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pNFS and the Future of File Systems

Dec 26, 2008, 00:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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""No one technology can solve all enterprise problems, but by leveraging them together we can solve a lot of them," said Bojanic. "Lustre and pNFS won't replace all these other file systems and protocols, but will enable horizontal scalability to deliver super-scale file systems."

"That explains why Sun is working on improvements to Lustre.

""Work is underway to deliver Lustre running on top of ZFS on both Linux and Solaris. This will offer vertical scalability and data integrity protection at the individual server level," said Bojanic. "Lustre, in turn, will be leveraged by future Open Storage products from Sun, providing horizontal scalability to a variety of client protocols, including pNFS and Windows/CIFS."

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