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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: 9325
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!

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Storage Area Networks For Dummies


Author: Christopher Poelker,Alex Nikitin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470385138
Category: Computers
Page: 456
View: 5866
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!

Storage Area Networks For Dummies


Author: Christopher Poelker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9788126519804
Category:
Page: 456
View: 5751
The second edition of Storage Area Networks For Dummies covers the hot, new technologies that are revolutionizing SANs today, including Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FOE), iScsi, and data de-duplication.Part 1: SAN 101Chapter 1: The Storage Area NetworkChapter 2: SAN Building BlocksChapter 3: What makes a SAN GoChapter 4: What makes a SAN StopPart II: Designing and Building a SANChapter 5: Designing the SANChapter 6: SANs and Disaster RecoveryChapter 7: Putting it all togetherPart III: Using Advanced SAN FeaturesChapter 8: Networking SANsChapter 9: SAN-Based BackupChapter 10: Mirror, Mirror: Point-in-Time CopiesPart IV: SAN Management and TroubleshootingChapter 11: Approaches to SAN ManagementChapter 12: Troubleshooting SANsPart V: Understanding the Cool StuffChapter 13: Using Data De-Duplication to Lighten the LoadChapter 14: Continuous Data ProtectionChapter 15: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about VirtualizationPart VI: The Part of TensChapter 16: Ten reasons to use a SANChapter 17: Ten reasons NOT to Use a SAN

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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: 6213
* *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.

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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: 2806
Compares the architecture, management responsibilities, storage procedures, size, and reliability of the information storage and retrieval technologies.

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Networking For Dummies


Author: Doug Lowe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119257778
Category: Computers
Page: 456
View: 5119
The #1 bestselling beginner's guide to computer networking—now in a new edition Need networking know-how, but don't know where to turn? Run—don't walk—to the no-nonsense networking guidance offered in this friendly guide! Whether you're a networking administrator or an everyday computer user looking to set up a network in your home or office, Networking For Dummies seamlessly gets you connected with the basics and gives you the knowledge to work out whatever kinks may come your way—in no time. A network can make everything in your home or office run more smoothly and easily, but setting one up can be challenging for even the most computer-savvy people. Well, relax—this bestselling guide has you covered! Inside, you'll find step-by-step instructions on setting up and maintaining a network, working with broadband and wireless technologies, ensuring you're following best practices with storage and back-up procedures, building a wired or wireless network, and much more. Set up a network for all major operating systems Secure, optimize, and troubleshoot your network Create an intranet and use the Cloud safely Make sense of the latest updates to Windows 10 Don't let a thorny networking issue get the best of you! Heed the simple guidance in this friendly guide and effectively network your way to more effective shared data and resources.

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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: 3225
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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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: 4155
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 Network Performance Analysis


Author: Huseyin Simitci
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780764516856
Category: Computers
Page: 432
View: 8746
Features vendor-neutral coverage applicable to any storage network Includes a special case-study section citing real-world applications and examples The first vendor-neutral volume to cover storage network performance tuning and optimization Exacting performance monitoring and analysis maximizes the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of existing storage networks Meets the needs of network administrators, storage engineers, and IT professionals faced with shrinking budgets and growing data storage demands

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Networking All-in-One For Dummies


Author: Doug Lowe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118381009
Category: Computers
Page: 912
View: 8981
The bestselling guide for network administrators, fully updated for Windows 8 If you're responsible for a network, large or small, this book is your one-stop resource for all the essential details you need to know. Fully updated to cover Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, it features the latest on broadband technologies, storage, backup procedures, and all the current networking trends. Nine handy minibooks cover the basics, building a network, administration and security, TCP/IP and the Internet, wireless networking, mobile networking, Windows Server 2012, using other Windows servers, and managing Linux systems. A proven bestseller, with more than 111,000 copies sold in four previous editions Written by veteran IT expert Doug Lowe, who has more than 50 technology books to his credit Provides one-stop shopping for everything networking professionals need to keep large or small networks functioning efficiently Updated with the latest information on building and administering a network, security, wireless and mobile networking, using Windows servers, working with Linux systems, and much more Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition provides what network administrators need to know in a handy, easy-to-use reference.

