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Beware of your Internet bandwidth requirements. One of the things
we've found amongst our client is the terms "LAN" and "WAN" now become
the same, especially for a high-load process like a file server.
Requirements for speed and latency on the WAN connection are now the
same as the LAN was.

If you are working through a small Internet feed or a saturated one, I
wouldn't recommend "clouding" a file server (heh). Even if you had an
extra 10-20Mbps on an Internet pipe I'd be cautious about
expectations. Try plugging your current file server into a 10Mbps
switch port and work from there.

If it was a high CPU/mem, low bandwidth function the cloud makes a lot
more sense.

Cheers,
-Dave


On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 8:49 AM, William Hatch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Its time to replace our old file server.  Before I spend the money that
> could be used elsewhere, I am wondering if anyone is using google or dropbox
> or some sort of online storage, rather than having a local file server.
> Experiences?  Thanks.
>
> --
> Will Hatch
> Educational Technology Specialist
> Vergennes Union Elementary School
>

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