Jungle Disk

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Jungle Disk
Developer(s) Jungle Disk, LLC
Initial release 2007
Operating system Windows / Mac OS X / Linux
Available in English
License Proprietary
Website www.jungledisk.com

Jungle Disk is an online backup tool that stores its data in Amazon S3 or Rackspace Cloud Files. It was highlighted by Amazon as one of the earliest S3 clients.[1] The basic Jungle Disk software is sold as a monthly subscription model, and the customer has the option to be billed directly by Jungle Disk for storage or billed separately through Amazon by using their own account.

Jungle Disk can be scheduled to back up selected files or folders. It provides a local WebDAV server and a local web interface that synchronize to the user's S3/Cloud Files account, optionally encrypting backed up data on the client side. As part of the monthly fee, the company provides a hosted web interface and more advanced backup functionality.[2]

Jungle Disk works on Mac OS X and Windows laptops and desktops. It also supports Windows and Linux server operating systems.

On October 22, 2008, Jungle Disk entered into an agreement to be acquired by Rackspace Hosting, Inc. Rackspace purchased Jungle Disk in order to expand their cloud hosting services.[3] After the acquisition, Jungle Disk's development and support slowed down. In 2013 Jungle Disk revived its customer support and now offers phone, chat and ticketing.

On January 5, 2016, Jungle Disk spun out of Rackspace US, Inc. and is now a privately held company headquartered in San Antonio, TX.[4]

Criticism[edit]

The Jungle Disk client software did not receive an update from 2012-2014 and then while part of the Cloud Office [5] portfolio a new version was released in December 2015.[6]

On June 3, 2011, Colin Percival, owner of Tarsnap[7] (a competitor of Jungle Disk), identified two potential weaknesses in Jungle Disk's security:[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirkpatrick, Marshall. "Amazon releases early info on S3 storage use". TechCrunch. 
  2. ^ Jason Brooks. "Jungle Disk Aids Amazon Storage". eWeek. Ziff Davis. 
  3. ^ Kincaid, Jason. "Rackspace Acquires JungleDisk, Slicehost To Take On Amazon Web Services". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  4. ^ "Cloud startup JungleDisk CEO Bret Piatt makes company independent of Rackspace Hosting Inc. in 2016 - San Antonio Business Journal". San Antonio Business Journal. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  5. ^ "Rackspace Cloud Office". 
  6. ^ "Introducing Jungle Disk Server Edition version 3.18 for Windows | The Jungle Disk Blog". blog.jungledisk.com. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  7. ^ "Tarsnap - About". www.tarsnap.com. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  8. ^ Colin Percival. "Insecurity in the Jungle (disk)". 
  9. ^ "If the people running the underlying storage service (Amazon S3 or Rackspace Cloud Files) know the contents of a file stored via Jungle Disk, they could transform it into anything they want — planting files which are dangerous (e.g., viruses) or even illegal (e.g., child pornography). " Percival 2011

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