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June 14, 2007


Edgar StPierre

re: FANs
Just to follow-up on your question about the thinking around the "FAN" descriptor --
Rainfinity would qualify for what is currently being discussed as File Area Networks in SNIA. This is still a taskforce analysis work-in-progress, but the bottom line comes down to any device that exports a file system (like nfs or cifs) and consumes file systems (like nfs, cifs, or XAM), provides a single federated name space and does not provide any storage itself. Migration, archiving, etc are possible add-on services from this perspective.

Chuck Hollis

Thanks, Edgar, for the precise description. Makes sense to me!

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
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