Web hosting provider DreamHost announced the release of its cloud storage service DreamObjects. It also emphasised the fact that it had undercut the market leaders Amazon and their S3 cloud storage service by offering a price of 7 cents per gig.
This general launch follows an extensive public beta period where members of the public made suggestions and discovered minor bugs.
DreamObjects uses an open-source Ceph file system to power it. Originally developed by Sage Weil, the co-founder of DreamHost, it intends to compete directly with the S3 system. It plans to capture businesspeople and entrepreneurs by offering a system that offers a large range of users.
The organisation has already reached out to a number of cloud storage tools available on the markets. These partnerships include Cyberduck and CloudBerry backup. The integration work operations have already been completed. For the company, it means that they can expose themselves to a completely new audience, rather than just the web hosting community with which it has already built a reputation.
Simon Anderson, DreamHost CEO, commented in a recent interview, “It’s a great channel for us, not only for DreamObjects, but for people to be exposed to the way we do things and the way we simplify complexity for our developer and entrepreneur base.”
DreamHost is particularly excited about the fact it can compete with the S3 on more than price. It makes consuming cloud storage resources more streamlined and easier to use. There are also a number of additional tools used to manage content and integrate it with existing tools like WordPress.
Anderson continued to speak about his vision for the future, “Over time we’re going to look for similar options with applications. Once we get DreamCompute, our public cloud computing service, out into general availability as well, we expect a similar sort of tight integrations to benefit DreamObjects as well, from DreamCompute.”
Overall, this highly anticipated release should put DreamHost on the cloud storage map, as well as helping it to diversify its product portfolio going forward.