Author Archives: Warren Arnold

Warren Arnold

Nasuni UniFS®: A New Type of Global File System Designed for the Cloud

By on June 13, 2017

A file system is a file system is a file system, right? Well, not really. While any short list would include FAT, NTFS, NFS, ZFS, XFS, OneFS, WAFL and, Nasuni UniFS®, all these file systems are not created equal. Upon closer inspection, you see there are two fundamentally different design methodologies. The “old school” traditional… Continue Reading »

Warren Arnold

Comparing Nasuni and EMC Isilon

By on May 5, 2017

When I talk to IT organizations about scalable NAS, I find many either own or are considering Dell EMC Isilon. Since Nasuni provides a unified set of enterprise file services that encompass scalable NAS, the question of Dell EMC Isilon vs. Nasuni often comes up. Nasuni’s marketing people will say Nasuni is the next-generation platform,… Continue Reading »

Warren Arnold

File Locking in the Distributed Enterprise

By on January 23, 2014

File locking has existed since the first generation of NAS and file systems.  It prevents multiple writers from modifying the same file at the same time. File locking is required in order to prevent data untended data corruption.  As storage systems for file systems have continued to grow, so has the need for a scalable… Continue Reading »

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