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Small start-up in Sonoma.
Home Performance contracting business. Energy Efficiency experts.
We take hundreds of photos of the homes we evaluate (3-5mb ea.) Later we select some to include to report for home owner.
Question: I would love to have a cloud based solution vs. our own server.
Concern is slow upload / download: I prefer to use full resolution images. Using DSL to access the I-net. (perhaps cable modem at best).
In the past we have filed photos on local server to avoid speed issues. Now need multiple people to have remote access.
Is there a cloud a solution for us?
What about a "local" cloud type solution in our office, for fast uploads and then the web for occasional downloads. (e.g. Iomega Cloud or ????? )
Interested to see what options exist.
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I'm betting that since you're a start-up you want to keep costs down, so before I went into a full-bore cloud solution like Rackspace, you might want to check out solutions like Dropbox (http://www.dropbox.com) or the Google Docs part of Google Apps.
Dropbox is an excellent tool and amazingly useful for both public and private sharing. It keeps a local copy on your computer or server and syncs a copy to the cloud in the background.
You will be hobbled somewhat no matter what you do by your internet speeds so a sync service that operates behind the scenes rather than a direct upload might suit you well. And Dropbox is cheap.
I use lunarpages.com
The host in LA and Vegas