[CentOS] Cloud on CentOS Server

Thu Mar 8 19:55:52 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM, John Hinton <webmaster at ew3d.com> wrote:
> It seems however that the definition is an online infrastructure which may:
> provide applications
> provide file storage
> calendar
> contacts
> collaboration
> communication
> among a number of other things
> and that these services are all available to 'users' on the cloud via:
> servers
> desktops
> laptops
> tablets
> phones
> 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.

You can do traditional shared files over a VPN across sites.  You
might look at ClearOS as a starting point for that and an imap server
that everything should be able to access.  It is going to be hard to
beat google for online apps, though - or even a good webmail

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com