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: 4690
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.

    • 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: 7378
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.”

    • Computers

Using SANs and NAS

Help for Storage Administrators
Author: Curtis Preston
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596001533
Category: Computers
Page: 205
View: 1764
Compares the architecture, management responsibilities, storage procedures, size, and reliability of the information storage and retrieval technologies.

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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: 4328
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.

    • Computers

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: 2449
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.

    • Computers

Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals


Author: James Long
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 0133490556
Category: Computers
Page: 552
View: 8892
A comparative analysis of Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Fibre Channel in the context of SCSI Introduces network administrators to the requirements of storage protocols Explains the operation of network protocols to storage administrators Compares and contrasts the functionality of Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Fibre Channel Documents the details of the major protocol suites, explains how they operate, and identifies common misunderstandings References the original standards and specifications so you can get a complete understanding of each protocol Helps you understand the implications of network design choices Discusses advanced network functionality such as QoS, security, management, and protocol analysis Corporations increasingly depend on computer and communication technologies to remain competitive in the global economy. Customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, and e-mail are a few of the many applications that generate new data every day. Effectively storing, managing, and accessing that data is a primary business challenge in the information age. Storage networking is a crucial component of the solution to meet that challenge. Written for both storage administrators who need to learn more about networking and network administrators who need to learn more about storage, Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals is a concise introduction to storage networking protocols. The book picks up where Storage Networking Fundamentals left off by focusing on the networking protocols that underlie modern open systems: block-oriented storage networks. The first part of the book introduces you to the field of storage networking and the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model. The second part compares networked storage technologies, including iSCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface over IP) and Fibre Channel. It also examines in detail each of the major protocol suites layer-by-layer within the OSI reference model. The third part discusses advanced functionalities of these technologies, such as quality of service (QoS), load-balancing functions, security, management, and protocol analysis. You can read this book cover to cover or use it as a reference, directly accessing the particular topics of interest to you. “Storage networking is a critical concept for today’s businesses, and this book provides a unique and helpful way to better understand it. Storage networking is also continuously evolving, and as such this book may be seen as an introduction to the information technology infrastructures of the future.” —from the foreword by Claudio DeSanti, vice-chairman of the ANSI INCITS T11 Technical Committee

    • Computers

Storage Networks

The Complete Reference
Author: Robert Spalding
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 526
View: 2479
Discusses storage networks, covering architecture, devices, connectivity options, data organization methods, and the two major models: Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Networking.

    • Computers

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: 2484
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 For Dummies


Author: Christopher Poelker,Alex Nikitin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470385138
Category: Computers
Page: 456
View: 4143
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!

    • Business & Economics

Information Technology Project Management, 5th Edition


Author: Jack T. Marchewka
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118898206
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
View: 1469
The 5th Edition of Jack Marchewka's Information Technology Project Management focuses on how to create measurable organizational value (MOV) through IT projects. The author uses the concept of MOV, combined with his own research, to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle. The book's integration of project management and IT concepts provides students with the tools and techniques they need to develop in this field.

    • Computers

ISCSI

The Universal Storage Connection
Author: John L. Hufferd
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201784190
Category: Computers
Page: 346
View: 4309
Introduces iSCSI and describes the major elements of the technology and the relationshiop between iSCSI and its predecessors.

    • Computers

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: 2413
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

Networking Bible


Author: Barrie Sosinsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470543426
Category: Computers
Page: 912
View: 7020
Everything you need to set up and maintain large or small networks Barrie Sosinsky Networking Bible Create a secure network for home or enterprise Learn basic building blocks and standards Set up for broadcasting, streaming, and more The book you need to succeed! Your A-Z guide to networking essentials Whether you're setting up a global infrastructure or just networking two computers at home, understanding of every part of the process is crucial to the ultimate success of your system. This comprehensive book is your complete, step-by-step guide to networking—from different architectures and hardware to security, diagnostics, Web services, and much more. Packed with practical, professional techniques and the very latest information, this is the go-to resource you need to succeed. Demystify the basics: network stacks, bus architectures, mapping, and bandwidth Get up to speed on servers, interfaces, routers, and other necessary hardware Explore LANs, WANs, Wi-Fi, TCP/IP, and other types of networks Set up domains, directory services, file services, caching, and mail protocols Enable broadcasting, multicasting, and streaming media Deploy VPNs, firewalls, encryption, and other security methods Perform diagnostics and troubleshoot your systems

    • Computers

DISTRIBUTED OPERATING SYSTEMS

CONCEPTS AND DESIGN
Author: PRADEEP K. SINHA
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120313801
Category: Computers
Page: 764
View: 2444
The highly praised book in communications networking from IEEE Press, now available in the Eastern Economy Edition.This is a non-mathematical introduction to Distributed Operating Systems explaining the fundamental concepts and design principles of this emerging technology. As a textbook for students and as a self-study text for systems managers and software engineers, this book provides a concise and an informal introduction to the subject.

