Essential Guide to Storage Area Networks and Essential Guide to Computer Data Storage Package

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For every computer science course involving data storage, enterprise architecture, and/or IT management.

Data storage is rapidly becoming the leading cost item in IT infrastructure, and effective data storage architecture and decision-making has become crucial to the effective management of today's enormous databases and data-driven applications. This package brings together two comprehensive guides to enterprise data storage: Essential Guide to Storage Area Networks and Essential Guide to Computer Data Storage, giving students practical, up-to-the-minute insight into every data storage option, from today's "low end" to tomorrow's IP SANs.
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  • Mixed media product
  • 66 x 234 x 63.5mm | 1,940g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130357367
  • 9780130357366

Table of contents


1. SANs Fundamentals.

But What is a SANReally? Network Attached Storage (NAS). SAN Attached Storage (SAS). SAN Interfaces. SAN Interconnects. SAN Fabrics. Building a SAN. Why Are SANs Important? SAN Applications. Types of SAN Operating Systems Software and Hardware Components. Sharing Data in a SAN. The Case for SAN Hardware. SAN Market Demand and Projections by Region and Country. Evolution of the SAN Market. The Value of Information. The Business Information Landscape Today. Preparing for Storage Area Networking. The Challenge of Implementing SAN Technology. The Storage Networking Management Vision. From Here. End Notes.

2. Types of SAN Technology.

FC-AL: A First Step. SAN Setbacks. Technology and Configuration. High Scalability and Flexibility. Web Service Scaling Factors. Current Web Server Practice. Storage in the Web Server Plant. Revisiting the SAN. SANs for Web Servers: A Scalable Alternative. Technology Platform, Techniques, and Alternatives. How the GTA Did It. Scenarios. Other Scenarios. Breaking Tradition in Video Distribution. Purely Analog Video. The Introduction of Digital to Video. The Video Creation and Manipulation Workstation. A Faster Network. Push versus Pull. SANs in Video. SAP R/3 Storage Management. Environment Setup. Split Mirror Backup. Split Mirror Backup Process. Process Automation. Suspension of Application Writes. Recovery. From Here. End Notes.

3. Standards.

Like Ethernet, SANs Standards Are Evolving. A Phased Approach. Getting to the Third Phase. Other Players. The Future of SAN Standards. From Here. End Notes.

4. Types of Vendor and SANs Service Providers.

SAN Self-Service. The Interoperability Labs. The Turnkey Solution. Service Provider Outsourcing. Multiple Computer Platforms High-Speed Data Sharing. Deficiency of LAN Solutions. The SAN Revolution. True SAN-Based Data Sharing. The Future Is Sharing. Indirect Channel Opportunity. The Changing Role of the Channel. Drivers of Storage Market Growth. Identifying and Creating Opportunities in the SAN Market. Storage Suppliers Respond to Growing Customer Demand. Sharing Information. SANs Are Not a New Technology. Translating SANs into Opportunity for Partners. Business Value of SAN. Overcoming Users' Concerns about SANs. What SANs Mean to the Channel: Road Map for Exploiting SAN Opportunities. Building Up to SAN. Choosing a SAN Supplier. IBM Business Partners: Opportunities in Storage Area NetworksThe Sum is Greater than the Whole. Multivendor Enterprise Storage Area Networks End-to-End Services. Storage Management Challenges. Networked Storage: The New Paradigm. Implementation Challenges. A Service-Driven SAN Strategy, from IBM. Storage Subsystems for Video Services. Related Work. Overview. Storage Server Requirements. Storage Subsystem Requirements. User and Storage Area Network Requirements. Software Requirements. The Basic Server Configuration. The Disk Subsystem. The Video Storage Server. Server Memory Requirements. Server Processing Requirements. Multiple Server Configurations. The Server Interconnect Problem: A Case for Fibre Channel. Is There an SSP in Your Future? From Here. End Notes.

5. Providing SAN Scalability and High Availability.

The Increased Need for Higher Availability. High-Level Availability Objectives. System Availability through Redundancy. Applications. Servers and Host Bus Adapters. Storage. Mirroring. Switches. Networking in the Fabric. Meshed Tree Topology for Switches. A Single Fabric with Dual Connectivity. A Dual Fabric with Dual Connectivity. Reliability Calculations for Single and Dual Fabrics. Zoning. Fabric Management. The Key to High Availability. From Here. End Notes.

