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Storage Networking Fundamentals: An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems by Marc Farley

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Chapter 16. New Directions in Network Filing: Clustered File Systems, Distributed File Systems, and Network Storage for Databases

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 ...

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