Special Edition Using Storage Area Networks

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Special Edition Using Storage Area Networks opens with an overview of the need for data storage in an enterprise environment, the different types of data storage devices, and existing data storage techniques. The authors build on that foundation with an exploration of the evolution of SAN, the various networking models and data-centric applications, a chapter dedicated to fiber channel, and practical solutions for centralized, heterogeneous, and high-speed data storage challenges. The second half delves into more practical applications of the SAN: designing, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting a SAN. It provides solutions for alternative SAN vendors, comparing SAN schemes for competitive products. The last chapter explores how SAN fits into the current Web scenario, and VI Architecture as a new system of cluster communications.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 189 x 232.4 x 21.3mm | 598.75g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special
  • w. figs.
  • 0789725746
  • 9780789725745

Table of contents

Introduction. This Book Is for You. How This Book Is Organized. Conventions Used in This Book.I. BASICS OF NETWORKING AND DATA STORAGE. 1. The Evolution of Storage Area Networks. Introducing Storage Area Networks. A Paradigm Shift in Networking Models. Data Storage Systems in a Network. Summary. Products Arena.2. Externalizing Storage Using Storage Area Networks. Components of Storage Area Networks. Transferring Data in a Storage Area Network. Summary. Products Arena.II. STORAGE AREA NETWORKS AND THIER COMPONENTS. 3. Storage Area Network Interfaces. Parallel Storage Area Network Interfaces. Serial Storage Area Network Interfaces. Storage Area Network Interfaces: A Comparative Study. Summary. Products Arena.4. Storage Area Network Interconnects. Introducing Interconnects. Modems. Repeaters. Bridges. Routers. Gateways. Hubs. Switches. Directors. Summary. Products Arena.5. Fibre Channel. Introducing Fibre Channel. Fibre Channel Architecture. Moving from SCSI to Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop. Fibre Channel Topology. Summary. Products Arena.6. Storage Area Network Fabrics. Introducing Fabrics. Switches. Ethernet Local Area Networks. The Transition from Half-Duplex to Full-Duplex Mode. SAN Topologies. Summary. Products Arena.III. DESIGNING, MANAGING, AND IMPLEMENTING STORAGE AREA NETWORKS. 7. Designing Storage Area Networks. Design Considerations for Storage Area Networks. SAN Applications. Design Methodology. Designing a SAN Topology. Building on Legacy Systems. Cost-Based SAN Design. RAID Selection. Summary. Products Arena.8. Implementing Storage Area Networks. SAN Implementation Guidelines. Implementing Backup Solutions. Data Replication: A Serverless Backup Technique. The Backup Topologies of Storage Area Networks. Implementing a High-Availability Plan. Virtualization in Storage Area Networks. Summary. Products Arena.9. Managing Storage Area Networks. The Whys and Hows of SAN Management. SAN Management Strategies. Managing a Storage Area Network at Different Levels. Summary. Products Arena.10. The Future of Storage Area Networks. Virtual Interface Architecture: The Future of Communications. Models of Data Transfer. Reliability Levels in VI. Managing Components of VI. The Role of SANs on the Web. Summary. Products Arena.IV. APPENDIXES. Appendix A. An Advanced Study of Virtual Interfaces. The Intricacies of Virtual Interface. Descriptor Processing Model. The Various States of Virtual Inter- face. Error-Handling Mechanisms. Guidelines for the VI Architecture Implementers.Appendix B. An Introduction to Available SAN Products. An Overview of SAN Products and SAN Software Solutions.Appendix C. Frequently Asked Questions. Appendix D. Glossary. Index.
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About NIIT

NIIT is a global IT services and IT training corporation. NIIT has over 4,900 employees spread across 37 countries and generated over $270 million in revenue in the financial year 2000. NIIT is actively involved in creating software solutions and learning solutions for markets worldwide. NIIT's software development procedure is controlled and managed through processes that are 100% ISO 9001-certified and assessed at SEI-CMM Level 5 for the maturity of our software processes ensuring high-quality solutions which are delivered on-time and on-budget. NIIT's client list includes Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, NETg, AT&T, Hitachi, Computer Associates, Red Hat, Oracle, Sony, Sun Microsystems, and Toshiba. NIIT pioneered IT education and training in 1982. NIIT trains over 350,000 career IT professionals through its network of over 2000 training centers in over 26 countries. NIIT has an alumni base of over 1.5 million IT professionals. NIIT has one of the world's largest learning content development facilities staffed with over 900 learning content development professionals. Over the years NIIT has developed a range of curricula for people with diverse requirements?from students seeking careers in computers, to IT professionals needing advanced training, to global corporate enterprises like Microsoft, Arthur Andersen, PeopleSoft, Computer Associates, Tivoli Systems, Sun Microsystems, The World Bank, Thomson Learning, Pearson Education, and Oracle who require end-to-end learning solutions.
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