6. SAN Design Issues.

Fibre Channel Topologies. Customer Selection of Fibre Channel Products. Designing Storage Networks. Application Requirements. Protocol Support. Cable Plant. Distance between Devices. Number of Devices. Accommodation of Legacy Devices. Anticipated Growth. Traffic Volumes. Departmental Segmentation. Redundancy. Disaster Recovery. SNMP Management. Cost/Performance Ratio. Design It and They Will Come. SAN Story. End-User Education. SAN-to-SAN Connectivity. Cost Considerations. SAN Software. OEM Involvement. From Here. End Notes.

7. Cost Justification and Consideration.

Financial Impact of a SAN. Capital Savings. Backup Savings. Data Management. Justification of SAN Operating Costs. Financial Considerations and Acquisitions. Mission-Critical. The Middle Road. The Value Approach. Final Decision. Acquisitions. From Here. End Notes.

8. Standards Design Issues.

Designing Distributed SAN Standards. Driving Forces behind Infiniband Technology Adoption. Revolutionizing Internet Data Centers. SAN Standard Design Implications. IDC View of Infiniband. Postscript. New Storage Standards Design Issues. IP Debate Heating Up. Industry Unity over Standards? Customer Considerations. No Winning Protocol Likely. From Here. End Notes.

9. Architectural Design Considerations.

Traditional Captive Storage Architecture. SAN Architecture. Interface Comparison. SAN's Shared Storage versus Traditional Captive Storage. Availability/Reliability. Performance. Configuration Flexibility. Cost. From Here. End Note.

10. Implementation of Plan Development.

Scalability. How Available Is It? Security Issues. How Easy Is Management? Minimizing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Thinking Strategically. Disaster Recovery Plan. Data Explosion. Platform Proliferation. Restoration is the Issue. Mirror, Mirror. No Panaceas. How to Make SANs a Reality in Your Environment with Your Infrastructure. Internet-Based Water Exchange Pours Resources into a SAN Infrastructure. Preparing for a SAN. Making the Decision for a SAN? Planning and Designing a SAN. Getting Help. Going Live with a SAN. From Here. End Notes.

11. Virtual Storage Area Networks Planning Techniques: Making the Web Mission-Critical.

No Standards Yet. SAN Clustering Technologies. Traditional IP Clustering and SANs. Storage Clusters. The Global File System. Shared GFS Root File Systems. Storage Clusters and Centralized Storage. SAN Virtualization Architectural Planning Guidelines. Virtualization Schemes. Selection Criteria. Back to the Choices. Ensuring that Your Storage Virtualization Doors are Never Closed. What is True Storage Virtualization? The Ability to Stripe across and Utilize All Available Space. The Ability to Centrally Manage and Share Storage. Nonvirtualized versus Virtualized Storage in the Real World. Nonvirtualized Storage and True Storage Virtualization. A Better Solution: True Storage Virtualization. From Here. End Notes.

12. Testing Techniques.

Physical Layer Testing. Application Layer Testing. Management Layer Testing. Why Use SAN Testing? SANmark Revision "A" Test Suite. The Role of the SANmark Revision "A" Test. Other Testing Technology. From Here. End Notes.

13. Installation and Deployment.

Look to Your Applications. Prepare for the Future. How to Deploy a SAN. Expanding Storage the SAN Way. A Packaged Solution. Using HSM Technology. Getting Started on SAN. Start with Hubs. Link Hubs to a Fibre Channel Switch. Big Switch Phase. The Next Phase of SAN Deployment: Storage Switch Technology. What's Driving SAN Evolution? The Storage Switch: A Simple, Cost-Effective Approach to SAN Switching. Applying Storage Switch in the SAN: One-Tier SAN. Industry Validation of the Storage Switch. Putting Data to Work for E-Business in SAN Installation and Deployment. The Changing Environment. The Challenges. The Promise of SANs. From Here. End Notes.

14. Certification of SAN Performance.

SAN Testing and Troubleshooting. Documenting and Testing SANs. FSM Performance. Direct FSM Advantages. Scalability. Performance Results. Test Configuration. Performance Data. Certifying SAN Performance. From Here. End Notes.

15. Management of Storage Area Networks.

Data Management Solution. The Growing Need for More Efficient Information Management. The Advantages of a SAN Infrastructure. Greater Data Protection for Improved Backup and Recovery. More Efficient Utilization of IT Resources through Server and Storage Consolidation. Advanced Scalability and Manageability. Business Continuance through High Availability. Remote Disaster Recovery Capabilities. A Strategic Technology for the Future. Virtual Storage Area Networks. Requirements for Storage and Access. Possible Answer: SmartStor InfiNet. The Benefits of InfiNet. Return on Investment. Indirect Business Value: Customer Satisfaction for E-Business. How Does InfiNet Work? Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop: A Management Strategy. When is Management Required? Management Definitions: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). General Issues in Arbitrated Loop Management. Device Management. Problem Detection. Problem Isolation. Recovery. Predictive Management. From Here. End Notes.

