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."