• Computers

Designing Storage Area Networks

A Practical Reference for Implementing Fibre Channel and IP SANs
Author: Tom Clark
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321136503
Category: Computers
Page: 572
View: 3801
* *Provides guidelines for implementing SANs to solve existing networking problems in large-scale corporate networks. *Substantial additional material added since the best-selling first edition. *Tom Clark is Board Member Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and Co-Chair of SNIA Interoperability Committee.

    • Computers

Storage Area Networks

Designing and Implementing a Mass Storage System
Author: Ralph H. Thornburgh,Barry J. Schoenborn
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130279590
Category: Computers
Page: 291
View: 6430
Evaluating, planning, and migrating to SAN storage architectures SAN concepts, components, and applications--in depth Management, backup, disaster recovery, and day-to-day administration Includes an overview of Fibre Channel, the SAN enabler The complete guide to SAN technology for every implementer and manager! Every month, enterprises require more information, delivered faster, with greater reliability--and traditional data storage methods no longer suffice. Enter the Storage Area Network (SAN), which can store enormous amounts of data, serve it at lightning speed, scale to meet accelerating growth, and deliver unprecedented reliability. Now, there's a complete guide to SAN technology for every IT professional and decision-maker. Storage Area Networks covers it all: key concepts, components, applications, implementation examples, management, and much more. Coverage includes: What SANs are, what they can do, and how they overcome the critical limitations of earlier data storage systems Evolving to SANs: best practices for building SANs from your legacy storage topologies An overview of Fibre Channel, the key enabling technology for SANs SAN configuration, device, and connectivity options--in depth Well-managed SANs: day-to-day administration, backup, restore, and disaster recovery A detailed review of Hewlett-Packard's market-leading SAN product line: Fibre Channel chips, host bus adapters, hubs, arrays, tape libraries, bridges, switches, and more Storage Area Networks also previews the future of SAN technology: policy-based SANs, emerging applications, and more.Whether you're considering a SAN for the first time, or you want a comprehensive management reference for the SAN you've already invested in, this book offers the insights, techniques, and guidance you need right now.

    • Computers

Storage Area Networks For Dummies

Author: Christopher Poelker,Alex Nikitin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470471340
Category: Computers
Page: 432
View: 5339
If you’ve been charged with setting up storage area networks for your company, learning how SANs work and managing data storage problems might seem challenging. Storage Area Networks For Dummies, 2nd Edition comes to the rescue with just what you need to know. Whether you already a bit SAN savvy or you’re a complete novice, here’s the scoop on how SANs save money, how to implement new technologies like data de-duplication, iScsi, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet, how to develop SANs that will aid your company’s disaster recovery plan, and much more. For example, you can: Understand what SANs are, whether you need one, and what you need to build one Learn to use loops, switches, and fabric, and design your SAN for peak performance Create a disaster recovery plan with the appropriate guidelines, remote site, and data copy techniques Discover how to connect or extend SANs and how compression can reduce costs Compare tape and disk backups and network vs. SAN backup to choose the solution you need Find out how data de-duplication makes sense for backup, replication, and retention Follow great troubleshooting tips to help you find and fix a problem Benefit from a glossary of all those pesky acronyms From the basics for beginners to advanced features like snapshot copies, storage virtualization, and heading off problems before they happen, here’s what you need to do the job with confidence!

    • Computers

Special Edition Using Storage Area Networks

Author: NIIT (Corporation)
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780789725745
Category: Computers
Page: 341
View: 9369
Special Edition Using Storage Area Networks opens with an overview of the need for data storage in an enterprise environment, the different types of data storage devices, and existing data storage techniques. The authors build on that foundation with an exploration of the evolution of SAN, the various networking models and data-centric applications, a chapter dedicated to fiber channel, and practical solutions for centralized, heterogeneous, and high-speed data storage challenges. The second half delves into more practical applications of the SAN: designing, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting a SAN. It provides solutions for alternative SAN vendors, comparing SAN schemes for competitive products. The last chapter explores how SAN fits into the current Web scenario, and VI Architecture as a new system of cluster communications.

