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A Modular and Extensible Network Storage Architecture

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Part of Distinguished Dissertations in Computer Science

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

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  • Contemporary distributed file systems are monolithic and only support single file abstractions. Nowadays, as Sai-Lai Lo explains, network storage devices have to accommodate new information media such as digital audio and video, with data radically different from the traditional text and binary code that contemporary file systems are optimized for. In this book, the author shows how, by combining new and traditional media, information can be recorded and presented in the most suitable way, and the value of a piece of information can be further enhanced by linking together related pieces. However, composite data and cross-reference between data items raise a number of system issues that have not been addressed properly before. Lo defines a new multiservice storage architecture that meets the needs of existing and emerging applications and can support multiple file abstractions. He also explores a number of related design issues. Researchers in the areas of distributed systems, network multimedia and network storage services will enjoy this book.

    • Describes first type of architecture for storing digital video and audio on distributed networks
    • Winner of distinguished dissertation award
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    "The dissertation puts together many good ideas, describes the building of a prototype MSSA, and can be a useful source of ideas for further thinking in this area. It could be suitable reading in a doctoral program." William patterson, Computing Reviews

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    Product details

    • 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

    Preface
    Glossary
    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
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Sai Lai Lo

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