Over 10 years ago, the decision was taken to adopt OpenAFS as the new secure network file system for the School of Informatics. This has proved to be a wise decision and OpenAFS has met the School’s needs well but things may well have changed in the intervening period and it seems to take another look at the School’s requirements for a network file system and also to review what is available these days. This project is solely concerned with a review of requirements, file system candidates and the production of recommendations on how to proceed. Any actual implementation work will be done as part of a follow-up project. This project will be split into three parts
- A document defining the School’s requirements for a network file system
- A review of the various candidate file systems available
- Assessment of how well candidates match the School’s requirements and recommendations on how to proceed.
Watch this space!