Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Cloud File Server

Posted on 2014-01-11
4
Medium Priority
?
517 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-29
Hi..
I am in designing phase of a private cloud data-center.  I have solutions for all user accessible resources, but not for file server. We cannot extend file server access with the traditional way of CIFS or NFS. We have to extend my storage to users with HTTPS transport and users should be able to access and manage files with a client plug-in, that  work with Windows explorer. ( Almost same like Skydrive/dropbox) . I think you got my idea.  Here we have to meet the below challenges. Any idea about a solution to meet these
1. Since the transactions, happens through HTTPS, file access may be slow. Can we do something to increase the speed? - A Web Accelerator?
2. All Web packets should  be examined for malicious traffic and virus
3. If a file virus present in user uploaded files, It should not affect by base operating system/Database and other user files- May be I can user linux as base OS/ Store files in SOL database etc


- Peter
0
Comment
Question by:anishpeter
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 24

Assisted Solution

by:Dirk Kotte
Dirk Kotte earned 1000 total points
ID: 39775162
take a look to citrix netscaler-gateway.
you can publish a cifs share with https.
access is secure an you can reuse your current antivirus and filesystem infrastructure.
Netscaler is a great solution for WEB acceleration also.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:anishpeter
ID: 39778642
Yeah. Good Option. But Can we meet this - users should be able to access and manage files with a client plug-in, that  work with Windows explorer. ( Almost same like Skydrive/dropbox)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:anishpeter
ID: 39778663
Also, I already have Netscaler platinum edition. But no Secure Gateway License. Will it work
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
Dirk Kotte earned 1000 total points
ID: 39778696
no, unfortunately there is no sync mode.
With Dropbox/Skydrive you are able to sync the files - change them offline - and sync the files back.
Netscaler present the Filesystem as link at a webpage (like sharepoint).
If you need offline-sync like dropbox take a look to citrix sharefile (private cloud ... storage zones) http://www.citrix.de/products/sharefile/features/storagezones.html

Licensing... sorry NetScaler Licensing is a nightmare. I can't help you. There are no conclusive feature matrix which license enables which function.
But Platinum licenses should allow the most possible features.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy

Maybe you’ve fully adopted the cloud since the beginning. Or maybe you started with on-prem resources but are pursuing a “cloud and mobile first” strategy. Getting to that end state has its challenges. Discover how to build out a 100% cloud and mobile IT strategy in this webinar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Rules and regulations were devised in order to maintain the integrity of a system. However, interpretation of rules can be quite tricky.
Experts Exchange expands question security options for members.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

885 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question