[hcs-d] Webmail

Jason Gao jasongao.root at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 17:10:44 EDT 2008

Ah, I see your argument. I was looking at it from just the storage and
retrieval angle, since the original argument that I was responding to
is that Harvard could not provide 5GB of storage per user (Bruno's
email). Maintenance and development would certainly be an issue, but
isn't that what the FAS-IT people are for? (Well, maybe not
development, but that portion could be outsourced, without significant
risk or issue if an internal code review were done after delivery).


On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Ivan Krstić
<krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> On Oct 30, 2008, at 3:59 PM, Jason Gao wrote:
>> Ivan, you're right that indexing would have to be stored locally, but
>> what's wrong with storing an index separate from the content?
> It's not a technical problem, it's an ownership and maintenance problem. The
> appeal of S3 is not needing to set up and manage your own infrastructure.
> But if you have to run a local system to deal with indexing and searches,
> then you're... setting up and managing your own infrastructure.
> --
> Ivan Krstić <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> | http://radian.org

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