@greavette, your review is a good case study of how to use Pydio within a production scenario.
The reason for my interest in Pydio is that the developers for this product includes a bridge connector / wrapper for Joomla, I am interested in giving users access to a NAS either via Webdavs or through a captive portal style interface (would like to integrate accessibility within a CMS).
My main interest is to be able to have a single login method to access a CMS, calender and contacts / addressbook (including the usage of caldav / carddav, ie. some sort of cross-platform groupware functionality), as well as having access to various file storage (ie. able to upload / download files and have them accessible to certain groups / users). I have looked and have yet to find any bridges for Joomla - Owncloud / Nextcloud.
The reason for wanting to use Joomla is that I would like to expand this framework and use further modules (ie incorporate a helpdesk ticketing system, a Moodle bridge and possible an e-commerce system).
I would also like to use webdav to access a NAS (as opposed to using existing Samba shares). Also eventually I would like to be able to allow users to have access to a cloud based word processor / office suite (ie. Libreoffice via Collabora Cloudsuite) as well as providing access to both XMPP and WebRTC services via a unified interface.
I have had a play with Open-Xchange (which includes a collaborative office suite module) and kopano (which include collaborative office suite and WebRTC functionality) whilst using Univention Corporate Server (a very nice server appliance, not too dissimilar to the functionality found in Nethserver).
I also have considered using something like PH Cloud (an extension that could act as a bridge between Joomla and Nextcloud -- https://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension/contacts-and-feedback/email/ph-cloud )
I would love to hear about any thoughts that anybody may have about the above ideas.
Also @greavette, thanks for introduction me to DietPi, I am thinking about using something like this with a Banana R1 (a multi ethernet / RJ 45 and wifi accessible single board / low powered computer). I am guessing that Diet Pi uses IPTables as it's firewall, does this OS include an admin front-end / GUI for the firewall? (and if not, could it be possible to incorporate something like Webmin into this OS?)
I am also considering adding a GPIO based GSM / 3G board to the Banana, so that I can use the device as a sort of portable MiFi router (I would also like to be able to send strings via SMS to be able to execute certain commands -- ie. send text messages from known phone numbers that could result in stopping / starting services or to reboot the device etc.)
I am also wondering if DietPi has a GUI where it would be possible to add the device to existing BSSs or to be able to create new WiFi access points.