    • Computers

Storage Area Network Fundamentals

Author: Meeta Gupta
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9781587050657
Category: Computers
Page: 301
View: 7854
Plan, implement, manage, and use SANs to increase the efficiency of your network infrastructure. An in-depth coverage of SAN fundamentals, topologies, implementation and management techniques, and products. Scenario based questions and hands-on exercises facilitate real-life problem solving Post-chapter assessment questions to test the reader's understanding. Storage Area Network Fundamentals looks at the various areas and technologies associated with SANs, the available SAN technology, its limitations, expenditures and ways to minimize them, and the forthcoming technology, so that organizations can deploy real operational storage in data centers without further delay. Designed as an introduction to SANs, Storage Area Network Fundamentals develops an understanding of SAN basics and how to plan, implement, and manage a storage area network. The book covers the different topologies, protocols, and products required to implement and manage efficient SANs, as well as questions to test the knowledge imparted to the reader. Raman Nagpal, is an Engineer in Computer Science from Delhi Institute of Technology(DIT), Delhi, India. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Business from AIMA, Delhi. He also holds a certificate in PSP (Personal Software Process) from SEI, Carnegie Mellon University. Raman has over 6 years of industry experience, with the last two years working extensively on SAN technologies. Raman is currently working on Windows 2000 enablement of the Celestra technology, a pioneering SAN-enabled offering from Legato Systems India as manager. Prior to this, he worked on Middleware for Legato's storage management products.

    • Computers

Storage Area Network Essentials

A Complete Guide to Understanding and Implementing SANs
Author: Richard Barker,Paul Massiglia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471267112
Category: Computers
Page: 528
View: 2347
The inside scoop on a leading-edge data storage technology The rapid growth of e-commerce and the need to have all kinds of applications operating at top speed at the same time, all on a 24/7 basis while connected to the Internet, is overwhelming traditional data storage methods. The solution? Storage Area Networks (SANs)--the data communications technology that's expected to revolutionize distributed computing. Written by top technology experts at VERITAS Software Global Corporation, this book takes readers through all facets of storage networking, explaining how a SAN can help consolidate conventional server storage onto networks, how it makes applications highly available no matter how much data is being stored, and how this in turn makes data access and management faster and easier. System and network managers considering storage networking for their enterprises, as well as application developers and IT staff, will find invaluable advice on the design and deployment of the technology and how it works. Detailed, up-to-date coverage includes: The evolution of the technology and what is expected from SANs Killer applications for SANs Full coverage of storage networking and what it means for the enterprise's information processing architecture Individual chapters devoted to the storage, network, and software components of storage networking Issues for implementation and adoption

    • Computers

Using SANs and NAS

Help for Storage Administrators
Author: W. Curtis Preston
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596552077
Category: Computers
Page: 226
View: 3326
Data is the lifeblood of modern business, and modern data centers have extremely demanding requirements for size, speed, and reliability. Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) allow organizations to manage and back up huge file systems quickly, thereby keeping their lifeblood flowing. W. Curtis Preston's insightful book takes you through the ins and outs of building and managing large data centers using SANs and NAS. As a network administrator you're aware that multi-terabyte data stores are common and petabyte data stores are starting to appear. Given this much data, how do you ensure that it is available all the time, that access times and throughput are reasonable, and that the data can be backed up and restored in a timely manner? SANs and NAS provide solutions that help you work through these problems, with special attention to the difficulty of backing up huge data stores. This book explains the similarities and differences of SANs and NAS to help you determine which, or both, of these complementing technologies are appropriate for your network. Using SANs, for instance, is a way to share multiple devices (tape drives and disk drives) for storage, while NAS is a means for centrally storing files so they can be shared. Preston exams each technology with a vendor neutral approach, starting with the building blocks of a SAN and how they can be assembled for effective storage solutions. He covers day-to-day management and backup and recovery for both SANs and NAS in detail. Whether you're a seasoned storage administrator or a network administrator charged with taking on this role, you'll find all the information you need to make informed architecture and data management decisions. The book fans out to explore technologies such as RAID and other forms of monitoring that will help complement your data center. With an eye on the future, other technologies that might affect the architecture and management of the data center are explored. This is sure to be an essential volume in any network administrator's or storage administrator's library.

    • Computers

The Essential Guide to Storage Area Networks

Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130935755
Category: Computers
Page: 567
View: 1861
A major new entry in the essential series which aims at distinguishing the hype from the reality of SANs.

