[CentOS] Cloud on CentOS Server
jhughes at hughesjr.com
Thu Mar 8 21:23:44 UTC 2012
On 03/08/2012 01:29 PM, John Hinton wrote:
> On 3/7/2012 1:20 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
>> On 03/07/12 10:06 AM, John Hinton wrote:
>>> I'm looking into adding a cloud to one of my servers.
>> what does "a cloud" mean in this context ?
>> to me, a cloud is a set of homogenous servers running distributed
>> applications. classic cloud is google. the term has been degraded
>> to also refer to a stack of servers running a virtualization platform
>> such that the individual VMs don't care what hardware they are assigned
>> to, classic example of a VM cloud is Amazon AWS.
>> I don't understand how ANYTHING you do on a single server could be
>> called 'cloudy'.
> Perhaps the definition of cloud has gone lower and should be called
> "fog" now?
> It seems however that the definition is an online infrastructure which may:
> provide applications
> provide file storage
> among a number of other things
> and that these services are all available to 'users' on the cloud via:
> As for how many servers? Well that is a matter of how many users you
> have, loads, storage capacity and just about anything else a single or
> bank of servers might do.
> At the moment, our business has 4 people in four different locations and
> we want to better share our work. Seems like file shares are one aspect,
> but perhaps some applications, certainly collaboration and I really
> don't like putting stuff on Google. I see at least one of these allows
> you to run OpenOffice through the browser. I haven't really done a lot
> of research into this yet and really all I wanted was some ideas for a
> simple open source cloud software that was preferably friendly to CentOS.
> Also, this would be a good exercise in learning a bit more of what is
> out there that our clients might wish to use. No, I'm not building a
> system where anyone in the world can sign up, nor for a fortune 500
> company, nor even one much smaller. Just for us at the moment, and
> perhaps do a bit of sharing to our clients from time to time.
> I have so far found eyeOS and am also looking at ownCloud. Thanks Devin
> for that link.
I am going to point you to something non-free and very windows based,
but it does almost exactly what you want (at least in theory). It is
called Go-Global Cloud. There are workgroups workspaces ... windows,
linux, and phone clients ... and it can use LDAP authentication as well
as active directory.
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