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Ghost Cloud Computing ("Ghost" for Global Hosted Operating SysTem) was founded in 2006 with the vision of utilizing the Web "cloud" as a computing environment. The G.ho.st Virtual Computer (Web OS) service is delivered direct to the consumer and has some 300K registered users worldwide at http://G.ho.st. G.ho.st has won multiple international awards.

In 2009 Ghost opened up its cloud computing stack to other companies and developers at http://Ghost.cc starting with the CLOUD FILE SYSTEM and Web VDI both running on AWS.

Details

Company: Ghost Inc.
Inquiry e-mail address: press@corp.g.ho.st
Amazon Web Services Used: Amazon SimpleDB
Solution URL: http://Ghost.cc
Audience: Developers
Pricing: Both Free and for-fee tiers available
Created On: July 31, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
Last Updated: October 15, 2009 6:25 AM GMT
Ghost Cloud File System (http://Ghost.cc)
Completely elastic highly-available standards-based inexpensive redundant network storage in the cloud — running in your own Amazon Web Services (AWS) account.

Amazon S3 provides file storage without a file system (folders) and EBS provides storage which is not redundant or elastic. For the first time Ghost CFS provides a complete file system (including WebDAV and ftp) over AWS.

Ghost Web Virtual Desktop (VDI)
Service providers including ISPs, mobile carriers and SaaS ISVs are looking for sticky revenue-generating value-added services. Now the ultimate value-added service is available for white-labeling and customization — a complete web desktop — including file storage and apps — running in the cloud at a fraction of the cost of Windows(r) VDI. Take a part of the projected $65billion VDI market. See details at http://Ghost.cc and a showcase at http://G.ho.st .

Comments

Real network storage over AWS
We always had the problem that S3 has just files but no folders while EBS is neither elastic not redundant/highly available. Now we use Ghost Cloud File System to give us a complete network-mountable file system with standards such as WebDAV and ftp so we finally have the network storage we need within our own Amazon Web Services account. The Web Virtual Desktop is a cool idea too :-)
Zvi Schreiber on October 14, 2009 11:56 PM GMT
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