Jungle Disk is a Cloud Storage Service acquired by Rackspace Hosting, Inc. You can create your physical encryption key with Jungle Disk. We have talked a lot about Cloud Storage, whether you need Cloud Storage at all, Cloud Storage Gateway, Identity And Access Management in cloud computing, How to create an USB key to lock and unlock Windows 7 to enhance security, Encrypt Decrypt any file or folder from right click context menu in Windows and so on. Today, we will discuss about Jungle Disk Cloud Storage Service. As we all know, Rackspace has OpenStack Swift based CDN named Cloud Files with huge documentation on API.
Jungle Disk : Why and When We Need It
Jungle Disk generate an encryption key for the backup that you will keep. Unless you give us access, none can access your data. This is automated and they have two flavors – Jungle Disk and Jungle Disk Server. Backup Vaults employ file compression to reduce backup size and storage costs. After the initial backup of a set of data, block-level de-duplication saves time and storage space by only backing up files that have changed since the last backup. Encryption is with AES-256 encryption algorithm.
Unlike Rackspace Cloud Files, Jungle Disk has own Apps to manage assets on devices such as laptops, desktops and servers. Unlike Rackspace Cloud Files, there are two options to store data – Rackspace Cloud Files or Amazon S3. Fanatical support is present and Source Code is open.
Jungle Disk has Affiliate Program, Reseller Program, that can be reason for some to recommend Jungle Disk, which are not for our case.
Jungle Disk : Why and When We Need Not to Use It
We do not think, Jungle Disk, being a Separate Service from Rackspace excels Rackspace Cloud Files, Cloud Backup and Rackspace Block Storage. For a Rackspace Client, probably Jungle Disk is not required. The lack of App for Cloud Files can be solved by using CyberDuck and really there is huge documentation for Rackspace Cloud Files, Cloud Backup, Rackspace Block Storage and the lot of GitHub projects, hundreds of unofficial guides.