Using space to serve images

August 28, 2018 2.5k views
Ubuntu 16.04 Object Storage

Hi,
I’m planning to launch a new site and my idea is to use a load balancer and different servers.
My “problem” is to understand if Space could be the best choice to store all the image so each application server can access it and I do not need to replace it on each application instance.

What do you think? Is something good or should I evaluate other solutions?

1 comment
  • You would need something like a CDN in front of spaces as well as there are request limits. It should work for a small'ish project just not for something popular.

2 Answers

Hey friend!

Functionally, for the problem you are looking to overcome, Spaces seems like a very logical choice. This is an area where object storage does tend to shine.

Now @X40C did bring up a good point in that a CDN in front of it is a desirable thing if the data is popular and rapidly accessed by very large numbers of clients at once.

Jarland

Thank you both.
The site will have many images per page so I think that the CDN will be a must have in this case.

My only fear is the space, don’t think to use all the 250gb but in the future probably it will.

Should I continue on this road or evaluate something like attached volume?
Maybe on the DB server so it will be shared among the balanced servers?

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