Storage Networks Explained: Basics and Application of Fibre Channel SAN, NAS, iSCSI and InfiniBand
"Storage Networks Explained has much to recommend it.... ararity in the literature of digital data storage – a completeexposition of both the base subject matter and its applications,which at the same time offers a level of readability making itsuitable as an introduction to the subject. Storage NetworksExplained is also flexible. It can be read cover-to-cover,browsed, or used as a reference. I recommend Storage NetworksExplained as an essential component of any active informationtechnology library."
&emdash;Paul Massiglia, Technical Director, VERITASSoftware Corporation
Storage networks will become a basic technology likedatabases or local area networks. According to market research, 70%of external storage devices will be connected via storage networksin 2003. The authors have hands-on experience of network storagehardware and software, they teach customers about concrete networkstorage products, they understand the concepts behind storagenetworks, and show customers how storage networks address theirbusiness needs.
Storage networks provide shared access to stored data frommultiple computers and servers, thus increasing storageefficiency and availability. They permit informationmanagement functions such as backup and recovery, data mirroring,disaster recovery, and data migration to be performed quickly andefficiently, with a minimum of system overhead.
This book explains how to use storage networks to fixmalfunctioning business processes, covering the technologies aswell as applications. A hot topic that will become increasinglyimportant in the coming years.
Provides basic application information key for systemsadministrators, database administrators and managers who need toknow about the networking aspects of their systems. As well assystems architects, network managers, information managementdirectors and decision makers.
Awarded Best System Administration Book 2005 by theLinux Journal