June 8, 2010

What NFS 4.1 and pNFS Mean for NAS Owners

Todd Erickson

The wait for parallel NFS drags on, but storage vendors and users see big benefits ahead.

NFS Version 4.1 is on the horizon — again. It has been years of predictions and promises for data storage managers, but NFS Version 4.1, which supports parallel NFS, is getting closer to shipping in NAS systems now that the pNFS spec has been approved. What’s next for NFSv4.1? How can pNFS benefit data storage administrators? Will pNFS be worth the wait?

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