Accession Number : ADA333522

Title :   Filesystems for Network-Attached Secure Disks,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Gibson, Garth A. ; Nagle, David F. ; Amiri, Khalil ; Chang, Fay W. ; Gobioff, Howard

PDF Url : ADA333522

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Network-attached storage enables network-striped data transfers directly between client and storage to provide clients with scalable bandwidth on large transfers. Network-attached storage also decouples policy and enforcement of access control, avoiding unnecessary reverification of protection checks, reducing file manager work and increasing scalability. It eliminates the expense of a server computer devoted to copying data between peripheral network and client network. This architecture better matches storage technology's sustained data rates, now 80 Mb/s and growing at 40% per year. Finally, it enables self-managing storage to counter the increasing cost of data management. The availability of cost-effective network-attached storage depends on it becoming a storage commodity, which in turn depends on its utility to a broad segment of the storage market. Specifically, multiple distributed and parallel file systems must benefit from network-attached storage's requirement for secure, direct access between client and storage, for reusable, asynchronous access protection checks, and for increased license to efficiently manage underlying storage media.

Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT, *ASYNCHRONOUS SYSTEMS, *NETWORKS, CONTROL, PARALLEL PROCESSING, COSTS, SCALING FACTOR, PROTECTION, ACCESS, DATA RATE, STORAGE, BANDWIDTH, COMMODITIES, REPRODUCTION(COPYING).

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE