Ticket #1184 (new enhancement)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

Support Wuala as CKAN storage option

Reported by: timmcnamara Owned by:
Priority: awaiting triage Milestone: ckan-backlog
Component: ckan Keywords:
Cc: Repository: ckan
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Most of CKANs storage options are tied to the USA. This brings concerns of data security for some organisations who may wish to adopt the system. Wuala is a distributed file system that stores data in a peer-to-peer manner. The company behind it, LaCie? sells storage for a fee. However, they also enable clients to have 'free' storage space when machines act as a storage node.

In order to be a storage node, a machine needs to be online for more than 14% of the time - roughly 4h per day. Most CKAN servers are likely to have a far greater uptime than this.

Supporting Wuala would go some way to enabling CKAN to be used in a secure manner. That is, CKAN could be promoted for organisational use where there is lots of data to be stored and large geographic distances to be managed. There is a Python client available and a fairly long Google Tech Talk that overviews the system.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 23 months ago by seanh

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