Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Discuss] NAS: lots of bays vs. lots of boxes

On 07/05/2015 09:04 AM, Edward Ned Harvey (blu) wrote:
>> From: Discuss [ at] On
>> Behalf Of Tom Metro
>> I'm more interested in clever ways of using multiple, cheap, commodity
>> NAS boxes, Google-style. For example, for the same cost as that $600+
>> (diskless) DIY NAS I linked to, I can get 4 of the QNAP 2-bay boxes and
>> maybe combine them with something like MooseFS. You get redundancy
>> where
>> some number of the boxes can go down, and it still keeps working, and
>> you can expand capacity by adding more boxes (if drive density increases
>> don't keep pace).
> I think the leaders in this space are glusterfs, and ceph. But I'm sure each one has their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Among them is compatibility -

I don't think you're going to get anything like this to work with windows or mac clients,

You can connect to MooseFS via samba. There is a production installation with hundreds of windows boxes
connecting to MooseFS via smb.

  or have an android or ios app.

No android or IOS app, yet.

-- F. Ozbek

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /