I've been lurking these forums the past few days regarding deploying a NAS (I've got my eye on a Synology) as the Revit host. I've read accounts of people doing this, but the "how" still escapes me. And perhaps it is just a matter of understanding the language and using the correct words .
Some background, we are a group of 2 designers and 2 engineers that are hopefully migrating to Revit very soon, inspired in large part due to the collaboration that Revit provides via a central model server. I've also been tasked with building our office's IT infrastructure (currently we operate entirely with google apps) and Synology seems to have a lot of awesome features and seem well reviewed. The idea is to have an on-premise solution to secure, fast and efficient "Revit'ing" and accomplish backup, storage, filesharing ... etc with a cloud service (google, azure?).
So, how are people installing Revit software on a file server like a Synology NAS that has its own OS? And that would require a separate license for a machine that is essentially just serving files? As I understand, a Revit license comes with a whole suite of tools. And if you are rsyncing two NASs, how is the Revit installation handled?
Let me know if I need to be more clear. And I appreciate any and all input!