[plug] When the mind is willing but suppliers are reluctant ...
Chris Hoy Poy
chris at hoypoy.id.au
Tue Mar 8 11:12:21 UTC 2016
AFS if you are game, you can ramp up the local cache to be a few hundred
gigs, and if you are game turn on asynchronous writes to home dirs, it
will behave pretty well but get ugly fast if you have shared images (I
wouldnt do that!). If it's just the one user accessing and using, it will
be pretty usable. See how good the disconnected volumes support is, and
test, test test for your use cases!
On 8 Mar 2016 10:46 am, "Onno Benschop" <onno at itmaze.com.au> wrote:
> I'm looking for ideas.
> Client would like to have a file-store that is accessible via the Internet
> for mobile users. They'll be storing both little (Office) and big (VMware
> images) files. Their users have 20 MBit LAN access in the office and 3G/4G
> on the road.
> Likely usage patterns:
> - Create VMware image in the office, store on the file-store, download
> by several engineers before going out into the field.
> - Store corporate templates and customer config files in the
> file-store, have local cached copy on their laptops. Synchronise on return.
> - General office use, mail-merge, office, etc.
> - Revision control
> - Offline cache
> - Synchronisation
> Client has 12 employees today, expected to grow to 100 in 3-4 years.
> They currently have a shared (with another company) Windows server that is
> not working for them. VPN access is not great, server control non-existent.
> Ideas I'm playing with, but not liking:
> - AWS EFS, not available yet, no versioning, has NTFSv4, unlimited
> size, great price, ETA is not available.
> - storagemadeeasy.com - support is clearly not their strong point -
> still attempting to get answers after a week of trying with 19 emails
> exchanged. Looks great on paper, versioning, across multiple providers,
> different sizes, etc.
> - s3fs - fuse based mount of AWS S3, has versioning, has lots of nice
> things about it, but no-one has made this into an actual product that I was
> able to find. Could make this work, build an AWS cluster, share it via CIFS
> or NTFSv4 and do it myself. Not a fan.
> Hit me ... please.
> Onno Benschop
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