Open Source Cloud Storage: 14 Top Tools

  • Open Source Cloud Storage: 14 Top Tools

    Open Source Cloud Storage: 14 Top Tools
    These open source cloud storage tools enable low costs solutions for cloud storage.
  • Parkeep

    Parkeep
    Content-Addressable Multi-Layer Indexed Storage, or Camlistore for short, offers "formats, protocols, and software for modeling, storing, searching, sharing and synchronizing data in the post-PC era." Stored data can be accessed from any device. Note that it is for more technically minded users, not beginners. Operating System: Linux https://perkeep.org/
  • CloudStore

    CloudStore
    An alternative to Dropbox, CloudStore synchronizes data between a system and online storage. Its features include strong encryption, password-less authentication, flexible synchronization, fast setup and auto-resumes for interrupted data transfers. Operating System: Linux http://cloudstore.codewizards.co/latest-stable/index.html
  • Cozy

    Cozy
    Cozy invites individuals to "store, sync, and share your data just the way you want it" by setting up their own personal cloud. It hopes to evolve into "a universal tool that can help you organize your life and make you more productive by automating routine tasks." Operating System: Linux https://cozy.io/en/
  • Duplicati

    Duplicati
    Duplicati works with cloud storage services like Amazon, Windows OneDrive, Google Drive and Rackspace to create encrypted backups. It does a full backup on first use and incremental backups after that. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X https://www.duplicati.com/
  • DuraCloud

    DuraCloud
    With DuraCloud, users can backup their files to multiple cloud storage providers at once or move their files from one cloud to another at will. In addition to the open source software, it is also offered as a paid service. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X https://duraspace.org/duracloud/
  • FTPbox

    FTPbox
    This tool also allows users to set up their own cloud storage solution. And as you might guess from the name, it transfers files via FTP. Operating System: Windows http://ftpbox.org/
  • LipSync

    LipSync
    Another option for setting up a DropBox-like service for yourself, LipSync is a very lightweight tool based on OpenSSH, rsync and lsyncd. The project was born as an idea in a blog post. Operating System: Linux https://github.com/philcryer/lipsync
  • Pydio

    Pydio
    Pydio offers enterprise-class cloud storage designed to meet the needs of developers and system administrators. Downloaded more than a million times, it claims to be scalable, secure, highly flexible and loved by end users. A paid enterprise distribution is available. Operating System: Windows, Linux (Android and iOS clients available) https://pydio.com/
  • Rockstor

    Rockstor
    Rockstor offers several open source storage solutions, including cloud storage servers for individuals and SMBs. It also offers an open source NAS solution. Paid support is available. Operating System: Linux http://rockstor.com/
  • SeaFile

    SeaFile
    SeaFile is both an open source project for setting up cloud storage with client-side encryption and a paid cloud service with the same capabilities. It's enterprise-ready and promises fast performance Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, iOS https://www.seafile.com/en/home/
  • Sheepdog

    Sheepdog
    According to its website, Sheepdog is "a distributed object storage system for volume and container services and manages the disks and nodes intelligently." It supports snapshotting, cloning and thin provisioning, and it is compatible with OpenStack Swift and Amazon S3. Operating System: Linux http://sheepdog.github.io/sheepdog/
  • Syncany

    Syncany
    Syncany can encrypt and sync files stored on any cloud storage service. It is still an alpha release, but is working. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X https://www.syncany.org/
  • Syncthing

    Syncthing
    Yet another DropBox replacement, Syncthing allows users to choose where their data is stored—on their own servers or a cloud service. It runs on any operating system and includes an easy-to-use Web GUI. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X. https://syncthing.net/
  • Unison

    Unison
    Another file synchronization tool, Unison can handle changes made to multiple copies of a file at the same time, making it a good option for distributed development teams or enterprise collaboration as well as for backup needs. It can work cross-platform and transfers files via SSH. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X https://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/
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Open Source Cloud Storage: 14 Top Tools

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  • Open Source Cloud Storage: 14 Top Tools

