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