    • Computers

Practical Storage Area Networking

Author: Dan Pollack
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201750416
Category: Computers
Page: 214
View: 3806
This text provides practical, day-to-day SANs implementation solutions from an expert who lives the issues.

    • Computers

Storage Virtualization

Technologies for Simplifying Data Storage and Management
Author: Tom Clark
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321262516
Category: Computers
Page: 234
View: 3903
Storage virtualization has come of age, offering IT professionals powerful new ways to simplify infrastructure, streamline management, improve utilization, and reduce costs. Now, the author of the best-selling storage books IP SANs and Designing Storage Area Networks presents an up-to-the-minute, vendor-neutral overview of storage virtualization in all its forms.

    • Computers

Wide Area Network Design

Concepts and Tools for Optimization
Author: Robert S. Cahn
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9781558604582
Category: Computers
Page: 441
View: 6237
The new version (0.91) of Delite is now available for downloading. As the cost of building and upgrading complex, large-scale networks skyrockets, carefully crafted network designs become critical- a savings of as little as 5% in your network can amount to tens of thousands of dollars per month. Wide Area Network Design: Concepts and Tools for Optimization provides the information you need to tackle the challenges of designing a network that meets your performance goals within the cost constraints of your organization. If you are considering public service alternatives such as frame relay, designing your own network with the tools provided in this book will empower you to estimate cost savings and evaluate bids from competing carriers. Intended for network designers, planners, and architects, this book enables you to estimate traffic flows and requirements in your network and explains how to use various algorithms to design a network which must meets these requirements. The accompanying design tool, Delite, offers you the opportunity for hands-on experience with the design process. * Presents underlying design principles to help you understand emerging and future networking protocols and technologies * Provides cost and traffic generators for estimating these parameters in your network * Introduces the unique IncreMENTOR algorithm which can help avert disaster when the traffic flows in your network have changed

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Designing an IBM Storage Area Network

Author: IBM Redbooks,Jon Tate
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780738416366
Category: Computers
Page: 283
View: 8490

    • Business & Economics

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking

Author: Greg Schulz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439851743
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
View: 7789
The amount of data being generated, processed, and stored has reached unprecedented levels. Even during the recent economic crisis, there has been no slow down or information recession. Instead, the need to process, move, and store data has only increased. Consequently, IT organizations are looking to do more with what they have while supporting growth along with new services without compromising on cost and service delivery. Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking, by savvy IT industry veteran Greg Schulz, looks at converging IT resources and management technologies for facilitating efficient and effective delivery of information services, including enabling of Information Factories. Regardless of your experience level, Schulz guides you through the various technologies and techniques available for achieving efficient information services delivery. Coverage includes: Information services delivery model options and best practices Metrics for efficient E2E IT management Server, storage, I/O networking, and data center virtualization Converged and cloud storage services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) Data protection for virtual, cloud, and physical environments Data footprint reduction and data protection modernization High availability, business continuance, and disaster recovery This much-needed reference brings together technology themes and topics that are converging in IT and data center environments for enabling effective information services, in a practical and hype-free manner. When it comes to IT clouds and virtualization, you must look before you leap. This book will help you address the questions of when, where, with what, and how to leverage cloud, virtual, and data storage networking as part of your IT infrastructure. A video of Greg Schulz discussing his new book is featured on the CRC Press YouTube channel. Visit Slideshare to view a slide presentation based on the book.

    • Computers

Storage Networking Fundamentals

An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems
Author: Marc Farley
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9781587051623
Category: Computers
Page: 453
View: 1337
Unlike networking technology, where there is already a great deal of literature available, many professionals still need to understand the basic building blocks of storage networking. This book provides vendor-neutral, independent analysis and terminology.


Author: Ulf Troppen,Rainer Erkens,Wolfgang Muller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9788126518326
Page: 432
View: 1142
Market_Desc: The book provides basic application information key for systems administrators, database administrators and managers who need to know about the networking aspects of their systems. As well as systems architects, network managers, information management directors and decision makers.This book also supports applications for graduate students and other relevant courses in the field. Special Features: · Hot topic that will become increasingly important in the coming years· First book to focus on using rather than building storage networks, and how to solve problems· Looking beyond technology and showing the With CD benefits of storage networks· Covers fibre channel SAN, Network Attached Storage, iSCSI and InfiniBand technologies· Contains several case studies (e.g. the example of a travel portal, protecting a critical database)· Endorsed by the Storage Networking Industry Association· Written by very experienced professionals who tailored the book specifically to meet customer needs About The Book: The authors have hands-on experience of network storage hardware and software, they teach customers about concrete network storage products, they understand the concepts behind storage networks, and show customers how storage networks address their business needs. They know which questions their readers will ask and what they need to know to do their day-to-day job as efficiently as possible, both those with no SAN experience and those with SAN experience.

