Essential Guide to Storage Area Networks / Edition 1

Essential Guide to Storage Area Networks / Edition 1

by John R. Vacca
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130935751

ISBN-13: 2900130935754

Pub. Date: 11/12/2001

Publisher: Pearson Education

  • The up-to-the-minute SAN guide for every decision-maker
  • Concepts, standards, applications, vendors, ROI, and much more
  • Planning, design, architecture, deployment, testing, performance, maintenance, and more
  • In-depth coverage of SAN applications in high-availability mission-critical systems
  • IP-based SANs

Overview

  • The up-to-the-minute SAN guide for every decision-maker
  • Concepts, standards, applications, vendors, ROI, and much more
  • Planning, design, architecture, deployment, testing, performance, maintenance, and more
  • In-depth coverage of SAN applications in high-availability mission-critical systems
  • IP-based SANs and other emerging technologies

Reliable, cost-effective SANs: an up-to-the-minute briefing for every decision-maker.

SANs enable companies to manage accelerating amounts of data far more effectively, but their reputation for complexity has deterred many companies from deploying them. Now, there's a readable, up-to-the-minute guidebook designed to help business and IT professionals understand SAN technology, make intelligent decisions, and derive maximum business advantage from SANs—starting right now. Leading network consultant John Vacca covers the entire SAN lifecycle, from planning and strategy to implementation and day-to-day administration. Coverage includes:

  • SANs: what they are and what they offer
  • Debunking the Top 5 SAN myths
  • Comparing today's leading approaches: advantages, disadvantages, and tradeoffs
  • The SAN vendor community-including the newest SAN service providers
  • IP-based SANs and other emerging standards—and what they mean to you
  • Practical techniques for cost-justifying, planning, and designing SANs
  • Maximizing scalability and availability
  • In-depth deployment coverage: installation, testing, rollout, and performance certification
  • Day-to-day management and mSAN applications—including virtual SANs for mission-critical Web applications
  • 6 valuable appendices: product lists, vendor lists, streaming SAN case study, and much more

Storage has never been more critical to your success—and by 2005 it may account for up to 70% of your IT budget. No storage technology offers more promise than SANs. Now's the time to understand them, and this is the book: The Essential Guide to Storage Area Networks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900130935754
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/12/2001
Series:
Essential Guide Series
Edition description:
OP
Pages:
614

Table of Contents

Forewordxxix
Introductionxxxi
Importance of Storagexxxi
Pros and Cons of Storagexxxiv
Multiple Data Storage Optionsxxxvi
Managing the Arsenalxxxvii
Growing Storage Staffxxxviii
Who's Using SANs?xxxix
Who This Book is Forxxxix
What's So Special About This Book?xl
Conventionsxliii
Acknowledgmentsxlv
Part 1Overview of SANs Technology
1SANs Fundamentals3
2Types of SAN Technology27
3Standards75
4Types of Vendor and SANs Service Providers91
5Providing SAN Scalability and High Availability141
Part 2Designing SANs
6SAN Design Issues165
7Cost Justification and Consideration183
8Standards Design Issues199
9Architectural Design Considerations215
Part 3Planning for SANs
10Implementation of Plan Development227
11Virtual Storage Area Networks Planning Techniques: Making the Web Mission-Critical255
Part 4Installing and Deploying SANs
12Testing Techniques291
13Installation and Deployment299
14Certification of SAN Performance323
Part 5Maintaining SANs
15Management of Storage Area Networks339
16Ongoing Maintenance387
17Standards Development399
Part 6SAN Solutions and Future Directions
18High Availability Business Systems: The Role of SANs419
19SAN Solutions for Considerations427
20Role of SANs in Computer Forensics457
21Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations471
Part 7Appendices
AOnline Storage Management Checklist493
BList of Top SANs Implementation and Deployment Companies495
CSAN Product Offerings499
DStandards for SANs509
ESCSI versus Fibre Channel Storage517
FList of Miscellaneous SAN Resources521
Glossary527
Index555

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