Article: FAST Solutions To Storage Problems And Archiving File Systems

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FAST Solutions To Storage Problems And Archiving File Systems

The annual FAST conference, put on by the USENIX Association is an event that dives into advanced storage system and device technologies.  This year’s event had sessions on key-value storage, advanced file systems, deduplication, cloud and distributed systems, data caching and advanced SSD technology.  It also featured an interesting keynote talk by Netflix.

Jonathan Looney from Netflix gave a keynote at the 2021 FAST conference on its purpose-built Open Connect content delivery network (CDN) that it uses to stream video to its customers around the world.  Open Connect delivers streaming video to over 200 M members, delivering over 100 Tb/s peak data rates.  The figure below gives a schematic on Netflix’s on-line streaming services.

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