    • Computers

IBM Spectrum Scale Best Practices for Genomics Medicine Workloads


Author: Joanna Wong,Kevin Gildea,Kumaran Rajaram,Luis Bolinches,Monica Lemay,Piyush Chaudhary,Sandeep R. Patil,Ulf Troppens,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738456756
Category: Computers
Page: 64
View: 2846
Advancing the science of medicine by targeting a disease more precisely with treatment specific to each patient relies on access to that patient's genomics information and the ability to process massive amounts of genomics data quickly. Although genomics data is becoming a critical source for precision medicine, it is expected to create an expanding data ecosystem. Therefore, hospitals, genome centers, medical research centers, and other clinical institutes need to explore new methods of storing, accessing, securing, managing, sharing, and analyzing significant amounts of data. Healthcare and life sciences organizations that are running data-intensive genomics workloads on an IT infrastructure that lacks scalability, flexibility, performance, management, and cognitive capabilities also need to modernize and transform their infrastructure to support current and future requirements. IBM® offers an integrated solution for genomics that is based on composable infrastructure. This solution enables administrators to build an IT environment in a way that disaggregates the underlying compute, storage, and network resources. Such a composable building block based solution for genomics addresses the most complex data management aspect and allows organizations to store, access, manage, and share huge volumes of genome sequencing data. IBM SpectrumTM Scale is software-defined storage that is used to manage storage and provide massive scale, a global namespace, and high-performance data access with many enterprise features. IBM Spectrum ScaleTM is used in clustered environments, provides unified access to data via file protocols (POSIX, NFS, and SMB) and object protocols (Swift and S3), and supports analytic workloads via HDFS connectors. Deploying IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic StorageTM Server (IBM ESS) as a composable storage building block in a Genomics Next Generation Sequencing deployment offers key benefits of performance, scalability, analytics, and collaboration via multiple protocols. This IBM RedpaperTM publication describes a composable solution with detailed architecture definitions for storage, compute, and networking services for genomics next generation sequencing that enable solution architects to benefit from tried-and-tested deployments, to quickly plan and design an end-to-end infrastructure deployment. The preferred practices and fully tested recommendations described in this paper are derived from running GATK Best Practices work flow from the Broad Institute. The scenarios provide all that is required, including ready-to-use configuration and tuning templates for the different building blocks (compute, network, and storage), that can enable simpler deployment and that can enlarge the level of assurance over the performance for genomics workloads. The solution is designed to be elastic in nature, and the disaggregation of the building blocks allows IT administrators to easily and optimally configure the solution with maximum flexibility. The intended audience for this paper is technical decision makers, IT architects, deployment engineers, and administrators who are working in the healthcare domain and who are working on genomics-based workloads.

    • Computers

Mission-critical Network Planning


Author: Matthew Liotine
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781580535595
Category: Computers
Page: 414
View: 8165
Whether a terrorist attack, fiber cut, security breach, natural disaster or traffic overload, todayOCOs networks must be designed to withstand adverse conditions and provide continuous service. This comprehensive, leading-edge book reveals the techniques and strategies to help you keep enterprise data and voice networks in service under critical circumstances. You learn numerous ways to minimize single points of failure through redundancy and backups, and discover how to select the right networking technologies to improve survivability and performance."

    • 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: 6979
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.

    • Computers

High-Performance Big-Data Analytics

Computing Systems and Approaches
Author: Pethuru Raj,Anupama Raman,Dhivya Nagaraj,Siddhartha Duggirala
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331920744X
Category: Computers
Page: 428
View: 7237
This book presents a detailed review of high-performance computing infrastructures for next-generation big data and fast data analytics. Features: includes case studies and learning activities throughout the book and self-study exercises in every chapter; presents detailed case studies on social media analytics for intelligent businesses and on big data analytics (BDA) in the healthcare sector; describes the network infrastructure requirements for effective transfer of big data, and the storage infrastructure requirements of applications which generate big data; examines real-time analytics solutions; introduces in-database processing and in-memory analytics techniques for data mining; discusses the use of mainframes for handling real-time big data and the latest types of data management systems for BDA; provides information on the use of cluster, grid and cloud computing systems for BDA; reviews the peer-to-peer techniques and tools and the common information visualization techniques, used in BDA.

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IBM Software-Defined Storage Guide


Author: Larry Coyne,Joe Dain,Eric Forestier,Patrizia Guaitani,Robert Haas,Christopher D. Maestas,Antoine Maille,Tony Pearson,Brian Sherman,Christopher Vollmar,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738457051
Category: Computers
Page: 158
View: 4338
Today, new business models in the marketplace coexist with traditional ones and their well-established IT architectures. They generate new business needs and new IT requirements that can only be satisfied by new service models and new technological approaches. These changes are reshaping traditional IT concepts. Cloud in its three main variants (Public, Hybrid, and Private) represents the major and most viable answer to those IT requirements, and software-defined infrastructure (SDI) is its major technological enabler. IBM® technology, with its rich and complete set of storage hardware and software products, supports SDI both in an open standard framework and in other vendors' environments. IBM services are able to deliver solutions to the customers with their extensive knowledge of the topic and the experiences gained in partnership with clients. This IBM RedpaperTM publication focuses on software-defined storage (SDS) and IBM Storage Systems product offerings for software-defined environments (SDEs). It also provides use case examples across various industries that cover different client needs, proposed solutions, and results. This paper can help you to understand current organizational capabilities and challenges, and to identify specific business objectives to be achieved by implementing an SDS solution in your enterprise.

    • Computers

IBM Converged Switch B32


Author: Jon Tate,Shanmuganthan Kumaravel,Jose Rodriguez Ruibal,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738435333
Category: Computers
Page: 218
View: 5195
This IBM® Redbooks® document introduces the IBM Converged Switch B32. This switch supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Fibre Channel, Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), and traditional Ethernet protocol connectivity for servers and storage. FCoE is a new protocol that can expand Fibre Channel into the Ethernet environment, and it helps to combine and leverage the advantages of two technologies, Fibre Channel protocol and Ethernet. Features of the IBM Converged Switch B32 include: A 32-port multiprotocol switch for server I/O consolidation Enterprise-class availability for business continuance Improved return on investment and investment protection Fabric security for mission-critical information In the related publication An Introduction to Fibre Channel over Ethernet, and Fibre Channel over Convergence Enhanced Ethernet, REDP-4493 we introduce FCoE and CEE concepts.