I watched the demo App here and a question arose:
it says: "Only when a file is actually opened are it’s corresponding chunks retrieved from the network."
So basically, the file is not saved on your hard drive, correct ?
Does that mean that I need to download it every time I access it?
This might be a problem for mobile devices where speed still is low sometimes and bandwidth costs are high ?
It further says:
“This already gives us some advantages over traditional cloud storage as we use the user’s bandwidth more efficiently in not downloading files that the user might not even access this session.”
Dropbox also only downloads the folder structure and file meta data. Only when you click it, the actual file is being downloaded. But it remains accessible even if I am offline.
I somewhere read that data is meant to be stored on the network permanently.
Now say, I create a PowerPoint Presentation, and save it multiple times. Is it a new version created each time, or how does the network handle this case ? I have collaborative work environment in mind where multiple users need to see each others changes immediately, so these changes have to be broadcasted through the network in one way or another. There is a topic about it, but didn’t find the answer quickly.