- Lustre historically has been limited to the niche role of a very high-performance file system.
- Lustre will expand into other roles as barriers to adoption are addressed and functionality is added
- Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre Plug-ins address a significant adoption barrier by improving ease of use
- System Fabric Works has implemented a NetApp plug-in for Intel EE Lustre
- Additional plug-ins for storage, networks, and servers are encouraged.