To support the Prospect-J development team, the Firm is implementing a highly available, yet low-cost, file service. The design goals are based on the business case, server requirements, cluster services, and expected service levels.
The completed financial analysis shows that every day the Firm delays bringing Prospect-J to market could cost $100,000 in revenue. The expected primary cause for missing the schedule is interruptions in the development and test process.
To avoid interruptions in the development and test processes caused by the inaccessibility of source code, resulting from a file-system-related failure, the Firm decided to implement a highly available network file service. The Firm's founder believes that ...