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NFS

NFS

(Network File System) The file sharing protocol in a Unix network. This de facto Unix standard, which is widely known as a "distributed file system," was developed by Sun. The name is somewhat misleading because NFS is not a disk file system that reads and writes the disk sectors, but enables the operating system to view files on computers in the network as if they were local. See file sharing protocol, file system and WebNFS.
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ON THE MOVE Neil Jones and Graham Dunne of NFS at the new warehouse at Newburn Riverside
Because NFS systems are designed specifically for file-centric environments, they can be useful for file-level snapshot-and-restore capabilities.
Performance Enhancements -- Thoroughly tested on some of the largest Windows NT/UNIX networks available, NFS Gateway is now faster than ever.
A protocol translator at each site is required to convert NFS or CIFS operations for WAN transport, and back again, at the remote site.
Currently, TOE-enabled Gigabit Ethernet cards can reduce host CPU utilization to less than 10% for iSCSI traffic and accelerate NFS and CIFS transactions.
For example, a manufacturer may use CIFS for office documents and NFS for engineering diagrams.
Those statements are made based on various underlying assumptions and are subject to numerous uncertainties and risks, including, without limitation, difficulties in integrating NFS with B&W's operations and changes in management's plans regarding the operation of NFS.
For example, they would be required to change the path name of the mounted NFS storage.
NFS will operate as a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of B&W.
NFS shareholders voted to approve the transaction on Wednesday, December 31, 2008.
Nationwide currently owns all of the outstanding NFS Class B common stock, which represents 66.
Best's methodology for rating members of insurance groups, these rating actions reflect the diminished strategic role of these two entities, with minimal amounts of new business expected as NFS has targeted sales primarily through Nationwide Life and Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company (Columbus, OH).