Using space to serve images

August 28, 2018 2.5k views
Ubuntu 16.04 Object Storage

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.


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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