Meet Ubicloud: An Open Source Alternative to AWS

Major cloud providers like AWS (Amazon Web Services), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud cannot be denied. Their strong and scalable infrastructure has been a driving force behind the expansion of AI. However, immense authority inevitably leads to a loss of command. Vendor lock-in, unclear pricing structures, and security holes are becoming major business worries.

Meet Ubicloud, a cool AI startup which is revolutionizing the cloud industry with its unique approach. Unlike other cloud services, Ubicloud leverages open-source software to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This means it keeps customers from its servers. Instead, it allows them to deploy the program on bare metal servers from companies like Hetzner or AWS Bare Metal, offering unparalleled flexibility and control over data and infrastructure management.

Ubicloud stands out from established cloud services by offering substantial cost savings, potentially three to ten times as much. This transparent pricing structure is a breath of fresh air in an industry often plagued by ambiguity. Moreover, Ubicloud’s open-source nature fosters an environment of trust and security, as anyone can view and modify the source code. 

Ubicloud is not just an alternative cloud solution but a comprehensive package of services. Currently, it offers managed PostgreSQL databases, elastic computing, virtual networking, block storage, and an efficient IAM system. This robust suite of services provides a solid foundation for deploying and maintaining a wide range of applications.

Funding Round

Ubicloud raised a seed round of $16 million. The most recent investment round took place on March 5, 2024, and the lead investors were Y Combinator and 500 Global. As of now, Ubicloud has three backers: Y Combinator and institutional investors.

Conclusion

The necessity for an adaptable and open cloud architecture will only grow in tandem with the expansion of AI. Ubicloud is well-positioned to make a significant impact in this dynamic market. 

Dhanshree Shenwai is a Computer Science Engineer and has a good experience in FinTech companies covering Financial, Cards & Payments and Banking domain with keen interest in applications of AI. She is enthusiastic about exploring new technologies and advancements in todayÔÇÖs evolving world making everyone's life easy.

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