Load Balancing and Fault-Tolerance for Scalable Network File Systems Using by Web Services
Source: Chang Gung University
Due to the rapid growth of World Wide Web and the popularization of personal computer, the number of World Wide Web users is increasing in an incredible speed. It makes the need of disk space for a large web service also increases in the same rate. Therefore, it becomes to an important technique to design and implement a powerful network file system for the large web service providers. In this paper authors proposed three design issues for the scalable network file system. Authors use the variable number of objects within a bucket to decrease the internal fragmentation in small files. Authors also proposed the free space and access load-balancing mechanism to balance the overall loading within the bucket servers.