April 2005
UNIX Update;Apr2005, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that software developers at the University of Michigan have received backing from PolyServe Inc. to help create an industry-standard implementation of an important enterprise storage protocol, Network File System Version 4 (NFSv4) for Linux. NFS is the premier industry standard for fast, seamless file sharing among networked computers and storage equipment, such as network-attached storage devices. The next generation of NFSv4, enables huge improvements in file-sharing security and performance, among numerous other enhancements. PolyServe, a leading provider of storage clustering software for Linux and Microsoft Windows, will provide funding and technical assistance to the Center for Information Technology Integration (CITI) at the University of Michigan. CITI is responsible for developing a reference implementation of NFSv4 that is included in the open source Linux operating system and is being incorporated into Novell and Red Hat Linux distributions. PolyServe joins Network Appliance as the primary technical and financial sponsors of NFSv4 development on Linux. A cluster file system (CFS) allows multiple servers to share applications, files and data while controlling access to stored data and maintaining data integrity. A CFS provides essential technology for enabling data centers to migrate from expensive, proprietary UNIX platforms and specialized appliances to low-cost servers and storage based on industry standards such as Linux.


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