ZZFS: A Hybrid Device and Cloud File System for Spontaneous Users

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Provided by: Carnegie Mellon University
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
A good execution of data placement, caching and consistency policies across a user's personal devices has always been hard. Unpredictable networks, capricious user behavior with leaving devices on or off and non-uniform energy-saving policies constantly interfere with the good intentions of a storage system's policies. This paper's contribution is to better manage these inherent uncertainties. The authors do so primarily by building a low-power communication channel that is available even when the device is off.
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