[OpenAFS] Proposal: OpenAFS foundation to develop AFS server appliance

Dyer, Rodney rmdyer@uncc.edu
Mon, 3 Sep 2012 05:24:01 +0000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: openafs-info-admin@openafs.org [mailto:openafs-info-admin@openafs.o=
rg] On
> Behalf Of Troy Benjegerdes
> Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2012 12:43 PM
> To: Russ Allbery
> Cc: afs3-standardization@openafs.org; OpenAFS
> Subject: [OpenAFS] Proposal: OpenAFS foundation to develop AFS server app=
> I believe the proactive case here would be to create an OpenAFS foundatio=
n with the
> charter to work with storage hardware vendors to offer and market storage=
> with the AFS server software pre-installed, in the same way that NFS and =
> servers are already embedded in the storage product hardware offering.
> Places like Your-File-System could then offer value-added upgrades to the=
> embedded OpenAFS on the storage appliance.
> I think we all get so tied up in the technical aspects sometimes we forge=
t that it is
> *sales and marketing* that keeps people buying crap like NFS and CIFS.
[rmdyer's comment]=20

NFS... yes crap.

CIFS... no, not crap.  CIFS with "dfs", and you've got yourself something v=
ery similar to AFS, and in some ways solves the problems we've been having =
with AFS.  However it creates other problems as well.

Rodney Dyer
Operations and Systems (Specialist)
Mosaic Computing Group
William States Lee College of Engineering
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Email: rmdyer_at_uncc.edu