POSIX file system basics

POSIX is the Portable Operating System Interface standard, IEEE Std 1003.1-1988 and related.  These standards, based on the Unix operating system, define a set of programming and command interfaces.  Programs and scripts following these standards are supposed to be easily portable between operating system platforms providing these interfaces. The POSIX standards imply a model for file system … Continue reading POSIX file system basics

Block, File, and Object Storage

Storage systems organize data in several common ways, and we need to be clear with our terminology.  This is particularly important for people who have worked with only one type of organization!  Traditionally, IT storage is what we would call "block storage". Technical and desktop computing generally works with "file storage".  Web and cloud-based applications … Continue reading Block, File, and Object Storage