Conversion of mass storage hierarchy in an IBM computer network
Mauck, Linda S.
MetadataShow full item record
With the shift from batch applications to online systems supporting the strategic role of information, corporate or institutional goals tie directly to the information management functions. This has been true at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Like many other Government installations, the NPS Computer Center has to meet its objectives with less than state-of-the-art hardware. In the early 1980's, the Center employed IBM's 3850 Mass Storage Subsystem (MSS) for online storage of student and faculty data sets. It was installed in December 1980 and performed well for over six years. Faced with IBM's announcement (in February 1985) of the limited future connectivity and compatibility and the increasing maintenance costs, the decision was made to replace the MSS with hardware/software alternative that would use a more modern and reliable architecture. The objective of this thesis is to define the solution, and data set migration process, and describe the early experience with a multi-level, software-managed, storage system.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited