Presented by

  • Andrew Gaul

    Andrew Gaul

    Andrew Gaul has contributed to a variety of block, file, and object storage systems at various startups. He is a committer to s3fs, created S3Proxy, co-founded Bounce Storage, and was vice president of Apache jclouds. Andrew has previously presented at ApacheCon, Ohio LinuxFest, OpenStack Summit, and various meetups. He lives in Tokyo and works at Google.


S3 file systems are a popular interface to object storage despite their leaky abstractions and performance pitfalls. In this talk we will explore s3fs, one of the most popular FUSE file systems, and when it is an appropriate solution. We will compare it with NFS and also discuss how s3fs has evolved over the last ten years.