16. Ongoing Maintenance.

The Facts about SAN Software. Increasing Efficiency in the Prepress Market. The Problem of Performance. Storage Area Networks. The Power to Share. File Sharing of a LAN at the Speed of a SAN. A Mix of Operating Systems. A Slightly Different Workflow. From Here. End Notes.

17. Standards Development.

SAN Management Standards. Managing the Infrastructure. The Future of SAN Standards. Standards Wars: The Contenders. Standards Depend on the Customer. Two Gigabits and Beyond. From Here. End Notes.

18. High Availability Business Systems: The Role of SANs.

The Causes of Data Unavailability. Cost Trade-offs. High Availability Objectives. The SAN. The Single Building. The Campus Cluster. The Metro Cluster. From Here. End Notes.

19. SAN Solutions for Considerations.

Solutions to Making a SAN Work. Making SAN Work. Enterprise SAN Solutions. SAN Solutions for Consolidation. SAN Solutions for Sharing. Share Storage, File Systems, and Files. SAN Solutions for Disaster Tolerance. Clustering to Achieve True Availability. Storage Management Solutions: The Vision. Holo-Vision Storage Management Solutions of the Future. From Here. End Notes.

20. Role of SANs in Computer Forensics.

Evidence Collection. Securing the Computer Evidence. Forensic Analysis. Reconstructing Past Events. Becoming a Digital Detective. Frankenstein. Beauty is More than Skin Deep. What's Going On? Looking for Things. From Here. End Notes.

21. Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations.

The Storage Network behind the Server. The Problem: Limitations Loom over Surge of Data. Fibre Channel: The Open SAN Solution. High Bandwidth. Server and Storage Scalability. Modular Connectivity. High Availability and Fault Tolerance. Manageability. Ease of Integration. Total Cost of Ownership. Advanced Application Capabilities. SAN Future. Great Uses for Fibre Channel. Advancements. Service Differentiation. Return-on-Investment (ROI) Business Case. Storage Enters the Third Dimension: Where No SAN has Gone Before. Storage Goes Holographic. Advanced System from NASA. End Notes.

Appendix: Online Storage Management Checklist.
Appendix: List of Top SANs Implementation and Deployment Companies.
Appendix: SAN Product Offerings.
Appendix: SAN Storage.
Appendix: SAN Software.
Appendix: End Notes.
Appendix: Standards for SANs.
Appendix: SNIA Initiatives.

Initial Open SAN Solutions. Streamlined Customer Support. Next Steps by the SNIA. Setting a New Standard for SANs. How iSCSI Works. Development Milestones. Potential iSCSI Roadblocks. SCSI versus Fibre Channel Storage.

Appendix: SCSI.

Fibre Channel. End Notes. List of Miscellaneous SAN Resources.

Appendix: Fibre Channel.

Industry Associations. Miscellaneous SAN Resources. SCSI. Vendors. Enterprise Messaging. Partnerships. Storage Resource Management. Fibre Channel. Miscellaneous Announcements.


1. Introduction.

Brief History of Information Storage Technology. Early Storage Technologies. Storage of Sound. Computer Data Storage. Basic Concepts. The Modern Computer. Memory and Storage. Binary System. Bits, Bytes, and Beyond. Storage Capacity Definitions. Digital and Analog Signals. Analog versus Digital. Analog-to-Digital Conversion. Data Sampling and Undersampling. Anti-Aliasing Filter Design. Data Quantization and Encoding. Data Transmission. Error Detection and Correction.

