[SATLUG] Using Virtual Servers and Big Cloud Storage

John Champion satlugacct at jchampion.com
Wed Dec 30 22:53:41 CST 2015

I teach Cloud computing at UIW. You can download Ubuntu Metal Server
and there are instructions there for building your own OpenStack
cluster. You can then add your own storage.That is one option.

Another option is to find an already made version and go from
there.OwnCloud is a good product because it just works. Here is a list
of 7 Open Source solutions however I must add from a security
perspective...if you are hosting this on your home/own network then
remember...if you can get in then someone else can also get in. Once
you punch a hole in the firewall...it may not be an obvious one but
others can find it and exploit it.

Just saying...

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 4:58 PM, Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org> wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2015, at 1:38 PM, Shannon Kuchler <shannon at inflecto.org> wrote:
>> But I personal run owncloud as my cloud server. Owncloud stores files photos and contact information to name a few of it's option. Owncloud can be accesses via Web or mobile app
> I wouldn’t mind using something like that privately inside the house, but I would not be willing to open that up (and my house) to the outside world.
> If I’m serving clients that are outside the walls of my house, I want that to come from a central server sitting somewhere that I trust (reasonably), and where I own the full administration rights to that system.  Sure, it might be a VM hosted somewhere, but I own (or at least rent) the whole VM.  I don’t want to be forced through a dumbed-down webmin or cPanel type interface.  It might be nice to have something like webmin or cPanel as an optional extra, but I wouldn’t want that to be my only choice.
> That central system would be something I could push content to, from machines in my house.  But I wouldn’t want any direct connection the other way.
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