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Introduction to Storage Area Networks


Author: Jon Tate,Pall Beck,Hector Hugo Ibarra,Shanmuganathan Kumaravel,Libor Miklas,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738442887
Category: Computers
Page: 300
View: 3492
The superabundance of data that is created by today's businesses is making storage a strategic investment priority for companies of all sizes. As storage takes precedence, the following major initiatives emerge: Flatten and converge your network: IBM® takes an open, standards-based approach to implement the latest advances in the flat, converged data center network designs of today. IBM Storage solutions enable clients to deploy a high-speed, low-latency Unified Fabric Architecture. Optimize and automate virtualization: Advanced virtualization awareness reduces the cost and complexity of deploying physical and virtual data center infrastructure. Simplify management: IBM data center networks are easy to deploy, maintain, scale, and virtualize, delivering the foundation of consolidated operations for dynamic infrastructure management. Storage is no longer an afterthought. Too much is at stake. Companies are searching for more ways to efficiently manage expanding volumes of data, and to make that data accessible throughout the enterprise. This demand is propelling the move of storage into the network. Also, the increasing complexity of managing large numbers of storage devices and vast amounts of data is driving greater business value into software and services. With current estimates of the amount of data to be managed and made available increasing at 60% each year, this outlook is where a storage area network (SAN) enters the arena. SANs are the leading storage infrastructure for the global economy of today. SANs offer simplified storage management, scalability, flexibility, and availability; and improved data access, movement, and backup. Welcome to the cognitive era. The smarter data center with the improved economics of IT can be achieved by connecting servers and storage with a high-speed and intelligent network fabric. A smarter data center that hosts IBM Storage solutions can provide an environment that is smarter, faster, greener, open, and easy to manage. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to SAN and Ethernet networking, and how these networks help to achieve a smarter data center. This book is intended for people who are not very familiar with IT, or who are just starting out in the IT world.


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Storage Area Network Fundamentals


Author: Meeta Gupta
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9781587050657
Category: Computers
Page: 301
View: 6927
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

Introduction to Storage Area Networks


Author: Jon Tate,Fabiano Lucchese,Richard Moore
Publisher: IBM.Com/Redbooks
ISBN: 9780738495569
Category: Computers
Page: 326
View: 2329

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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: 1168
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

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Storage Area Networks For Dummies


Author: Christopher Poelker,Alex Nikitin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470471340
Category: Computers
Page: 432
View: 1157
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!

    • Computer networks

Designing Storage Area Networks

A Practical Reference for Implementing Fibre Channel SANs
Author: Tom Clark
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0201615843
Category: Computer networks
Page: 202
View: 9164
You will also discover today's best methods for managing storage area networks and volumes, including new troubleshooting techniques."--Jacket.

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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: 6914
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.

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IP SANs

A Guide to ISCSI, IFCP, and FCIP Protocols for Storage Area Networks
Author: Tom Clark
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201752779
Category: Computers
Page: 288
View: 5118
IP SANS is a technical overview of the new IP-based storage area network solutions for the explosive growth in data storage requirements faced by today's modern businesses.

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Using SANs and NAS

Help for Storage Administrators
Author: Curtis Preston
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596001533
Category: Computers
Page: 205
View: 7074
Compares the architecture, management responsibilities, storage procedures, size, and reliability of the information storage and retrieval technologies.

    • Technology & Engineering

Storage Networks Explained

Basics and Application of Fibre Channel SAN, NAS, iSCSI, InfiniBand and FCoE
Author: Ulf Troppens,Rainer Erkens,Wolfgang Muller-Friedt,Rainer Wolafka,Nils Haustein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119965438
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 600
View: 8521
All you need to know about Storage Area Networks 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. Key features: 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.”

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Information Storage and Management

Storing, Managing, and Protecting Digital Information
Author: EMC Education Services
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470618337
Category: Computers
Page: 480
View: 3353
The spiraling growth of digital information makes the ISM book a "must have" addition to your IT reference library. This exponential growth has driven information management technology to new levels of sophistication and complexity, exposing a skills gap that challenge IT managers and professionals alike. The ISM book, written by storage professionals from EMC Corporation, takes an ‘open’ approach to teaching information storage and management, focusing on concepts and principles – rather that product specifics – that can be applied in all IT environments The book enables existing and aspiring IT professionals, students, faculty, and those simply wishing to gain deeper insight to this emerging pillar of IT infrastructure to achieve a comprehensive understanding of all segments of information storage technology. Sixteen chapters are organized into four sections. Advanced topics build upon the topics learned in previous chapters. Section 1, "Information Storage and Management for Today’s World": Four chapters cover information growth and challenges, define a storage system and its environment, review the evolution of storage technology, and introduce intelligent storage systems. Section 2, "Storage Options and Protocols": Six chapters cover the SCSI and Fibre channel architecture, direct-attached storage (DAS), storage area networks (SANs), network-attached storage (NAS), Internet Protocol SAN (IP-SAN), content-addressed storage (CAS), and storage virtualization. Section 3, "Business Continuity and Replication": Four chapters introduce business continuity, backup and recovery, local data replication, and remote data replication. Section 4, "Security and Administration": Two chapters cover storage security and storage infrastructure monitoring and management. The book’s supplementary web site provides up-to-date information on additional learning aids and storage certification opportunities.

