Can I be a cloud?
Posted on 2011-10-26
ok, I know, I know...you're gonna say I'm on crack, but go with me...
we found a cloud provider we like. they have good software. it's a good price per gig. we like it.
my boss asks me, what if we bought a server, stored it somewhere, then got some software and became our own cloud!
I said no.
he said "get me a price"
so, let's pretend I'm gonna go out and buy a couple of servers with 50 gazillion processors and more RAM than God and I'm gonna co-locate them in two spots across the country.
Now I need some software that supports cloud storage.
What software do I use?
Is there any good cloud sfotware out there that an MSP can buy and use to backup customer data to our own cloud?
Forget the hardware and all the ramifications...just tell me if you know of any good cloud-aware software i can buy that will work.