Translator Disclaimer
3 January 2005 Study and performance analysis of IP-based storage system
Author Affiliations +
Storage technology has enjoyed considerable growth since the first disk drive was introduced nearly 50 years ago. Various storage devices with large volume and high performance are emerging and they carry the important information for our social life. How to make the devices more broadly and effectively used and make the information more available is a problem for today. IP-based Storage provides such a cheap interface for storage devices under the rapid development of network technology. This paper answers what is network storage relative to traditional storage and then puts emphasis on two typical IP-based storage technologies NAS and iSCSI. The article evaluates the performance of NAS and iSCSI by measuring and analyzing file-level access performance and block-level access performance. Our test results show that iSCSI provides higher performance then using NFS protocol in Linux or SMB protocol in Windows (NAS scheme). The last part of the paper gives characteristic and trade-off of several IP-based storage system architectures.
© (2005) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Jizheng Zhang, Bo Yang, Jing Guo, and Huibo Jia "Study and performance analysis of IP-based storage system", Proc. SPIE 5643, Advances in Optical Data Storage Technology, (3 January 2005);


Protecting sensitive data: lessons learned
Proceedings of SPIE (March 11 1996)
Method for a dummy CD mirror server based on NAS
Proceedings of SPIE (September 16 2002)
The building strategy of iSCSI appliance
Proceedings of SPIE (February 07 2005)

Back to Top