Scott Lowe

Shared Filesystems in the Cloud

by dave on February 11, 2009

Earlier this morning, Scott Lowe posed the following question:  What if hypervisors shared a file system? The concept here is that most hypervisors (notably VMware and [soon] Hyper-V) have a clustered file system that is used to extend the capabilities of a group of hypervisors into such things as dynamic resource sharing, failover/failback, HA, etc.  The natural extention of this, when looked at from a longitudinal viewpoint, is extending the same basic model into the cloud.

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