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1997
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File Server Scaling with Network-Attached Secure Disks

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File Server Scaling with Network-Attached Secure Disks
By providing direct data transfer between storage and client, network-attached storage devices have the potential to improve scalability for existing distributed file systems (by removing the server as a bottleneck) and bandwidth for new parallel and distributed file systems (through network striping and more efficient data paths). Together, these advantages influence a large enough fraction of the storage market to make commodity network-attached storage feasible. Realizing the technology’s full potential requires careful consideration across a wide range of file system, networking and security issues. This paper contrasts two network-attached storage architectures—(1) Networked SCSI disks (NetSCSI) are networkattached storage devices with minimal changes from the familiar SCSI interface, while (2) Network-Attached Secure Disks (NASD) are drives that support independent client access to drive object services. To estimate the potential performance benefits of these architect...
Garth A. Gibson, David Nagle, Khalil Amiri, Fay W.
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Type Conference
Year 1997
Where SIGMETRICS
Authors Garth A. Gibson, David Nagle, Khalil Amiri, Fay W. Chang, Eugene M. Feinberg, Howard Gobioff, Chen Lee, Berend Ozceri, Erik Riedel, David Rochberg, Jim Zelenka
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