By using that latent computing power to provide intelligence to the drives themselves, the OSD model separates the file system
storage component from the host computer's operating system by moving it onto the storage device (see Figure 2).
NAS virtualization switches alleviate these bottlenecks by distributing application loads across multiple file systems
or across multiple physical NAS devices.
With no kernel or application modifications needed on accessing clients, administrators leverage tried and true Linux utilities to create and manage the RapidScale file system
What are the upper bounds of system size and file system
eIUs Longbow InfiniBand range extension technology exposes this high-performance, parallel file system
to other remote clusters on campus.
Additionally, some software-based data vendors have taken the step of designing a specialized file system
, coupled with RAID management, to provide data protection services.
The benefits of CAS are best realized in vertical areas where there are industry-specific business applications generating the bulk of the content, such as medical imaging, security camera footage, newspaper archives, voice and email messages and check image storage, for example, yet many existing applications require legacy file systems
using local disks, NAS or SAN," said Mark Goros, Caringo CEO.
Sanbolic's clustered file system
, which is closely integrated with Microsoft Windows Server technology, enhances the capability of these systems by providing flexible shared access to large shared SAN storage systems.
Additionally, the system posted record-breaking SPECsfs results indicative of the system's ability to support general networked file system
The File System
Archiving solution from Plasmon and ARKIVIO also helps optimize backup and disaster recovery times by deploying policies to automate the migration of data off primary storage, reducing costs and streamlining workflow processes.
NAS can still serve block data, but must route the connection through a file system
HERZLIYA, Israel & TORONTO -- Exanet, the leader in high-performance, clustered NAS software, and Asigra[TM], the technology specialists in agentless remote backup and recovery software, today announced that a joint solution featuring the companies' ExaStore[R] and Televaulting[TM] systems has successfully stored more than one billion files on a single distributed file system
- an industry first