Light vs. "cloud"

Increase Speed

Due to physical limits you have to host your services close to cloud providers in order to keep up with the load.


Host it close to where you are and enjoy blazing speed. You would still receive installation assistance, all the features and support.


Servers should be hosted within 30 km of a regional cloud datacenter. The reason is physical speed limits.

Apart from that, the connection speed is often suboptimal, as bandwidth is limited by the provider.

Increase Users Trust

When corporation brags about complience with GDPR, HIPAA, PIPEDA, CCPA, etc, they really guarantee safety of the CEO in case of lawsuit.

The provider could still share your data with third parties without asking you first.


We provide real security and we do not pass on your data to anyone else.


Massive data breaches, sharing user data with advertisers. Total lack of transparency.

"Cloud" providers never share technical aspects nor what they stand for in terms of values.

Also they might use your data to train AI or could be silently leaking them to competitors.

Reduce Costs

Most storage systems are complex, they have hidden charges, undocumented features and undefined behaviours. The AWS behind Dropbox is one example of such poorly documented system.


A fixed-price service. No hidden charges.

Free chat support.

We charge nothing when you host on your premises.

See Pricing >


Providers force you to pay for what you never use: traffic, reserved expensive hardware and "support plans" with slow response times. Estimate how much would you save compared to Dropbox:

Users: Space (TB):
You save $ yearly.
It would be cheaper to rent a conventional dedicated server.
Reduce Risk

Corporations do not have any reason to overpay for security of your data. User data from many services had leaked to the Internet already.

We recommend you to inquiry on how provider stores your data.


LightUponCloud allows you to host your data on any technical site you trust.

We use very reliable technologies that are known to work for decades without restarts. Overall architecture is simple and efficient.

See Technical Section >


Reverse-engineering of software products enforces corporations to stay relatively honest with their customers. You can't reverse-engineer cloud.

Also you are not protected from disaster, as "cloud" providers do not take responsibility for your data. Would your company survive data loss ?

Reduce Time to Market

Proprietary APIs, different data formats, development costs and no data visibility can affect the time necessary to test your product on the market.


Very easy to integrate to your product, as LightUponCloud uses already established standards, best-practises and protocols in order to allow you to start uploading and serving data ASAP ( S3 API, JSON etc).


Bloated proprietary APIs, entangled interfaces with undefined behaviours. All this makes integration task difficult.

Use cases

disaster recovery, highly available data storage
Private Data Storage
  • Highly available
  • Replication within cluster
  • Multi-datacenter bidirectional replication
  • Scales automatically when you add nodes to cluster
  • Enables on-premises disaster data recovery
File Synchronization
  • Sharing files of any size
  • Locking files you work on
  • History of changes
  • Full-text search
  • Simple storage
Media workflows
  • HD video uploads
  • Store live streams
  • Simultaneous data replication to multiple clusters (CDN, analytics, transcoding, etc.)
multi-datacenter distribution
  • Distribute data across many different locations
  • Address issues related to compliance (GDPR, CCPA, etc.), performance, latency, etc.

simplified interface

iOS / Windows 10

Securely manage your data storage using any browser.

Register tenants, add users, their credentials and groups, defining what data containers they should have access to.

Keep track of file changes and user actions.

Technical Capabilities
  • Multi-tenancy
  • History of actions
  • File changelog with rollback function
  • Potentially unlimited storage size
  • Full-text search
  • Unlimited number of devices
  • Allows upload of multiple terabyte files, as a set of smaller parts
  • Multi-datacenter bidirectional replication
  • File synchronization ( NTFS )
  • AWS S3-compatible API ( Riak CS on backend )
  • Readable URLs
go to github
Trial one month with community support.
Cheaper option on market.
With unlimited users, including email, chat and phone support. See the comparison with other providers .
  • Custom features
  • Any size of storage
  • On-site installation
  • Branded solution
We will send you quote promptly on request. Inquire