DreamHost Debuts Open Source Cloud Storage Service
The open source channel’s answer to proprietary cloud solutions has become more compelling with the announcement of a new object storage service from DreamHost that offers full compatibility with other popular APIs. It already has some open source partners talking. Here’s why.
The new service, called DreamObjects, is based on Ceph, the open source distributed storage system. It will compete with proprietary alternatives such as Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) Cloud Files and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) S3.
Open Source Integration
DreamHost developers are placing heavy emphasis on the benefits stemming from the new service’s open source base, which they say will facilitate lower per-Gigabyte pricing for the service and ensure greater flexibility to users. In the words of DreamHost CEO Simon Anderson:
DreamHost is on a mission to give every content creator, entrepreneur and developer the freedom to create on the Internet. We do this by launching and supporting awesomely engineered, super-flexible, and über-value web and cloud services, and DreamObjects is definitely in this illustrious category.
Qualitative values such as greater flexibility are in the eye of the beholder, but quantitatively, DreamObjects does indeed appear attractive from a cost perspective. With a simple, flat-rate pricing plan of 7 cents per Gigabyte of data stored and another 7
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