Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to
Describe the architectures of data access in clustered systems
Participate in product evaluations for distributed file system products
Discuss the implementation of storage used with database systems
Traditional file systems are a single point of failure for data access. If a system becomes unavailable, access to the data managed by file systems that were running in it is blocked. Although systems can be built with redundant components and high-availability architectures, they can still fail—and their file systems along with them.
Obviously, there is a need to create ...