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1.2. Performance, Scalability, and Economy

You can deploy GFS in a variety of configurations to suit your needs for performance, scalability, and economy. For superior performance and scalability, you can deploy GFS in a cluster that is connected directly to a SAN. For more economical needs, you can deploy GFS in a cluster that is connected to a LAN with servers that use GNBD (Global Network Block Device).

The following sections provide examples of how GFS can be deployed to suit your needs for performance, scalability, and economy:

Note

The deployment examples in this chapter reflect basic configurations; your needs might require a combination of configurations shown in the examples.


 
 
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