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Data Storage Networking

Real World Skills for the CompTIA Storage+ Certification and Beyond
Author: Nigel Poulton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118915941
Category: Computers
Page: 600
View: 8994
Learn efficient ways to harness and manage your data storage networks Whether you're preparing for the CompTIA Storage+ exam or simply seeking a deeper understanding of data storage networks, this Sybex guide will help you get there. This book covers data storage from the basics to advanced topics, and provides practical examples to show you ways to deliver world-class solutions. In addition, it covers all the objectives of the CompTIA Storage+ exam (SG0-001), including storage components, connectivity, storage management, data protection, and storage performance. Focuses on designing, implementing, and administering storage for today's evolving organizations, getting under the hood of the technologies that enable performance, resiliency, availability, recoverability, and simplicity Covers virtualization, big data, cloud storage, security, and scalability as well as how storage fits in to the wider technology environments prevalent in today's cloud era Provides advice and real-world examples that storage administrators in the trenches can actually use An excellent study aid for the CompTIA Storage+ exam (SG0-001), covering all the exam objectives Data Storage Networking: Real World Skills for the CompTIA Storage+ Certification and Beyond provides a solid foundation for data storage administrators and a reference that can be consulted again and again.

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Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies


Author: Kevin Beaver,Peter T. Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118084926
Category: Computers
Page: 384
View: 4023
Become a cyber-hero - know the common wireless weaknesses "Reading a book like this one is a worthy endeavor toward becoming an experienced wireless security professional." --Devin Akin - CTO, The Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) Program Wireless networks are so convenient - not only for you, but also for those nefarious types who'd like to invade them. The only way to know if your system can be penetrated is to simulate an attack. This book shows you how, along with how to strengthen any weak spots you find in your network's armor. Discover how to: Perform ethical hacks without compromising a system Combat denial of service and WEP attacks Understand how invaders think Recognize the effects of different hacks Protect against war drivers and rogue devices

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VMware vSphere For Dummies


Author: Daniel Mitchell,Tom Keegan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118067355
Category: Computers
Page: 384
View: 5787
A plain-English guide to the market-leading virtualization and cloud computing technology With virtualization, a single server can host dozens or hundreds of virtual machines running a variety of operating systems, and even hook them together in a virtual network or cloud infrastructure. This practical guide shows you how to create a virtual system using the VMware VSphere environment. You'll find all the information you need to understand, design, and deploy one—without getting overwhelmed with technical detail. And once you’re up and running, this book is the perfect reference for maintenance and troubleshooting issues. Introduces you to virtualization and VMware’s virtualization/cloud computing technology, the most recent version is VMware vSphere Shows you how to design a vSphere environment Covers installation, deployment, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting Provides what IT managers and system administrators need to roll out their first virtualized or cloud infrastructure, or to get up to speed on VMware’s technology Get up and running on the cloud with VMware vSphere For Dummies!

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Virtualization For Dummies


Author: Bernard Golden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118051689
Category: Computers
Page: 384
View: 3937
Virtualization has become a “megatrend”—and for good reason. Implementing virtualization allows for more efficient utilization of network server capacity, simpler storage administration, reduced energy costs, and better use of corporate capital. In other words: virtualization helps you save money, energy, and space. Not bad, huh? If you’re thinking about “going virtual” but have the feeling everyone else in the world understands exactly what that means while you’re still virtually in the dark, take heart. Virtualization for Dummies gives you a thorough introduction to this hot topic and helps you evaluate if making the switch to a virtual environment is right for you. This fun and friendly guide starts with a detailed overview of exactly what virtualization is and exactly how it works, and then takes you on a tour of the benefits of a virtualized environment, such as added space in overcrowded data centers, lower operations costs through more efficient infrastructure administration, and reduced energy costs through server consolidation. Next, you’ll get step-by-step guidance on how to: Perform a server virtualization cost versus benefit analysis Weigh server virtualization options Choose hardware for your server virtualization project Create a virtualized software environment Migrate to—and manage—your new virtualized environment Whether you’re an IT manager looking to sell the idea to your boss, or just want to learn more about how to create, migrate to, and successfully manage a virtualized environment, Virtualization for Dummies is your go-to guide for virtually everything you need to know.

