A Usage Profile and Evaluation of a Wide-Area Distributed
M. Spasojevic and M. Satyanarayanan
The evolution of the Andrew File System (AFS) into a wide-area distributed
file system has encouraged collaboration and information dissemination
on a much broader scale than ever before. In this paper, we examine AFS
as a provider of wide-area file services to over 80 organizations around
the world. We discuss usage characteristics of AFS derived from empirical
measurements of the system, and from user responses to a questionnaire.
Our observations indicate that AFS provides robust and efficient data access
in its current configuration, thus confirming its viability as a design
point for wide-area distributed file systems.