Building Storage Networks

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June 12, 2001


Electronic book text, 656 pages


0072194448 / 9780072194449

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Main description

Praise for the first edition of Building Storage Networks: "This book is the Bible of storage networking" --Dave Hill, Senior Storage Analyst, the Aberdeen Group Now more than ever, especially in the age of e-commerce, data must be available and accessible 24x7 on a network. This easy-to-understand book clearly explains all the latest methods of storing data on a network, including updated coverage of Internet storage service providers.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Intro to Storage Networking. Chapter 2: Network Storage I/O Components. Chapter 3: I/O Path Examples. Chapter 4: Mirroring and Replication. Chapter 5: Cacheing and Performance. Chapter 6: RAID. Chapter 7: Network Backup. Chapter 8: Differences Between NAS and SAN. Chapter 9: SAN Architectures and Applications. Chapter 10: Fibre Channel as a SAN Technology. Chapter 11: NEW: Storage Over IP. Chapter 12: NAS Technology. Chapter 13: System-Level NAS Applications. Chapter 14: Mainframe Connections to SANs and NAS. Chapter 15: Infiniband and VI. Chapter 16: Web Site Storage. Chapter 17: Network Storage Management.

Author comments

Marc Farley started working with network storage technology in 1991 at Palindrome Corporation as a systems engineer and has been in the network storage field ever since working in business development, product management, and strategic marketing at Hitachi, Crossroads Systems, and ConvergeNet. He is currently the Vice President of Marketing for Solution-Soft, a company developing and marketing appliance applications.

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Plan, design, and implement network storage solutions with help from this definitive guide

Develop and design successful storage systems using this in-depth resource, now in a completely revised second edition. Covering everything from basic fundamentals--such as I/O components and file systems to emerging topics such as i-SCSI and DAFS--this complete book delivers the background information and technical know-how to implement large-capacity, high-availability storage networks throughout your enterprise. Filled with diagrams and easy-to-understand explanations, you will be able to identify and apply network storage technology to best meet the needs of your organization.

  • Determine the roles of networks, file systems, databases, and volume managers
  • Get details on data protection techniques including mirroring, replication, and backup
  • Analyze and contrast RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 0+1
  • Clarify the options for integrating Ethernet and IP networks with storage networks
  • Measure the impact of InfiniBand, DAFS, and clustering
  • Plan 24 x 7 Internet-based storage including storage service providers (SSPs)
  • Reinforce concepts you've learned through chapter exercises
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