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Influence of Load on Reliability of Storage Area Networks

Influence of Load on Reliability of Storage Area Networks

Guixiang Lv
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, USA.

Liudong Xing
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, USA.

DOI https://doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2021.6.6.091

Received on August 11, 2021
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Accepted on October 12, 2021

Abstract

During the coronavirus pandemic, telecommuting is widely required, making remote data access grow significantly. This requires highly reliable data storage solutions. Storage area networks (SANs) are one of such solutions. To guarantee that SANs can deliver the desired quality of service, cascading failures must be prevented, which occur when a single initial incident triggers a cascade of unexpected failures of other devices. One such incident is the data loading/overloading, causing the malfunction of one device and further cascading failures. Thus, it is crucial to address influence of data loading on the SAN reliability modeling and analysis. In this work, we make contributions by modeling the effects of data loading on the reliability of an individual switch device in SANs though the proportional-hazards model and accelerated failure-time model. Effects of loading on the reliability of the entire SAN are further investigated through dynamic fault trees and binary decision diagrams-based analysis of a mesh SAN system.

Keywords- Storage area network, Cascading failure, Load, Proportional-hazards model, Accelerated failure-time mode.

Citation

Lv, G., & Xing, L. (2021). Influence of Load on Reliability of Storage Area Networks. International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, 6(6), 1533-1552. https://doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2021.6.6.091.