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20th IEEE/11th NASA Goddard Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies, 2003. (MSST 2003). Proceedings. (2003)
San Diego, California
Apr. 7, 2003 to Apr. 10, 2003
ISSN: 1051-9173
ISBN: 0-7695-1914-8
pp: 165
Alain Azagury , IBM Haifa Research Laboratories
Vladimir Dreizin , IBM Haifa Research Laboratories
Michael Factor , IBM Haifa Research Laboratories
Ealan Henis , IBM Haifa Research Laboratories
Dalit Naor , IBM Haifa Research Laboratories
Noam Rinetzky , IBM Haifa Research Laboratories
Ohad Rodeh , IBM Haifa Research Laboratories
Julian Satran , IBM Haifa Research Laboratories
Ami Tavory , IBM Haifa Research Laboratories
Lena Yerushalmi , IBM Haifa Research Laboratories
ABSTRACT
<p>Today?s SAN architectures promise unmediated host access to storage (i.e., without going through a server). To achieve this promise, however, we must address several issues and opportunities raised by SANs, including security, scalability and management. Object storage, such as in-troduced by the NASD work [14], is a means of addressing these issues and opportunities. An object store raises the level of abstraction presented by a storage control unit from an array of 512 byte blocks to a collection of objects. The object store provides "fine-grain," object-level security, improved scalability by localizing space management, and improved management by allowing end-to-end management of semantically meaningful entities.</p> <p>This paper presents a detailed description of how an object store works and describes the design of Antara, our prototype object store. For a cache hit workload, our pure software prototype is able to service roughly 14000 4K I/O requests per second. We also present a layered security model for an object store which separates concerns of ac-cess security and network security, leveraging existing security infrastructure.</p>
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L. Yerushalmi et al., "Towards an Object Store," 20th IEEE/11th NASA Goddard Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies, 2003. (MSST 2003). Proceedings.(MSS), San Diego, California, 2003, pp. 165.
doi:10.1109/MASS.2003.1194853
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