OneDrive cache server in local network
We use OneDrive for Business to work with documents like Word and Excel files. But there are also very large files, e.g. bitmap images with todays resolutions or Adobe InDesign files. Those files sum up to several TB in our case.
Thus, the user experience for users working with this kind of files on a regular basis is poor, because there are only two options for us:
a) We provide users with more local storage on their hard drives
- Benefits: instant access to files
- Disadvantages: contradicts cloud idea, does not scale, expensive
b) Download files on access from the internet (= the OneDrive default behavior)
- Disadvantage: high latency (it takes 16 seconds to download a 200 MB file with a 100 Mbit/s downstream)
Proposed solution: Provide a cache server in the local network. This would greatly reduce latency (e.g. download of a 200 MB file in a gigabit network takes only 1,6 seconds). A proxy-like functionality for read-only access would be sufficent; write (update) operations can be directly uploaded into the cloud.
What do you think? Are there other alternatives?