An End-to-End Approach to Globally Scalable Network Storage
James S. Plank.
ACM SIGCOMM 2002 Conference,
Pittsburgh, PA, August, 2002.
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This paper discusses the application of end-to-end design
principles, which are characteristic of the architecture of the Internet,
to network storage. While putting storage into the
network fabric may seem to contradict end-to-end arguments, we
try to show not only that there is no contradiction, but also that
adherence to such an approach is the key to achieving true
scalability of shared network storage. After discussing end-to-end
arguments with respect to several properties of network storage,
we describe the Internet Backplane Protocol and the exNode,
which are tools that have been designed to create a network
storage substrate that adheres to these principles. The name for
this approach is Logistical Networking, and we believe its use
is fundamental to the future of truly scalable communication.
- Plain Text:
title An End-to-End Approach to Globally Scalable Network Storage
author M. Beck and T. Moore and J. S. Plank
booktitle ACM SIGCOMM '02
title = "An End-to-End Approach to Globally Scalable Network Storage",
author = "M. Beck and T. Moore and J. S. Plank",
booktitle = "ACM SIGCOMM '02",
month = "August",
address = "Pittsburgh",
year = "2002"