distributed file system


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distributed file system

Software that keeps track of files stored across multiple servers or networks. When data are requested, a distributed file system (DFS) converts the file names into the physical location of the files so they can be accessed. See Dfs.
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By combining Apache Hadoop with Fujitsu's proprietary distributed file system, which has a strong track record in mission-critical enterprise systems, the new solution allows for improved data integrity, while at the same time obviates the need for transferring data to Hadoop processing servers, thereby enabling substantial improvements in processing performance.
Open Distributed File System Architecture - supports multiple files systems, including Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Appistry Cloud IQ, with additional support coming soon.
Isilon's award-winning family of Isilon IQ products consists of high-performance clustered storage systems that combine an intelligent distributed file system with modular industry-standard hardware to deliver unmatched simplicity and scalability.
This translates into significant time and cost savings for organizations with large, distributed file systems.
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
The Isilon IQ Accelerator, coupled with Isilon's OneFS(TM) distributed file system, ushers in next-generation Dynamic Performance Acceleration (DPA) software which automatically turbo-charges data storage performance on the fly in 15 seconds, with no manual provisioning or system downtime.
Note that simply using a distributed file system does not equal virtualization--for example, NAS appliances and clusters often use such file systems to allow different applications or operating systems to access the same files.
In addition to integrating wide area file services (WAFS) and WAN optimization technologies that accelerate application performance and provide bandwidth-enhancing compression to help customers avoid expensive network upgrades, these appliances utilize a unique distributed file system that features lock manager, journaling and recovery techniques.
Isilon Combines Its OneFS Distributed File System Software With Hitachi's State-of-the-Art 500 Gigabyte Drives to Push Innovation Frontier in Clustered Storage and Deliver Industry's Largest Single File System
The new-generation NAS architecture is based on a distributed file system that incorporates many virtual features into the base system architecture to provide a complete solution to the scaling, performance, and management problems that have plagued the NAS industry.
While GlobalSCAPE continues to provide excellent secure file management software solutions to our customers, Availl brings to our product line the most advanced acceleration and true mirrored/coherent multi-directional Distributed File System available on the market today," commented Randy Poole, President and CEO.
Single File System -- OneFS(TM) is Isilon's patent-pending distributed file system that provides the intelligence behind Isilon IQ.

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