OpenAFS is one of the most established multi-platform, enterprise, distributed file systems available, having delivered distributed data storage and availability to mission critical operations for over twenty years. Sine Nomine Associates CEO E. Margarete Ziemer, PhD sits on the Board of Directors of the OpenAFS Foundation, and has provided financial support for workshops.

Our team is dedicated to the long-term success of OpenAFS. We contribute thousands of hours of development time and financial resources to the enhancement and maintenance of OpenAFS. All our fixes and enhancements are contributed to the upstream project. Sine Nomine Associates is committed to the core values of open source development and we align our development efforts with the long-term plans and goals of the OpenAFS community.

The IT world changes at a rapid pace, and proven technologies like OpenAFS have retained and expanded their usefulness to forward-thinking organizations. Sine Nomine Associates, Inc., is pleased to provide complete solutions for any OpenAFS environment.

AFS (Andrew File System) is a distributed file system that provides a file space architecture aimed at dispersed computing environments and a set of tools geared toward ease of use and manageability. Pioneered at Carnegie Mellon University and developed as a product by Transarc Corporation, later acquired by IBM. It was released as open source under the IBM Public License in 2000. OpenAFS offers a multi-platform, single-namespace, client-server architecture for file sharing, providing location independence, scalability, and transparent migration capabilities for mission-critical data. It is used by a variety of organizations, from government agencies to multinational corporations in finance, manufacturing and medicine, to academic and research institutions.

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Our experienced, expert staff is positioned to handle all evaluation, support and development needs for OpenAFS. Our solutions set the standard for quality, service, and reliability that all organizations, large and small, need from critical infrastructure like OpenAFS.

If you have large files and need to manage them across your enterprise, OpenAFS  distributed file system is the right answer.

Summary of Our OpenAFS Offerings

  • Continuing Support on 18 Platforms
  • OpenAFS cell review, evaluation and recommendations
  • OpenAFS training and continuing education
  • Upgrade Maintenance, defect resolution and compatibility assurance
  • New Development for additional features not yet included in base code
  • OpenAFS Solution Deployment for new environments or enhancements to your existing environments

What Our Customers Say

Sine Nomine customers have expressed their satisfaction with our OpenAFS work. Read what they have to say at OpenAFS Testimonials.
We are proud to have been a sponsor of the European OpenAFS and Kerberos Best Practices Workshop in Geneva, Switzerland.

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