Hi Janos, Thank you as always for your quick and in-depth response. I certainly understand the delicate balance between FOSS and enterprise paywalls and feature-sets, and I thank you for even having an open source option to begin with! I'm just planning a migration to a new server (for when my current OS is EOL) and wanted to move the hosting to one with better support that doesn't over-provision the hosts resources as I've seen on the current host, but HDD space isn't anywhere near as inexpensive as it is at the current company. I was just thinking I could have the best of both worlds with S3 storage integrated. Many of the FOSS/enterprise paywalls in other projects are based on LDAP integration, multi-tenancy, pre-packages binaries, support levels, etc. that many business need, whereas object storage vs block storage felt like more of a separate paywall in terms of cloud providers, so I just figured I'd ask if it was coming to the FOSS version. Also, I like to be able to modify the code if a customization can be made, which I assume would not be the case with enterprise, correct?
Also, if I try the enterprise on the new host, is there a path to downgrade to the FOSS version? Or would starting back from scratch be the only option? Thank you as always again. On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 7:16 AM <s...@acts.hu> wrote: > > Hello Ryan, > > On 2020-04-05 10:55, Ryan Blenis wrote: > > > > I see the enterprise version you offer it says one of the features > > piler has is S3 object storage, which looks like it was originally > > requested on the mailing list in 2018: > > https://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg01335.html > > > > Does this mean that it is fully implemented now? And if so, will we > > yes, it's fully implemented by now. > > > > ever see this in the open source version? Given the lower prices on S3 > > compatible storage versus block storage and the unchanging nature of > > the files, this would be great to have as an option that can reduce > > hosting costs from what is now being used for [comparatively] > > expensive block storage. > > > well, I've been thinking about it for a while, and still not decided, > it's a difficult business decision, so let me share my current position > on the matter. > > TL;DR: not in the near future. > > I'm really proud that the open source edition has gained a pretty nice > traction, and I decided to somehow monetize its popularity. > > So I've forked piler and built an enterprise edition along with some > commercial > services. To make the enterprise edition successful, I must offer some > features > that are worth to pay for that is not available for free in the open > source edition. > > I believe that the S3 storage support you asked for is such an > attractive feature, > so I'll keep it for the enterprise edition only, not sure how long. > > However, I'm well aware of that the S3 costs are significantly lower > than block > storage costs at cloud hosting companies. I encourage you to try the > enterprise > edition, and see if it works for you. If so, and you like it, then > perhaps we > could figure out something viable to make the transition from open > source to > enterprise. I'd like to emphasize that I don't want to force you in this > direction, > and it's totally ok to decline. > > Let me know what you (and other piler users as well) think about the > matter. > > Janos >