    • 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: 8395
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.

    • Architecture

Distributed Storage Networks

Architecture, Protocols and Management
Author: Thomas C. Jepsen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470850206
Category: Architecture
Page: 314
View: 6319
The worldwide market for SAN and NAS storage is anticipated to growfrom US $2 billion in 1999 to over $25 billion by 2004. Asbusiness-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce matures,even greater demands for management of stored data willarise. With the rapid increase in data storage requirements in the lastdecade, efficient management of stored data becomes a necessity forthe enterprise. A recent UC-Berkeley study predicts that 150,000terabytes of disk storage will be shipped in 2003. Most financial,insurance, healthcare, and telecommunications institutions are inthe process of implementing storage networks that are distributedto some degree. For these institutions, data integrity is critical,and they will spend much time and money on planning. One of the primary obstacles to implementing a storage networkcited by enterprise IT managers is a lack of knowledge aboutstorage networking technology and the specific issues involved inextending a Storage Area Network (SAN) or Network Attached Storage(NAS) over the Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN) or Wireless AreaNetworks (WAN). Distributed Storage Networks : Architecture,Protocols and Management addresses the "terminology gap" betweenenterprise network planners and telecommunications engineers, whomust understand the transport requirements of storage networks inorder to implement distributed storage networks. Jepsencomprehensively provides IT managers, planners, andtelecommunications professionals with the information they need inorder to choose the technologies best suited for their particularenvironment. * Addresses a hot topic that will become increasingly important inthe coming years * Enables high-level managers and planners to make intelligentdecisions about network needs. * Includes example network configurations providing solutions totypical user scenarios * Fills the "terminology gap" between enterprise network managersand telecommunications engineers who must understand the transportrequirements of storage networks in order to implement distributedstorage area networks A fundamental resource for all network managers, planners andnetwork design engineers, as well as telecommunications engineersand engineering, computer science, and information technologystudents.

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The Essential Guide to Storage Area Networks


Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130935755
Category: Computers
Page: 567
View: 8087
A major new entry in the essential series which aims at distinguishing the hype from the reality of SANs.

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Cloud Computing

Theory and Practice
Author: Dan C. Marinescu
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 012404641X
Category: Computers
Page: 416
View: 8667
Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. Beginning with a discussion of parallel computing and architectures and distributed systems, the book turns to contemporary cloud infrastructures, how they are being deployed at leading companies such as Amazon, Google and Apple, and how they can be applied in fields such as healthcare, banking and science. The volume also examines how to successfully deploy a cloud application across the enterprise using virtualization, resource management and the right amount of networking support, including content delivery networks and storage area networks. Developers will find a complete introduction to application development provided on a variety of platforms. Learn about recent trends in cloud computing in critical areas such as: resource management, security, energy consumption, ethics, and complex systems Get a detailed hands-on set of practical recipes that help simplify the deployment of a cloud based system for practical use of computing clouds along with an in-depth discussion of several projects Understand the evolution of cloud computing and why the cloud computing paradigm has a better chance to succeed than previous efforts in large-scale distributed computing

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Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity


