Raspberry Pi Personal Cloud arkOS Reaches Funding Milestone With Big Support

The Raspberry Pi can be used for all sorts of applications, including sweet mini desktop builds, and it can also be used as a personal cloud server with arkOS. The arkOS project has been crowdsourcing funds, and it has already pushed past its $45,000 goal with 5 days to go in the campaign.

The open source arkOS platform, simply put, is designed to let you easily host your own websites, email, web-based apps, and personal cloud. There’s a GUI interface called Genesis that should make setting up, configuring, and managing everything fairly simple, so you don’t have to be familiar with command lines to use it.

Raspberry Pi Model B
Raspberry Pi Model B

It sounds a bit like the WD My Cloud personal cloud server in that both offer a personal cloud, although arkOS offers more functionality, is open source, and for the time being runs primarily on a Raspberry Pi mini PC.

Stretch goals for arkOS’s campaign include hosting an arkOS hackathon, extending the general development period for additional services, and R&D for more functionality.