[talk] S3 Work-a-likes

Thomas Levine _ at thomaslevine.com
Thu Nov 3 11:27:28 EDT 2016

Pete Wright writes:
> They are very eager to have more FreeBSD involvement, and ZFS is a 
> really good fit for Minio as well.  I would classify it as a system 
> capable of supporting small'ish S3 environments and i don't think it has 
> support yet for distributed backing datastores.  If you were building a 
> huge S3-like system you'd probably want it backed by a clustered 
> filesystem so you can scale out storage and IOPS between many nodes in 
> your cluster.

This reminds me of something I have wondered: Why would someone use
something like S3 for anything less than huge distributed data stores?
That is, where does stuff like S3 work better than ordinary filesystems
with standard transport protocols?

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