The RestFS is an experimental project to develop an open-source distributed filesystem for large environments. It is designed to scale up from a single server to thousand of nodes and delivering a high availability storage system with special features for high i/o performance and network optimization for work better in WAN environment. The implementation of a common name space simplifies sharing of data and collaboration. The indipendence from the operating system and the compatibilty with Amazon S3 interface permits to have data wherever you are.
This talk describes the architecture, internals of RestFS and comparison among different free software solutions. The session will discuss our experience in this development and detailed information on performance and scalability