2. Computer Interfaces.

Introduction. Interface Speed Summary. Data Transmission: Serial versus Parallel. Serial Interface. Parallel Interface. IDE, EIDE, UDMA or ATA, and ATAPI. ATA-2 (or Fast ATA or EIDE Enhanced IDE). Apple-ATA. ATA-3 (or Fast ATA or EIDE Enhanced IDE). ATAPI. ATA/ATAPI-4 (Ultra ATA, UDMA, or ATA-33). ATA/ATAPI-5 (or ATA-66, Ultra ATA-66, or Ultra DMA-66). ATA/ATAPI-6 (or ATA-100 or Ultra ATA-100). The Future of ATA. PC Card Interface (former PCMCIA). Universal Serial Bus (USB). USB Hubs. Connectors and Cables. USB OS Support. USB 2.0. USB versus Serial and Parallel Interface. IEEE 1394 FireWire. Basic Architecture. Basic Design. USB 1.1 versus IEEE 1394 FireWire. Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI). Initiator and Target. SCSI-1. SCSI-2. SCSI-3. Single-Ended and Differential SCSI. Termination. SCSI versus IDE/ATA. SCSI versus USB and IEEE 1394 FireWire. Future of SCSI. Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL). Basic Terms. Topology: Point-to-Point Connection. Arbitrated Loop. Fabric. FC Architecture. Frames. Cables and Connectors. FC Summary. SSA (Serial Storage Architecture). Interface Summary.

3. Magnetic Recording Storage Systems.

Introduction. Basic Principles of Magnetic Recording. Magnetic Materials and Hysteresis Loop. Density of Recording. Reading Data with Inductive Heads. Data Reading: Magnetoresistive (MR) Heads. Recording or Writing Data. Data Encoding. PRML (Partial Response Maximum Likelihood). Limits of Magnetic Recording: Superparamagnetism. Hard Disk Drive. Introduction. Drive Manufacturers. HDD Technology. Basic Drive Design. Physical Drive Dimensions and Performance. Basic Drive Concepts. Formatting. File System. Drive Interface. Drive Capacity Choice. Drive's RPM: The Need for Speed. Drive Installation. Understanding the HDD Specification. Removable Magnetic Storage. Floppy Disk 1.44 MB. HiFD 1.44/200 MB. Superdisk (LS-120) 1.44/120 MB. Zip Drive 100/250 MB. Jaz Drive. Orb Drive. Iomega Clik! 40 MB Drives. External Hard Disk Drives. Summary. Magnetic Storage on Tape. Introduction. Brief History of Magnetic Tape Storage. Tape Storage Technology. Tape Media Technology. Popular Tape Storage Technologies. Summary.

4. Optical Storage.

Introduction. The History of Optical Storage. Basic Optics for Optical Storage Systems. Lens and Light Focusing. Diffraction Grating. Light Polarization. Beam-splitter. Light Collimator. The Laser Diode. Detector Arrays. Limitations of the Optical Data Storage. Compact Disc (CD). Introduction. CD: Basic Design. Data Encoding. Making a CD. Spin Rates and Data Transfer Rate. Interfaces. TrueX Multibeam CD/DVD Technology. Recordable CD (CD-R). ReWritable CD (CD-RW). CD Performance Comparison. Understanding the CD Drive's Specifications. DVD. Introduction. DVD Formats. DVD Configurations and Basic Design. DVD-R and DVD-RW or RAM. DVD-ROM. DVD-Video and DVD-Audio. Red Laser versus Blue Laser. Performance Comparison. Understanding the DVD Drive Specification.

5. Magneto-Optical Storage Systems.

Introduction. Basics of MO Recording. Basics of MO Reading. MO System: Basic Design. Direct Overwrite (DOW). Magnetically Induced Super Resolution (MSR). Understanding MO Drive Specifications.

6. Nonvolatile Solid-State Memory.

Introduction. Basics of Semiconductor Memory Technology. Semiconductors. Bipolar Junction Transistor. MOSFET (Meta-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor). Computer Random Access Memory (RAM). DRAM (Dynamic RAM). Cache. Level-1 Cache. Level-2 Cache. Computer Memory Chips. Flash memory. Basics of Flash Memory Technology. Flash Memory Cards. NOR. NAND. DINOR (Divided Bit-Line NOR). AND. Flash Memory Card Formats. SmartMedia. CompactFlash. Miniature Card. Serial Flash Module. MultiMediaCard. Memory Stick. Solid-State Hard Disk Drives. Summary.

7. New Applications of Storage Devices.

MP3 players. MP3 Player with Built-in Flash Memory and External SmartMedia Memory Card. MP3 Player with Memory Stick. MP3 Player with a Clik! MP3 Player with Magnetic Hard Disk Drive. Mobile Phone/MP3 Player. Digital Camera/MP3 Player. Digital Cameras. Digital Camera with Solid-State Memory. Digital Camera with a Hard Disk Drive. Digital Camera in a Watch. Digital Camera with Multiple Recording Media. Digital Camera with a Memory Stick. Solid-State Memory-to-Floppy Disk Adapter. Digital Camera with a Clik! Digital Camera with a CD-R. Personal Digital Assistants (PDA). Palm Pilot VIIx. Sony CLI? with a Memory Stick. TRGpro with the CompactFlash Expansion Slot. HP Jornada 548: Powered by PocketPC OS. HP Jornada 720: Handheld PocketPC. Personal Video Recorder. Basic Design.

