apps: Page 2

The open source community offers apps that can help you build and manage your own cloud as well as apps available on a SaaS basis.


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Cloud Storage

27. Ceph

Ceph offers both object and block storage, as well as a POSIX-compliant file system for distributed storage. The project is now managed by Red Hat, which sells Ceph-based products. Operating System: Linux

28. CloudStore

CloudStore offers synchronization capabilities similar to Dropbox. It allows users to set up a personal cloud storage service on their own servers, and it is highly secure. (Note that this project is not related to the UK government initiative with the same name.) Operating System: Linux

29. Gluster

Managed by Red Hat, Gluster is an open source, distributed filesystem designed to handle petabytes (or even brontobytes) of data. It boasts high scalability, performance and availability. Paid support and consulting are available through third-party partners. Operating System: Linux

30. Riak CS

Riak is a distributed database with low latency, high availability, fault tolerance and high scalability. Riak CS is a cloud storage solution built on top of this database. It comes in both community and enterprise versions. Operating System: Linux, OS X

31. Seafile

Seafile provides cloud storage with file syncing and team collaboration capabilities. There's a cloud-based version at Seacloud.cc, or you can host the open source or professional edition on your own Linux server. Operating System: OS Independent

32. Sheepdog

Designed for simplicity, Sheepdog is another option for distributed object storage. It can scale to several hundred nodes. Operating System: OS Independent

33. Syncany

This open source cloud storage and synchronization tool allows users to make backups and share files with others. All files are encrypted before uploading for privacy protection. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X


34. Docker

Although it's a fairly young technology, Docker's containerization is already getting a lot of attention from industry analysts and enterprises. It describes itself as "an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications." Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

35. Linux Containers

This group oversees three separate containerization-related projects: LXC, a set of tools for containerization; LXD, a descendant of LXC which provides a more intuitive user experience; CG Manager container group manager daemon and the LXCFS filesystem. Its stated goal is "to offer a distro- and vendor-neutral environment for the development of Linux container technologies. Operating System: Linux

36. OpenVZ

While it's not nearly as well-known as Docker, OpenVZ also offers open source containerization technology. It provides the basis for a commercial product called Odin Virtuozzo. Operating System: Linux


37. KVM

Short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine, KVM is a complete Linux virtualization solution for x86 hardware. It is part of the mainline Linux kernel. Operating System: Linux

38. Xen

The Xen Project website describes it as an "open source hypervisor designed for clouds." It provides the foundation for some of the biggest clouds in the world, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Operating System: OS Independent

Big Data Tools

39. Hadoop

Hadoop is so widely used that it has become more or less synonymous with big data. It's a collection of data processing tools that can be used in distributed computing environments, including cloud computing environments. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

Business Intelligence

40. Jaspersoft

Jaspersoft offers award-winning open source business intelligence and analytics capabilities. In addition to the free community download, it comes in a variety of paid editions, and it is also available as a cloud computing service that runs on AWS with prices starting at less than $1 per hour. Operating System: OS Independent

41. Jedox

With more than 100,000 users, Jedox (formerly known as Palo BI) is a very popular business intelligence platform. The base version is free and open source, and the organization also offers a premium on-premise version and a cloud version. Operating System: OS Independent

Business Process Management

42. ProcessMaker

Used by companies like Toyota, GTBank and Lenovo, ProcessMaker aims to simplify BPM and workflow automation. In addition to the free community edition and a paid on-premise enterprise edition, it also comes in a cloud version. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Android, iOS

Content Management

43. Alfresco

Alfresco offers enterprise-class content management, and the paid versions of the software also include business process management capabilities. It comes in an online version and a hybrid cloud version, as well as the free community version. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

44. SugarCRM

Boasting millions of users, SugarCRM is a high-quality enterprise-ready CRM solution that rivals or exceeds the capabilities of proprietary solutions. The community version is available as a free download, or you can subscribe to the professional, enterprise or ultimate cloud-based versions, with prices starting at $40 per user per month. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

45. vTiger

Used by more than 100,000 businesses, vTiger promises to help companies "get organized, grow sales, improve marketing ROI and deliver delightful customer experiences." In addition to the free community version, it comes in three cloud versions—sales, support and ultimate—and other services are available as well. Prices start at $10 per user per month. Operating System: Windows, Linux, iOS, Android

46. Orange Leap

Aimed at non-profits, Orange Leap offers constituent relationship management capabilities with an emphasis on fundraising. The link above will connect you with the paid, cloud-based version; the open source code can be found at GitHub. Operating System: Windows

47. SplendidCRM

This CRM solution comes in three different versions—community, professional and enterprise—all of which can be deployed on-premise or used in the cloud. The latest versions add new features like a chat system, native mobile apps, data de-duplication, a report designer and integrations with third partner email marketing and automation solutions like HubSpot, ConstantContact and iContact. Operating System: Windows

Document Management Systems (DMS)

48. OpenKM

The KM in OpenKM stands for "knowledge management." It's a Web-based document management system with integrated collaboration capabilities and features like version control, file history, metadata, workflow and search. community, professional and cloud versions are available, and the organization also offers paid training. Operating System: OS Independent

49. LogicalDOC

LogicalDOC aims to make deploying a DMS easy and affordable. It's available as a free download or as a cloud-based service with mobile clients available. Operating System: OS Independent

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