FAB: building distributed enterprise disk arrays from commodity components

  title={FAB: building distributed enterprise disk arrays from commodity components},
  author={Yasushi Saito and Svend Fr\olund and Alistair C. Veitch and Arif Merchant and Susan Spence},
This paper describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of a Federated Array of Bricks (FAB), a distributed disk array that provides the reliability of traditional enterprise arrays with lower cost and better scalability. FAB is built from a collection of bricks, small storage appliances containing commodity disks, CPU, NVRAM, and network interface cards. FAB deploys a new majority-voting-based algorithm to replicate or erasure-code logical blocks across bricks and a reconfiguration… CONTINUE READING
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