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Storage Networks Explained Basics and Application of Fibre Channel SAN, NAS, iSCSI,Infiniband and FCoE

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ISBN-10: 0470741430

ISBN-13: 9780470741436

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Rainer Erkens, Nils Haustein, Wolfgang M�ller-Friedt, Ulf Troppens, Rainer Wolafka

List price: $165.95
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This book covers the fundamentals of storage networks by showing how these technologies can best work together to meet current business requirements. The accessible chapters of the first edition of the book have been thoroughly updated.The book is divided into two parts. The first part explores foundation technologies for storage networks by considering intelligent disk subsystems, the second part of the book presents the applications that exploit the new infrastructure of storage networks Presents the fundamental technologies for storage networks and shows how these technologies help to meet current business requirements. Updates many of the aspects of the first edition, including new chapters on data archiving and business continuity. Covers fibre channel SAN (Storage Area Networks), Network Attached Storage, iSCSI (network protocol standard), DAFS (Direct Access File System) and InfiniBand technologies. Explains applications such as data mirroring, network backup, monitoring of storage networks, management of removable media and many more. Written by very experienced professionals who tailored the book specifically to meet customer needs.
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Book details

List price: $165.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 7/24/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 6.95" wide x 9.92" long x 1.44" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Troppens: Storage 2e - ToC from the first edition
About the Authors
Foreword
Foreword to the German
Preface by the Authors
List of Figures and Tables
Introduction
Server-Centric IT Architecture and its Limitations
Storage-Centric IT Architecture and its Advantages
Case Study: Replacing a Server with Storage Networks
The Structure of the Book
Technologies for Storage Networks 1
Intelligent Disk Subsystems
Architecture of Intelligent Disk Subsystems
Hard Disks and Internal I/O Channels
JBOD: Just a Bunch of Disks
Storage Virtualization using RAID
Different RAID Levels in Detail
Caching: Acceleration of Hard Disk Access
Intelligent Disk Subsystems
Availability of Disk Subsystems
Summary
I/O Techniques
The Physical I/O Path from the CPU to the Storage System
SCSI
The Fibre Channel Protocol Stack
Fibre Channel SAN
IP Storage
InfiniBand-based storage networks
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
Summary
File Systems and Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Local File Systems
Network File Systems and File Servers
Shared Disk File Systems
Comparison: NAS, Fibre Channel SAN and iSCSI SAN
Summary
Storage Virtualization
Once Again: Virtualization in the I/O Path
Limitations and Requirements
Definition of Storage Virtualization
Implementation Considerations
Storage Virtualization on Block or File Level
Storage Virtualization on Various Levels of the Storage Network
Symmetric and Asymmetric Storage Virtualization in the Network
Summary
Application and Management of Storage Networks
Application of Storage Networks
Definition of the Term 'Storage Network'
Storage Sharing
Availability of Data
Adaptability and Scalability of IT Systems
Summary
Network Back-up
General Conditions for Back-up
Network Back-up Services
Server Components
Back-up Clients
Performance Gains as a Result of Network Back-up
Performance Bottlenecks of Network Back-up
Limited Opportunities for Increasing Performance
Next Generation Back-up
Back-up of File Systems
Back-up of Databases
Organizational Aspects of Back-up
Summary
Management of Storage Networks
System Management
Requirements of Management Systems
Support by Management Systems
Management Interfaces
Standardized and Proprietary Mechanisms
In-band Management
Out-band Management
Operational Aspects of the Management of Storage Networks
Summary
Removable Media Management
The Significance of Removable Media
Removable Media
Libraries and Drives
Problems and Requirements Related to Removable Media Management
The IEEE 1244 Standard for Removable Media Management
Summary
The SNIA Shared Storage Model
The Model
Examples of Disk-Based Storage Architectures
Extension of the SNIA Shared Storage Model to Tape Functions
Examples of Tape-Based Back-Up Techniques and Architectures
Summary
Glossary
Annotated Bibliography
Proof of the Calculation of the Parity Block of RAID 4 and 5
Checklist for the Management of Storage Networks
Applications
Monitoring
Availability
Performance
Scalability
Efficient use
Data
Availability
Performance
Data protection
Archiving
Migration
Data sharing
Security/access control
Resources
Inventory/asset management and planning
Monitoring
Configuration
Resource use
Capacity
Efficient resource utilization
Availability
Resource migration
Security
Network
Topology
Monitoring
Availability
Performance
Index