    Open Source Cloud Storage: 14 Top Tools

    These open source cloud storage tools enable low costs solutions for cloud storage.
  • Parkeep

    Parkeep

    Content-Addressable Multi-Layer Indexed Storage, or Camlistore for short, offers "formats, protocols, and software for modeling, storing, searching, sharing and synchronizing data in the post-PC era." Stored data can be accessed from any device. Note that it is for more technically minded users, not beginners. Operating System: Linux https://perkeep.org/
  • CloudStore

    CloudStore

    An alternative to Dropbox, CloudStore synchronizes data between a system and online storage. Its features include strong encryption, password-less authentication, flexible synchronization, fast setup and auto-resumes for interrupted data transfers. Operating System: Linux http://cloudstore.codewizards.co/latest-stable/index.html
  • Cozy

    Cozy

    Cozy invites individuals to "store, sync, and share your data just the way you want it" by setting up their own personal cloud. It hopes to evolve into "a universal tool that can help you organize your life and make you more productive by automating routine tasks." Operating System: Linux https://cozy.io/en/
  • Duplicati

    Duplicati

    Duplicati works with cloud storage services like Amazon, Windows OneDrive, Google Drive and Rackspace to create encrypted backups. It does a full backup on first use and incremental backups after that. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X https://www.duplicati.com/
  • DuraCloud

    DuraCloud

    With DuraCloud, users can backup their files to multiple cloud storage providers at once or move their files from one cloud to another at will. In addition to the open source software, it is also offered as a paid service. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X https://duraspace.org/duracloud/
  • FTPbox

    FTPbox

    This tool also allows users to set up their own cloud storage solution. And as you might guess from the name, it transfers files via FTP. Operating System: Windows http://ftpbox.org/
  • LipSync

    LipSync

    Another option for setting up a DropBox-like service for yourself, LipSync is a very lightweight tool based on OpenSSH, rsync and lsyncd. The project was born as an idea in a blog post. Operating System: Linux https://github.com/philcryer/lipsync
  • Pydio

    Pydio

    Pydio offers enterprise-class cloud storage designed to meet the needs of developers and system administrators. Downloaded more than a million times, it claims to be scalable, secure, highly flexible and loved by end users. A paid enterprise distribution is available. Operating System: Windows, Linux (Android and iOS clients available) https://pydio.com/
  • Rockstor

    Rockstor

    Rockstor offers several open source storage solutions, including cloud storage servers for individuals and SMBs. It also offers an open source NAS solution. Paid support is available. Operating System: Linux http://rockstor.com/
  • SeaFile

    SeaFile

    SeaFile is both an open source project for setting up cloud storage with client-side encryption and a paid cloud service with the same capabilities. It's enterprise-ready and promises fast performance Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, iOS https://www.seafile.com/en/home/
  • Sheepdog

    Sheepdog

    According to its website, Sheepdog is "a distributed object storage system for volume and container services and manages the disks and nodes intelligently." It supports snapshotting, cloning and thin provisioning, and it is compatible with OpenStack Swift and Amazon S3. Operating System: Linux http://sheepdog.github.io/sheepdog/
  • Syncany

    Syncany

    Syncany can encrypt and sync files stored on any cloud storage service. It is still an alpha release, but is working. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X https://www.syncany.org/
  • Syncthing

    Syncthing

    Yet another DropBox replacement, Syncthing allows users to choose where their data is stored—on their own servers or a cloud service. It runs on any operating system and includes an easy-to-use Web GUI. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X. https://syncthing.net/
  • Unison

    Unison

    Another file synchronization tool, Unison can handle changes made to multiple copies of a file at the same time, making it a good option for distributed development teams or enterprise collaboration as well as for backup needs. It can work cross-platform and transfers files via SSH. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X https://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/

Open source cloud storage offers a critical support function for many people and businesses. Cloud storage is absolutely essential for one key reason: Storage valuable data on-premises without a remote backup can be a recipe for disaster. To keep costs low, many people use open source cloud storage. It’s like that among the 15 open source cloud tools below, you’ll find one that will work for you.