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Device Transparency: a New Model for Mobile Storage

Jacob Strauss
Chris Lesniewski-Laas
Justin Mazzola Paluska
Bryan Ford
Robert Morris
Frans Kaashoek

Published in SOSP Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage '09)
October 11, 2009, Big Sky, MT, USA


This paper proposes a new storage model, device transparency, in which users view and manage their entire data collection from any of their devices, even from disconnected storage-limited devices holding only a subset of the entire collection.

Full Paper: PDF

Topics: Operating Systems Storage Peer-to-Peer Transparency Bryan Ford