Our ultimate requirement is to
be able to replicate/sync portions of the SDN filesystem to a desktop. Essentially, to be able to cache a Nirvanix folder on the desktop with Bi-directional sync. We are trying to figure out how we are going to piece this together. Maybe you have some ideas?
Question: Is the CloudNAS code something that would be suitable for
running on individual client machines?
Setting up our own server and using CloudNAS is certainly one way to go, and will probably be, by default, what we have to do. However, the things that concern me about using CloudNAS this way are:
1) I'm going to be paying for double bandwidth. By comparison, Amazon WS does not charge for bandwidth between its EC2 and S3 nodes.
2) I'm concerned about the 4 minute delay in seeing new/changed files via CloudNAS. Its hard to anticipate the issues this will create, but it will certainly cause some users confusion.
3) I'm still a little unclear on how many applications or child-accounts can reasonably be mounted on a *nix box, and how we will manage this.