Vol 118 Issue 1 2007-12-03 Article 19005 from section "Storage"

Creates New Category of Fixed-Content Storage Systems

Coupled with the Sun StorageTek 5800 system, Nirvana's Storage
Resource Broker (SRB) enables an enterprise-wide, unified view of all
data, no matter its location, data type or storage device, resulting
in a genuine Global Namespace. This implementation, which gives users
the ability to store objects in what is essentially a new category of
storage systems, one that is optimized to store large amounts of such
digital content as x-ray scans, photographs, images, research data
sets, and the digitized books such as are available from the Google
books projects.

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