Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
In distributed storage system, Storage Service Provider (SSP) is a critical component to receive and response these requests from clients. The authors propose a real-time and flexible management of SSP in this paper. With the advantages from virtualization and cloud computing, the states of SSP main VM are observed by another isolated virtual machine, and the administrator can inspect the storage service provider through the uniform management interface in real-time. Data from scientific research, information service and digital media increase dramatically, and it is the most significant resource. Since the magnitude of data is from gigabyte to terabyte or penabyte, it brings tremendous challenge for the capacity and speed of storage system.