A Peer to Peer System for Data Management

Data Management Systems in enterprises constitute a significant portion of the total cost of management of data in enterprise systems. Maintaining data with a high degree of availability and reliability is typically done by having a centralized backup system that to maintain backup copies of data present on the workstations of enterprises. Maintaining a large dedicated backup server for data management requires a highly scalable network and storage infrastructure, leading to a major expense center. With the current trends in workstation disk storage, an alternative peer-to-peer paradigm for data management can provide an approach that provides equivalent performance at a fraction of the cost of the centralized backup system. In this paper, we present the architecture of a peer-to- peer system for data management, and evaluate its effectiveness as compared to a central approach

By: Dinesh Verma

Published in: RC22803 in 2003


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