Zebra striped network file system

John H. Hartman, Jojn K. Ousterhout

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Zebra is a network file system that increases throughput by string file data across multiple servers. Rather than striping each file separately, Zebra forms all the new data from each client into a single stream, which it then stripes using an approach similar to a log-structured file system. This provides high performance for large files. Zebra also writes parity information in each stripe in the style of RAID disk arrays; this increases storage costs slightly but allows the system to continue operation even while a single storage server is unavailable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperating Systems Review (ACM)
Editors Anon
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Dec 1993
EventProceedings of the 14th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles - Asheville, NC, USA
Duration: Dec 5 1993Dec 8 1993

Publication series

NameOperating Systems Review (ACM)
ISSN (Print)0163-5980


OtherProceedings of the 14th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
CityAsheville, NC, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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