Over at Enterprise Storage Forum, Henry Newman looks at the future of filesystems and why we should care. HPC file systems like Lustre and GPFS have the scalability and bandwidth to take us into the future, but they lack the enterprise features of high end NAS systems such a deduplication, failover, and resiliency.
Clearly, given the amount of code and years of investment in applications, we are not going to be able to flip the switch and presto chango have everyone run on REST systems. It is likely going to take the rest of the decade and then some to be able to switch over, but in the mean time we have a scaling issue.
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