Author: Chwan-Hwa (John) Wu,J. David Irwin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466572140
Category: Computers
Page: 1336
View: 6559
If a network is not secure, how valuable is it? Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity takes an integrated approach to networking and cybersecurity, highlighting the interconnections so that you quickly understand the complex design issues in modern networks. This full-color book uses a wealth of examples and illustrations to effectively connect the principles of networks and networking protocols with the relevant cybersecurity issues. Get the Fundamentals of Internet Architecture and the Protocol Layers Organized into six parts, the book walks you through the fundamentals, starting with the way most people first encounter computer networks—through the Internet architecture. Part 1 covers the most important Internet applications and the methods used to develop them. Part 2 discusses the network edge, consisting of hosts, access networks, LANs, and the physical media used with the physical and link layers. Part 3 explores the network core, including packet/circuit switches, routers, and the Internet backbone, and Part 4 examines reliable transport and the management of network congestion. Learn about Malware and Security Systems Building on the concepts and principles, the book then delves into state-of-the-art cybersecurity mechanisms in Part 5. It reviews the types of malware and the various security systems, made up of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other components. Crucially, it provides a seamless view of an information infrastructure in which security capabilities are built in rather than treated as an add-on feature. The book closes with a look at emerging technologies, including virtualization and data center and cloud computing unified communication. Understand Cyber Attacks—and What You Can Do to Defend against Them This comprehensive text supplies a carefully designed introduction to both the fundamentals of networks and the latest advances in Internet security. Addressing cybersecurity from an Internet perspective, it prepares you to better understand the motivation and methods of cyber attacks and what you can do to protect the networks and the applications that run on them. Pedagogical Features The book’s modular design offers exceptional flexibility, whether you want to use it for quick reference, self-study, or a wide variety of one- or two-semester courses in computer networks, cybersecurity, or a hybrid of both. Learning goals in each chapter show you what you can expect to learn, and end-of-chapter problems and questions test your understanding. Throughout, the book uses real-world examples and extensive illustrations and screen captures to explain complicated concepts simply and clearly. Ancillary materials, including PowerPoint® animations, are available to instructors with qualifying course adoption.

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Upgrading and Repairing Networks


Author: Scott Mueller,Terry Ogletree,Mark Edward Soper
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132714761
Category: Computers
Page: 1024
View: 6996
Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition is the definitive guide for anyone with a network, from home networking enthusiasts to professional network administrators. The book explains network architectures and protocols using plain English and real-world examples, and gives valuable insight for fixing network problems. This updated edition includes the latest on network planning and design, and building a network using wired, wireless, or both technologies. It covers the latest updates in Windows XP Service Pack 2, as well as Gigabit Ethernet, virtual LANs, Bluetooth, WAP, security, firewalls, and VPN use.

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Network Storage

Tools and Technologies for Storing Your Company’s Data
Author: James O'Reilly
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0128038659
Category: Computers
Page: 280
View: 8712
Network Storage: Tools and Technologies for Storing Your Company’s Data explains the changes occurring in storage, what they mean, and how to negotiate the minefields of conflicting technologies that litter the storage arena, all in an effort to help IT managers create a solid foundation for coming decades. The book begins with an overview of the current state of storage and its evolution from the network perspective, looking closely at the different protocols and connection schemes and how they differentiate in use case and operational behavior. The book explores the software changes that are motivating this evolution, ranging from data management, to in-stream processing and storage in virtual systems, and changes in the decades-old OS stack. It explores Software-Defined Storage as a way to construct storage networks, the impact of Big Data, high-performance computing, and the cloud on storage networking. As networks and data integrity are intertwined, the book looks at how data is split up and moved to the various appliances holding that dataset and its impact. Because data security is often neglected, users will find a comprehensive discussion on security issues that offers remedies that can be applied. The book concludes with a look at technologies on the horizon that will impact storage and its networks, such as NVDIMMs, The Hybrid Memory Cube, VSANs, and NAND Killers. Puts all the new developments in storage networking in a clear perspective for near-term and long-term planning Offers a complete overview of storage networking, serving as a go-to resource for creating a coherent implementation plan Provides the details needed to understand the area, and clears a path through the confusion and hype that surrounds such a radical revolution of the industry

    • Computers

Modernizing Your IT Infrastructure with IBM b-type Gen 6 Storage Networking and IBM Spectrum Storage Products


Author: Deana Coble,Simone Bosisio,Lee Cockrell,Steve Guendert,Abilio Oliveira,Rodrigo Jungi Suzuki,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738442933
Category: Computers
Page: 128
View: 1223
This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the challenge that most data centers face when updating and modernizing their IT infrastructure. New business demands are driving new applications, joining, and creating in the digital world. A rich, meaningful digital experience is the key to effective engagement in today's integrated digital world. Companies are able to customize digital experiences for their employees with personalized, targeted content for fully connecting with customers, co-workers, and business partners in the most powerful and productive ways. To achieve this, a robust infrastructure is required. Speed of access to data is one of the most important factors. The development of the flash storage devices helped with the insatiable desire for data access speed, but even that is not enough for the most demanding uses. The needs of SAN switches, servers, and software defined infrastructure (SDI) technologies are all requiring more; therefore, the bigger picture needs to be wholly analyzed to build a balanced ecosystem. This publication can help you with planning for growth in your IT infrastructure. This publication explores the concept of modernization and considers important aspects of IT, such as SAN switches, storage systems, and software defined storage.