Configuring Hard Disk Drives on Nodes of a LAN to Improve Capacity and Efficiency of Network Storage

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Executive Summary

Storage on Network has, always, been a key feature of the success of the network design. Various methods are in practice. Three techniques are suggested in this paper. Disk Clustering, Universal Virtual Storage and a technique to have Uniform namespace KINDFS is a distributed file storage system designed to provide cost-effective storage service utilizing idle disk space on workstation clusters. The system responsibilities are evenly distributed across a group of collaborating workstations; the proposed architecture provides improved performance, reliability and scalability.

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