Scale-out NAS with NFS Referrals and pNFS

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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This talk describes the referral features added to the NFS standard and how to take advantage of the features for scaling out NAS deployments. This feature will be compared with Microsoft's referral-based system, DFS. The talk will also cover pNFS, providing parallel data access for NFS clusters.

Learning Objectives

What is pNFS and how to contribute to ongoing development
Benefits of pNFS for scaling NAS performance
What is NFS referrals and how it compares to DFS
Benefits of NFS referrals