Discover the amazing benefits of open source cloud storage

by | Sep 25, 2015 | Cloud & Hosting

Open source cloud storage may be right for your business.

Open source cloud storage, depending on who you talk to, will get you varying opinions of whether it is a tremendous boon to the world of business and technology, or perhaps it is something that isn’t ready for prime-time with poor support options.

Let’s face it, there’s no shortage of open source cloud storage solutions out there.  Just today I googled it and there was just an ocean of them all claiming the title of “the greatest free solution ever created.”  All of them extolled the virtues of open source and all I had to do was click download.  Easy right?

One of the big virtues touted is the price.  The word “free” is a familiar and popular term frequently called out by the open source cloud storage solutions and the open community in general.  Let’s ask ourselves, are they really free from a total cost of ownership perspective?  Not really.  How much time will your teams waste “researching” solutions on forums when that open source solution you picked has a problem, but there’s no formal support in place?

Yes, time is money, as they say, but it’s also reputation and client happiness.  No one wants to take the upset client call when their open source cloud storage solution fails.  What do you tell them?  Why don’t you have a quick solution to their issue?  You can’t tell them your support staff is waiting for an answer on a forum from someone half a world away to save them.

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Now that you know the pitfalls and understand why it’s best to consider a more robust cloud storage solution, we invite you to contact us. We will partner with you and choose the solution that will meet your needs and give you peace of mind.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.