``Scalable Sharing of Wide Area Storage Resources''
James S. Plank.
Technical Report CS-02-475, University of Tennessee Department
of Computer Science, January, 2002.
Available via anonymous ftp to cs.utk.edu in
There are two approaches to synthesizing IP and storage technologies,
one (Logistical Networking) that changes the underlying model of
storage and another (Storage Networking) that doesn't. Whatever the
novelty value of the unorthodox paradigm might be, it currently
exists only as research papers, open source software, and a testbed
deployment. Given the fact that the Storage Networking approach to
IP/Storage integration seems to be rapidly becoming a technological
and industry juggernaut, it might, therefore, seem doubful that
the Logistical Networking approach could have any effect on the course
that such integration will take. On the other hand, the very drive
to augment or replace Storage Networking's interconnection
fabric with IP-based technology illustrates a pattern that the rise
of the Interned has repeatedly exhibited: approaches that
can scale to the wide-area tend to change, and ultimately supplant, those
that cannot. In this paper we describe the Logistical Networking
model of network storage, which we believe will, if
successful, affect the synthesis of IP and Storage Networking in
a similar way.
- Plain Text:
author M. Beck and T. Moore and J. S. Plank
title Scalable Sharing of Wide Area Storage Resources
institution Department of Computer Science, University of Tennessee
author = "M. Beck and T. Moore and J. S. Plank",
title = "Scalable Sharing of Wide Area Storage Resources",
number = "UT-CS-02-475",
institution = "Department of Computer Science, University of Tennessee",
month = "January",
year = "2002",
where = "http://web.eecs.utk.edu/~plank/plank/papers/CS-02-475.html"