A new mission for the network block device


Article from Issue 70/2006
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You don’t need Samba or NFS to support a diskless client. A remote block device can help improve performance and efficiency. We'll show your how.

Experts are well aware that the traditional PC networking model wastes valuable disk space with redundant data storage. Desktop computers typically have one or more local hard disks, although the operating system and the applications that run on the desktop may be identical throughout the organization. An alternative to this traditional approach is to use centralized data management with diskless clients. The diskless client option assumes fast and reliable network connections and powerful servers.

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