Network File System (NFS), was a protocol invented in the 80’s to facilitate remote file sharing between servers. There are multiple versions of NFS. NFS v3 is the most common. NFS is easy to use and manage and requires a client in the Kernel that supports NFS mounting.
How to accelerate NFS performance?
NFS offers limited performance and scalability for modern environments. For today’s networks and capabilities, it’s very limited. NFS offers capacities of up to 1.5 Gb/s while network cards can offer 100 Gb/s. NFS is also not efficient in managing metadata.
Weka offers the simplicity of NFS with the performance and scalability of SAN and the ability to saturate 100 Gb/s pipes.