    • Computers

Computer networks

principles, technologies and protocols for network design
Author: Natalia Olifer,Victor Olifer
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470869826
Category: Computers
Page: 973
View: 9956
This is a comprehensive guide covering both the theory of basic networking technologies as well as practical solutions to networking problems. Networking concepts explained plainly with emphasis on how networks work together Practical solutions backed up with examples and case studies Balance of topics reflects modern environments Instructor and Student book site support including motivational courseware

    • Technology & Engineering

Network Infrastructure and Architecture

Designing High-Availability Networks
Author: Krzysztof Iniewski,Carl McCrosky,Daniel Minoli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470253517
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 526
View: 3503
A Comprehensive, Thorough Introduction to High-Speed Networking Technologies and Protocols Network Infrastructure and Architecture: Designing High-Availability Networks takes a unique approach to the subject by covering the ideas underlying networks, the architecture of the network elements, and the implementation of these elements in optical and VLSI technologies. Additionally, it focuses on areas not widely covered in existing books: physical transport and switching, the process and technique of building networking hardware, and new technologies being deployed in the marketplace, such as Metro Wave Division Multiplexing (MWDM), Resilient Packet Rings (RPR), Optical Ethernet, and more. Divided into five succinct parts, the book covers: Optical transmission Networking protocols VLSI chips Data switching Networking elements and design Complete with case studies, examples, and exercises throughout, the book is complemented with chapter goals, summaries, and lists of key points to aid readers in grasping the material presented. Network Infrastructure and Architecture offers professionals, advanced undergraduates, and graduate students a fresh view on high-speed networking from the physical layer perspective.

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The Holy Grail of Data Storage Management

Author: Jon William Toigo
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130130556
Category: Computers
Page: 322
View: 1872
1305E-9 "This is a great book at the right time . . . I found the book to be exactly what I was looking for and very well written." --Dr. David Spuler, Director of Advanced Research, BMC Software and Author, Enterprise Application Management with PATROL (1999) What Every Enterprise Needs to Know to Solve Its Data Deluge! Depending on the analyst one follows, corporate IT departments will spend between 75 and 90 cents of every dollar over the next five years on data storage products. The reason is simple: Companies are generating data at a phenomenal rate and increasing their requirements for data storage by 100 percent or more per year. In The Holy Grail of Data Storage Management, Jon William Toigo documents current trends in storage technology and shows IT executives exactly how to plan a comprehensive strategy for maximizing the availability, performance, and cost-effectiveness of enterprise storage. Discover how to: Map your storage strategy to long-term business goals and application data movement requirements Apply architectural, scalability, and investment protection criteria to every storage purchase Customize storage to key enterprise applications, including data warehousing, ERP, OLTP, and e-commerce Master the new skills needed to manage next-generation storage This vendor-neutral guide offers new insight into every next-generation storage technology: network attached storage (NAS), RAID array configurations, storage appliances, near on-line storage, Storage Area Networks (SANs), optical systems, and much more. If you're responsible for enterprise storage, planning, architecture, and/or distributed systems, you'll find this book absolutely indispensable. The Holy Grail of Data Storage Management is complemented by a new website, http: //www.stormgt.org, which provides useful, up-to-the-minute information on the fast-changing world of storage and storage management technology. See the Introduction for more details.

    • Computers

Building SANs with Brocade Fabric Switches

Author: Chris Beauchamp,Josh Judd,Benjamin F. Kuo
Publisher: Syngress Press
ISBN: 9781928994305
Category: Computers
Page: 450
View: 676
This practical guide to techniques necessary to integrate fibre-based switches to an IP-based network is designed for advanced-level administrators. Beginning with a detailed analysis of the benefits of implementing a SAN and an examination of the hardware and bandwidth requirements, this book proceeds to a discussion of the Brocade SilkWorm series of fibre channel switches and how the various switches are configured to connect a SAN with existing LANs.