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What are the most effective ways to minimize latency issues in geographically distributed collections?

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What mechanisms are people and organizations using to minimize latencies and costs (bandwidth, storage, and access) for geographically distributed collections? whether in the clound or managed through private agreements, what are people doing to manage these challenges? 
 
asked Aug 21, 2014 by mgallinger (880 points)

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Latency issues can only be addressed by either improving the connections in between locations or using local caches.

Personally I have found that minio is a good tool if remote data is hosted in object storage. Minio can act as a local object storage proxy that keeps frequently requested data locally available. The tools talking to minio don't get to know if the requested data was locally cached or fetched from remote, but if the cache hits of course it can deliver significantly faster. It can be set up to use a maximum amount of disk space etc.
answered Nov 4 by despens (930 points)
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