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global namespace

A naming system that is used in a large environment. It could, but does not necessarily mean worldwide; for example, a naming convention used in one system or in one company that is expanded for use in multiple systems or multiple companies could then be called a global namespace. See namespace.
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Users of the Storage Software Appliance can aggregate CPU, memory, and capacity into a single global namespace, scale out capacity and performance linearly on-demand, and benefit from drastically improved storage economics via the use of commodity hardware.
Now, on the horizon, are a number of clustered storage systems capable of supporting multiple petabytes of capacity and tens of gigabytes per second aggregate throughput--all in a single global namespace with dynamic load balancing and data redistribution.
Isilon's single expandable global namespace allows management of one terabyte as easily as a thousand terabytes and creates business value by reducing expenses and maximizing the profit potential of their digital content and reference data.
The Gluster Virtual Storage Appliances are fully-functional Gluster storage servers that pool storage resources under a global namespace, delivering high availability, linearly scalable performance and capacity, as well as elastic volume management, which enables data growth and migration to be easily managed with no downtime.
It employs the powerful ZFS file system, Global Namespace support, and easily-upgradable modular hardware.
Instead of accessing file storage resources through inflexible device-centric mount points or drive mappings, clients simply access file storage resources through the unified Global Namespace presented by the switch.
Administrators can easily add new storage to the global namespace from a single point of management in fewer than 10 minutes without disrupting workflows.
Gluster delivers fully functional, fully POSIX-compliant storage solutions that pool storage resources under a global namespace, delivering high availability, linearly scalable performance and capacity, as well as elastic volume management, which enables data growth and migration to be easily managed with no downtime.
File virtualization also must recognize stub files and offer global namespace functionality at the granular file level.
Global namespace presentation and management is too complex
One of the things customers have been lusting after is a global namespace file system," Barrera said.

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