The amount of data of an average company doubles every year. Thus,
companies who own 1TB of data today will own 32TB in five years. Storage
networks help to tame such data quantities and to manage this data
growth efficiently. Since stored data and information are the biggest
asset of any company, anyone who is involved in the planning or the
operation of IT systems requires a basic knowledge of the principle and
the use of storage networks.
Storage Networks Explained covers the fundaments, techniques
and functions of storage networks such as disk subsystems, Fibre Channel
SAN, Internet SCSI (iSCSI), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Network
Attached Storage (NAS), file systems, and storage virtualization.
Furthermore the authors describe the use of these techniques and how
they are designed to achieve high-availability, flexibility, and
scalability of data and applications. Additional attention is given to
network backup and the management of storage networks. Written by
leading experts in the field, this book on storage area networks is
updated and fully revised.
Presents the basic concepts of storage networks, such as I/O
techniques, disk subsystems, virtualization, NAS and SAN file systems
Covers the design of storage networks which provide flexible, highly-available, and scaleable IT systems
Explains the use of storage networks for data sharing, data protection, and digital archiving
Discusses management of storage networks using SNMP, SMI-S, and IEEE 1244
This book provides system administrators and system architects, as well
as students and decision makers, with the tools needed for optimal
selection and cost-effective use of storage networks.
The Linux Journal awarded the first edition with the “Editor’s Choice Award 2005” in the category “System Administration Book.”