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Andrew File System

Andrew File System is a distributed file system originally developed at Carnegie Mellon University as part of the Andrew Project.

architecture

Architecture

File-based solutions provide humans with a way to store and collaborate around files organized through a hierarchy of folders. Read more.

File
Andrew File System logo File, Object & Block
interface

Interface

File systems are better suited for accessing storage infrastructure with large amounts of data since, unlike file synchronization, the files do not need to be downloaded locally first but can be accessed on-demand. Read more.

File System
Andrew File System logo File System
model

Model

Distributed storage systems distribute the data between a set of storage servers while some specific metadata server control the overall infrastructure, possibly acting as single points of failure and/or bottlenecks. Read more.

Distributed
Andrew File System logo Decentralized
environment

Environment

A controlled environment is a set of servers and clients that are under the control of a single entity e.g a company. Read more.

Controlled
Andrew File System logo Controlled & Worldwide
redundancy

Redundancy

Redundancy mechanisms ensure the availability and durability of the files stored in the storage infrastructure. Read more.

Replication (mirroring)
Andrew File System logo Replication
fault_tolerance

Fault Tolerance

The ability to maintain a storage system operational depends on algorithms that need to adapt depending on the nature of the environment. Read more.

Standard
Andrew File System logo Byzantine
security

Security

Every communication is encrypted (in transit) but data, once stored, is not (at rest). Read more.

In-Transit
Andrew File System logo In-Transit & At-Rest
scalability

Scalability

Homogeneous systems can scale up and out but are limited to resources that are under the control of the infrastructure's administrator: local disk, NAS etc. Read more.

Homogeneous
Andrew File System logo Heterogeneous
interoperability

Interoperability

The ways a user or program can interact with a storage system; either through specific desktop/mobile applications or standard protocols. Read more.

Applications (Windows, MacOS X, Linux)
Andrew File System logo Applications (Windows, MacOS X, Linux, iOS, Android)