[SATLUG] Using Virtual Servers and Big Cloud Storage
nathantempleton at live.com
Thu Dec 31 01:43:14 CST 2015
Which tracks well with what OpenStack and Ownclouds offerings are from
what I understand.
While you can deploy Openstack in many SoHo and SMB environments, it
was never meant to be used as a home "cloud" solution. While OwnCloud
has tried to take a closer "turn-key" response to those customers. Both
have their faults, none are perfect in anyway, but I still think they
are better in all respects to AWS are Azure atm for "cloud-home
integration solutions. We could split hairs with ubuntu's current cloud
offering, and indeed it does pretty well on for a home-based solution,
but again is far from perfect and still requires a learning curve that
is not user friendly.
On 12/31/2015 01:13 AM, Brad Knowles wrote:
> On Dec 30, 2015, at 10:53 PM, John Champion <satlugacct at jchampion.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> I’m familiar with OpenStack. My first real task at MomentumSI was to build the Grizzly cluster for use on all development projects related to OpenStack. I found so many problems with the documentation at that time that I signed the ICLA, and I got my company to sign the CCLA, so that I could contribute my changes back.
> But although I use OpenStack in the cloud consulting work I do, and I’m happy to play with it all day, it’s not what I want to use for home computing purposes. For home use, I want something simpler that my wife can understand and use, and I can tell her how to fix things over the telephone.
> OpenStack fails that test, and for that matter so does OwnCloud. But OwnCloud does come a lot closer than OpenStack.
> Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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