This comprehensive guide helps you stay on top of storage networking innovations while understanding the realities of storage networks in the data center. Use the essential concepts of storage networks including architecture, devices, connectivity options, and data organization methods to design and apply comprehensive and successful storage solutions.
Learn to work with the two major models-NAS (Network Attached Storage) and SAN (Storage Area Networking)-and their integration with IP, RAID storage architectures, and virtualization basics. Whether you're a network engineer, application designer, or IT executive, discover this useful reference to understand, plan, and maintain a storage network.
Plan, install, and manage a successful storage network
Analyze network file systems, volume managers, and database storage challenges used in storage networks
Understand the realities of data protection and backup/recovery techniques using storage networks
Compare reliability and performance by reviewing the potential and limitations of storage component technologies
Integrate storage networking solutions with structured and unstructured data using example data center models
Consider the best options for using disk, tape, and optical media with storage networks
Overcome the challenges and limitations of storage networks using relational database systems and existing LAN/WAN networks
Learn I/O workload planning and estimate your storage networking capacities and requirements