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Storage Area Network Fundamentals


Author: Meeta Gupta
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9781587050657
Category: Computers
Page: 301
View: 549
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.

STORAGE NETWORKS EXPLAINED: BASIC AND APPLICATIONS OF FIBRE CHANNEL SAN, NAS, ISCSI AND INFINIBAND


Author: Ulf Troppen,Rainer Erkens,Wolfgang Muller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9788126518326
Category:
Page: 432
View: 8550
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.

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CCNA Certification All-In-One For Dummies


Author: Silviu Angelescu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470635926
Category: Computers
Page: 1008
View: 8620
A complete preparation guide for the entry-level networking CCNA certification If you're planning to advance your career by taking the all-important Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), this is the study guide you need! Seven minibooks cover all the concepts and topics on which you'll be tested, covering the latest version of the exam. Each part of the exam is covered thoroughly in its own section, so you can readily find the information you want to study. Plenty of review questions help you prepare, and the companion CD-ROM includes the highly rated Dummies Test Engine so you can test your progress with questions based on exam content. The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is the entry-level certification for network professionals Seven minibooks in this guide cover Secure Device Manager, Virtual Private Networks, IPv6, 2960 Switches, Cisco Network Assistant, Advanced EIGRP and OSPF, and Introduction to Wireless Networks Covers the latest version of the exam, including the new voice, security and wireless components added in 2008 Packed with review questions to help you prepare Includes more security and troubleshooting information CD-ROM includes the popular Dummies Test Engine, an exclusive, fully customizable test-prep software package that features twice as many sample questions as the previous version CCNA Certification All-In-One For Dummies is the preparation guide you need to earn your CCNA certification. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Information Storage and Management

Storing, Managing, and Protecting Digital Information in Classic, Virtualized, and Cloud Environments
Author: EMC Education Services
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118236963
Category: Computers
Page: 528
View: 9163
The new edition of a bestseller, now revised and update throughout! This new edition of the unparalleled bestseller serves as a full training course all in one and as the world's largest data storage company, EMC is the ideal author for such a critical resource. They cover the components of a storage system and the different storage system models while also offering essential new material that explores the advances in existing technologies and the emergence of the "Cloud" as well as updates and vital information on new technologies. Features a separate section on emerging area of cloud computing Covers new technologies such as: data de-duplication, unified storage, continuous data protection technology, virtual provisioning, FCoE, flash drives, storage tiering, big data, and more Details storage models such as Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN), Object Based Storage along with virtualization at various infrastructure components Explores Business Continuity and Security in physical and virtualized environment Includes an enhanced Appendix for additional information This authoritative guide is essential for getting up to speed on the newest advances in information storage and management.

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Wireless Home Networking For Dummies


Author: Danny Briere,Hurley,Edward Ferris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052457
Category: Computers
Page: 408
View: 5008
Wireless home networks are better than ever! The emergence of new industry standards has made them easier, more convenient, less expensive to own and operate. Still, you need to know what to look for (and look out for), and the expert guidance you’ll find in Wireless Home Networks For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you ensure that your wire-free life is also a hassle-free life! This user-friendly, plain-English guide delivers all of the tips, tricks, and knowledge you need to plan your wireless home network, evaluate and select the equipment that will work best for you, install and configure your wireless network, and much more. You’ll find out how to share your Internet connection over your network, as well as files, printers, and other peripherals. And, you’ll learn how to avoid the “gotchas” that can creep in when you least expect them. Discover how to: Choose the right networking equipment Install and configure your wireless network Integrate Bluetooth into your network Work with servers, gateways, routers, and switches Connect audiovisual equipment to your wireless network Play wireless, multiuser computer games Establish and maintain your network’s security Troubleshoot networking problems Improve network performance Understand 802.11n Whether you’re working with Windows PCs, Mac OS X machines, or both Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 3rd Edition, makes it fast and easy to get your wireless network up and running—and keep it that way!