Ubuntu cloud vs Apple iCloud

Today we’re going to talk about Ubuntu cloud, codename Openstack and Apple iCloud. Yes, the latest innovation by Apple, which was introduced with the iPhone 4S at the “Let’s Talk iPhone” event.
Apple iCloud logo

iCloud lets you to sync all your music you purchase from iTunes to the cloud and then you can access it anywhere from any iDevice, be it a Mac, an iPhone, an iPod or an iPad. That’s not all, even the apps you buy from the AppStore, say for example, Angry Birds, will be automatically installed and synced to all the other mobile devices you have connected to the internet at that very instant. Also, the pictures, documents, videos, and other media you allow, will be uploaded to the cloud and you can access them from all of your iDevices and PC too. Like you make a calendar entry on your iPhone, it automatically synchronizes to your account on the cloud and pushes it back on all the devices you have registered with iCloud. You take a picture on your iPad, the next moment you’ll have it on every other iDevice of yours. You get the air. So, it’s pretty cool, eh?
Ubuntu cloud

However, it turns out, Apple stole it. Again, I mean, technically they have stolen the idea behind that but then they bought CloudMe, and they had all the rights with them.

Turns out also, that this idea was first brought out by guys at Canonical. Yes, the same people who gifted the world with Ubuntu. And that cloud service was available for the first time in Ubuntu with Ubuntu One, a built-in cloud file client.

Ubuntu allows you to do just everything the now hyped iCloud does, for the last two years! You’re allotted 5 GB of data in the cloud. iCloud offers the same now. Above that, you’ll have to shell out money as per the plan you opt for. Ubuntu One service is accessible via many mobile device, since there are dedicated clients for Android and iOS devices, whereas clients for WP7S are under works.
The Ubuntu Cloud feature was first released with Ubuntu 9.10. There’s also Windows Ubuntu One client for those who use Linux and Windows as well. The application programming interfaces (APIs) are also publicly available now.

If you opt for the paid Ubuntu One Music Streaming service in addition to music streaming, you’ll get an additional 20 GB of storage for $3.99/month. Each fresh addition of 20 GB data henceforth will be charged at $2.99/month.
The newest cloud client with Ubuntu is in Ubuntu 12.04 which has integrated OpenStack for all their cloud computing needs. 
I recommend all readers to try Ubuntu One and avail the benefits of having it for free.

Enjoy!


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