[FoRK] Roll your own clowd storage....

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 11:35:50 PDT 2009


So what you do with this is install the server side on a stable server
out in the cloud, for example in an ISP account that lets you have
shell access?  Neat.

I could see it catching on among ISPs as a differentiator.

On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 7:03 PM, Stephen D. Williams<sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> Cool!  Very nice.  We need more serious private cloud tools.
>
> It would be interesting to know what the building blocks are.  Linux of
> course.  Samba.  Licensed the filesystem client from JungleDisk or someone?
>
> The literature talks about archiving, however it doesn't really refer to
> backup, which would be a natural similar capability.
>
> It would be useful to understand how a block-based (i.e. database, most
> kinds of email, etc.) application could make use of this.  Besides the
> obvious: just save logs, etc. and don't try to directly address the
> block-update storage.
>
> Also, HPC is mentioned.  Metrics about scalability would be good.
>
> And it is said that you can just add a new server and turn off an old one.
>  There should be some kind of dashboard / system monitor to give a view of
> replication status of objects.  This is needed to show when there is only a
> single copy of objects for one reason or another.  Some way is needed to
> know how to plan for what hardware needs to be added.
>
> Also, it is unclear whether the content router is needed to do distributed
> replication.  Can you just put servers at different sites with the free
> version?  Does the base software understand local vs. distributed?
>
> sdw
>
> Russell Turpin wrote:
>>
>> The desktop utility is free:
>>
>> http://www.caringo.com/downloadCloudFolder.html
>>
>> As is the clustered storage software, for up to 4Tb:
>>
>> http://www.caringo.com/download.html
>>
>> In case anyone is curious what I've been up to. ;-)
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