Storage Networking Fundamentals: An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and File Systems

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An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and File Systems Learn fundamental storage concepts with this comprehensive introduction Compare storage device technologies, including Fibre Channel, SCSI, ATA, and SATA and understand their uses in network storage subsystems Learn about key storage processes such as volume management, storage virtualization, data snapshots, mirroring, RAID, backup, and multipathing Clarify the roles of file systems and databases within network storage Take the next step-this book prepares you to become a storage networking expert Storage networking has become an essential ingredient in Internet information infrastructures. Becoming competent in this new and important technology area requires a sound understanding of storage technologies and principles. Storage Networking Fundamentals gives you an in-depth look into the most important storage technologies. The entire storage landscape is described, incorporating a complete view of system, device, and subsystem operations and processes. Learn how to protect data effectively using mirroring, RAID, remote copy, and backup/ recovery systems. Virtual storage technologies, such as volume management, RAID, and network virtualization, are analyzed and discussed in detail. High-availability storage through dynamic multipathing and clustered/distributed file systems is explained as are designs for robust storage subsystems. Finally, the confusing and arcane worlds of file systems and SCSI are clarified, including the role of initiators, targets, logical units, and LUNs. Storage Networking Fundamentals is a comprehensive overview of storage technologies that also provides insights on designing and running SAN and NAS implementations. This book is part of the Cisco Press Fundamentals Series. Books in this series introduce networking professionals to new networking technologies, covering network topologies, example deployment concepts, protocols, and management techniques.


Part I TheBig Picture of Storage NetworkingChapter 1 Data Access in the Internet EraChapter 2 Establishing a Context for Understanding Storage NetworksChapter 3 Getting Down with Storage I/OPart II Working with Devices and Subsystems in Storage NetworksChapter 4 Storage DevicesChapter 5 Storage SubsystemsChapter 6 SCSI Storage Fundamentals and SAN AdaptersChapter 7 Device Interconnect Technologies for Storage NetworksPart III Applications for Data RedundancyChapter 8 An Introduction to Data Redundancy and MirroringChapter 9 Bigger, Faster, More Reliable Storage with RAIDChapter 10 Redundancy Over Distance with Remote CopyChapter 11 Connection Redundancy in Storage Networks and Dynamic MultipathingPart IV TheFoundations of Storage and Data ManagementChapter 12 Storage Virtualization: The Power in Volume Management Software and SAN Virtualization SystemsChapter 13 Network Backup: The Foundation of Storage ManagementPart V Filing Systems and Data Management in NetworksChapter 14 File System FundamentalsChapter 15 Network File Systems and Network Attached StorageChapter 16 New Directions in Network Filing: Clustered File Systems, Distributed File Systems, and Network Storage for DatabasesChapter 17 Data ManagementPart VI AppendixesAppendix A Q & A AnswersAppendix B INCITS Storage StandardsGlossaryIndex


Marc Farley has more than 13 years of experience in the field of network storage. He started working with the technology in 1991 as a systems engineer with Palindrome Corporation, an early innovator in data management technologies for PC LAN environments. Since 1991, Marc has worked in a variety of marketing and strategy-related positions, covering a wide variety of storage technologies, including storage routers, disk subsystems, file-level virtualization, and storage switches. Marc is well-known throughout the networked storage industry for his objective, vendor-independent, in-depth analysis of storage technologies. His writing includes Building Storage Networks, first and second editions. He has also written many articles, white papers, and opinion pieces that have been published in the computer industry trade press. He regularly speaks at industry conferences and events and participates in online seminars and discussions. Marc holds a bachelor of science in physics from the University of Washington.
EAN: 9781587051623
ISBN: 1587051621
Untertitel: 'Cisco Press Fundamentals'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CISCO
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 453 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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