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A Modular and Extensible Network Storage Architecture


Part of Distinguished Dissertations in Computer Science

  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521349468

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About the Authors
  • This book was originally published in 1995. At the time of publication, distributed file systems were monolithic and only supported single file abstractions. Network storage devices needed to be able to accommodate emerging information media such as digital audio and video, with data radically different in characteristics to traditional text and binary that file systems were optimised for. By combining emerging and traditional media, information could be recorded and presented in the most suitable way, and the value of a piece of information could be further enhanced by linking together related pieces. However composite data and cross-reference between data items raised a number of system issues that had not been addressed properly before. In this book Dr Lo defined a multi-service storage architecture that could meet the needs of existing and emerging applications and support multiple file abstractions. He also explored a number of related design issues.

    • Describes first type of architecture for storing digital video and audio on distributed networks
    • Winner of distinguished dissertation award
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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521349468
    • length: 154 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.26kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Background
    3. Architectural framework
    4. Access control
    5. Naming and related issues
    6. The design of a byte segment custode
    7. The performance of the BSC
    8. Rate-based sessions: concepts and interface
    9. Rate-based sessions: prototype implementation and evaluation
    10. Conclusion

  • Author

    Sai Lai Lo

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