[ale] Best Self-Hosted Cloud Solutions

Jason Jones jj at coloblox.com
Fri Jul 10 14:16:33 EDT 2015

We use Seafile at our data center and love it, some of our customers run 
it also. All major OSes supported (even Raspberry Pi) with Android and 
iOS apps as well. We have one firewalled off on a dedicated server for 
all the important stuff and a public server on a VM that we use to 
generate upload/download links to share files with customers.

Can't really comment on difficulty of hosting since that's what we do. I 
can say a recent change in Seafile now syncs everything over HTTPS so 
you'll have less ports to forward on NAT if you're not using VPN.

Jason Jones
Coloblox Data Centers
678.255.2600 Ext. 210

On Jul 10, 2015 9:14 AM, "Vernard Martin"<vernard at gmail.com> wrote:

> As of late, I've been adding up the list of all of my cloud storage
> solutions and its getting out of hand:
> Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, Box... and a few other minor ones that I
> don't really use that much.
> In any event, I'm thinking its time to host my own services so that I can
> have a bit more control and tailor the services to exactly what I 
> need. I'm
> currently using Comcast residential service with  their Arista cable 
> modem
> for 50Mb down/10Mb up and 300GB of data a month.
> What software and what techical issues do you run into when using Comcast
> networking
> I've heard of owncloud and fiddled with it a year or so ago. It was
> moderately nice but not a full replacement
> I've heard of Paperwork to replace Evernote but its not very polished 
> yet.
> I've heard some folks use WebDAV to do all of it and just push raw data
> around.
> I've briefly used OpenFiler and FreeNas for home nas duties but they 
> appear
> to have plugins to handle cloud stuff too.
> What solutions do YOU use and how much difficulty have you had hosting 
> it?
> I figured that the ALE group probably has already done this a few 
> times in
> the past and this was the best place to look.
> Vernard

Jason Jones
Coloblox Data Centers
678.255.2600 Ext. 210

More information about the Ale mailing list