Google v. 2.0 ...
Handling all Googles data takes a hell of a file system ...
By Cade Metz
As its custom-built file system strains under the weight of an online empire it was never designed to support, Google is brewing a replacement.
Apparently, this overhaul of the Google File System is already under test as part of the "Caffeine" infrastructure the company announced earlier this week.
In an interview with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM), Google's Sean Quinlan says that nearly a decade after its arrival, the original Google File System (GFS) has done things he never thought it would do. [...]
Read more: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/12/google_file_system_part_deux/