9-13 July 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria
Europe/Sofia timezone

Dynafed: Common directions for http and cloud storage federations

10 Jul 2018, 16:00
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria

National Culture Palace, Boulevard "Bulgaria", 1463 NDK, Sofia, Bulgaria
Poster Track 4 - Data Handling Posters


Fabrizio Furano (CERN)


Dynafed is a system that allows the creation of flexible and seamless storage federations out of participating sites that expose WebDAV, HTTP, S3 or Azure interfaces. The core components are considered stable since a few years, and the recent focus has been on supporting various important initiatives willing to exploit the potential of Cloud storage in the context of Grid computing for various VOs. These include the XDC project, ATLAS, ATLAS@home (link sends e-mail), CMS@home (link sends e-mail), Belle-II, EUDAT.

Here we report on and discuss various common features that these initiatives exploit in similar ways (like the authorization subsystem), and on some other planned features that would be of common interest, like aggregating additional metadata or checksums, aggregating disk caches or using Dynafed as a "protocol translator" for the use case of massive data transfers through FTS.

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