Hi everyone, Firstly thanks for any help, advice and suggestions offered in this thread. I did some brief forum searches but either I was to much of a noob and wasn't searching properly or I was simply just looking in the wrong area, but I couldn't find some good answers to my following questions. As a preface I will state I do not wish to disclose the name of the company I work for nor what it's business is. I also want to note that I am aware of the safety of other solutions such as Box for example. I want to stick with presenting first the task of hosting our own cloud first then compare it to these other solutions. The company I have just started working at is growing rapidly in terms of the tasks required by the IT department and in just general overall size as well. The IT manager is very hesitant towards online cloud storage due to the sensitivity of our data. But the company as whole wants a solution to DropBox but the IT manager want's it hosted locally in our own building, where we have full control over it. We have staff that are at locations all over Australia, and head office staff that communicate with these other staff and their travelling area managers. These staff typically share files through the emailing of them and that is taking a toll on our exchange server storage. Also they do use dropbox and because IT department has never sanctioned it is therefore done a personal level and controlled by a person in headoffice who has the job of connecting shared folders etc but it is never any sensitive data. I don't have lots of knowledge or in fact any experience in even setting up a self hosted cloud system which will need to support 200+ staff. The only self hosted cloud experience I have is on my home Synology DS412+ NAS. I showed my boss how great the app is and how easily I can sync files on my phone and from my laptop and computer all like dropbox does it. He was very happy with this ofcourse as generally our staff are not the most Tech savvy and anything more difficult than that would be a waste of time and money. I really like the ease of use DSM provides, and also how we can expand on some of the systems as our business grows. What I am concerned about is the general performance of say some of the rackstations. The performance looks good on paper, and really it will just be used for cloud activities throughout the day. The files are generally large quantities of images (around the 2-6mb file size), and other files relating to those images. So the free dropbox accounts fill up quickly and again, files need to be emailed if they are sensitive but hopefully this would change with us hosting the cloud service. Again the ease of use is the major factor for all of our staff as they use laptops, desktops, mobile devices such as but not limited to - iphones, android phones, ipads. The DSM apps provided are great and give us some great easy to use tools for staff members. My primary concern is hardware performance in this kind of work environment. Would Rackstations be able to provide this, also in terms of broadband capacity that is not an issue at our site as we have a high throughput fibre connection already in place which I believe is currently at 30/30 but can go up. Thanks, Daniel.