8. Storage on the Web.

Introduction. Internet Speed and Connections. Modems. Broadband Internet: xDSL. ADSL (Asymmetrical DSL). Other DSL Technologies. What is Your Connection Speed? Data Storage on the Web: Case Studies. On-line Backup. On-line Backup, Exchange, and Virtual Offices.

9. SAN, NAS, and RAID Fundamentals.

Storage Networking. Introduction. Fundamentals of NAS (Network Attached Storage). Fundamentals of SAN (Storage Area Network). SAN vs. NAS. RAID (Redundant Array of Independent or Inexpensive Drives). RAID Functions. RAID Levels. Data Availability. RAID Performance Characteristics. Hot-Spare Drives. Extended Data Availability and Protection (EDAP). New RAID Classification.

10. Data Loss and Recovery.

Introduction: Why it Happens. Poor Handling. Manufacturing Defects. How to Prevent Data Loss. Software for Data Protection and Recovery. AntiVirus Software. Backup Software. Diagnostics, Analysis, and Recovery. What to Do if the Disaster Already Happened. Floppy Disks. Removable Media Magnetic Storage. Magnetic Hard Disk Drive. CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD. Data Recovery Services.

11. How to Choose or Upgrade Your DVD, HDD, or CD-ROM.

Interface. What is Interface? What Kind of Interfaces are There? What is My Interface of Choice? Hard disk drive. What is the Hard Disk Drive? Who are the Main Manufacturers of Hard Disk Drives? What is the Price Range I Should be Looking For? What HDD Interface Should I Choose: IDE, EIDE, ATA, UDMA, ATA-33, ATA-66, ATA-100, SCSI, USB, Parallel, etc.? 310 What are the Main Performance Parameters to Look For? What Other Parameters Should I Consider before Buying a Drive? How Many Drives Can I Install on My Computer? Is There Any Capacity Limitation for the Drive? Can I Use the Same Drive for Desktop and for Laptop Computers? Removable magnetic storage. What is the Removable Magnetic Storage? Who are the Main Manufacturers of Removable Magnetic Storage Devices? What Type of Removable Magnetic Storage Should I Buy? What is the Price Range I Should be Looking For? What Interface Type Should I Select: ATAPI, SCSI, Parallel, USB, or FireWire? What are the Main Performance Parameters to Look For? What are Other Parameters Should I Consider? Can I Use the Same Drive for Desktop and for Laptop Computers? CD, CD-R, and CD-RW. What is CD, CD-R, and CD-RW? Who are the Main Manufacturers of CD Drives? What Type of CD Storage Should I Buy? What is Spin Rate? How to Understand the Markings of CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW. What is the Price Range I Should be Looking For? What Interface Should I Choose: ATAPI, SCSI, parallel, or USB? Should I Buy Internal, External, Single-Disc, or Jukebox? What are the Main Performance Parameters to Look For? What Other Parameters Should I Consider before Buying the Drive? How Many CD Drives Can I Install on My Computer? Can I Use the Same CD Drive for Desktop and for Laptop Computers? What is a DVD? Who are the Main Manufacturers of DVD? What Type of DVD Storage Should I Buy? What is the Price Range I Should be Looking For? What Interface Should I Choose: EIDE, SCSI, or FireWire? What are the Main Performance Parameters to Look For? What Other Parameters Should I Consider before Buying a DVD Drive? How Many DVD Drives Can I Install on My Computer? Can I Use the Same DVD Drive for Desktop and for Laptop Computers? Magnetic Tape Drive What is Magnetic Tape Storage? What Type of Tape Storage Should I Look For? Who are the Main Manufacturers of Tape Storage? What is the Price Range I Should be Looking For? What Interface Should I Choose: Parallel, Floppy, IDE/ATAPI, or SCSI What are the Main Performance Parameters to Look For? What Other Parameters Should I Consider Before Buying a Drive? How Many Tape Drives Can I Install on My Computer? Web Storage Alternatives What is Web Storage? Who are the Main Providers of Web Storage? How do I Choose the Right Service Provider? What is the Price Range I Should be Looking For? What are the Main Performance Parameters to Look For? Can I Access this Data from Another Computer or Another Location?
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