Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking

by Greg Schulz

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Overview

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking by Greg Schulz

The amount of data being generated, processed, and stored has reached unprecedented levels. Even during the recent economic crisis, there has been no slow down or information recession. Instead, the need to process, move, and store data has only increased. Consequently, IT organizations are looking to do more with what they have while supporting growth along with new services without compromising on cost and service delivery.

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking, by savvy IT industry veteran Greg Schulz, looks at converging IT resources and management technologies for facilitating efficient and effective delivery of information services, including enabling of Information Factories. Regardless of your experience level, Schulz guides you through the various technologies and techniques available for achieving efficient information services delivery. Coverage includes:

  • Information services delivery model options and best practices
  • Metrics for efficient E2E IT management
  • Server, storage, I/O networking, and data center virtualization
  • Converged and cloud storage services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
  • Data protection for virtual, cloud, and physical environments
  • Data footprint reduction and data protection modernization
  • High availability, business continuance, and disaster recovery

This much-needed reference brings together technology themes and topics that are converging in IT and data center environments for enabling effective information services, in a practical and hype-free manner. When it comes to IT clouds and virtualization, you must look before you leap. This book will help you address the questions of when, where, with what, and how to leverage cloud, virtual, and data storage networking as part of your IT infrastructure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439851739
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/16/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Greg Schulz is the founder of the StorageIO Group, a technology analyst advisory and consultancy firm focused on data infrastructure topics providing services to technology vendors, end users, media and financial including venture capital organizations. Greg has gained diverse industry insight from being in the trenches in IT data centers. He has held numerous positions including programmer, server and storage systems administrator, performance and capacity analyst, disaster recovery consultant, as well as a server and storage planner at companies including an electrical power generating and transmission utility, financial services and transportation firms.

Shifting gears, Greg worked for storage and networking companies including MTI, INRANGE, and CNT in a variety of roles ranging from systems engineering and sales to marketing and Sr. technologist. Before founding the StorageIO Group in 2006, Greg was a Sr. Analyst at the Evaluator group covering virtualization, SAN, NAS and associated storage management tools, techniques, best practices and technologies.

Mr. Schulz has been involved with various storage related organizations including the Computer Measurement Group, Storage Networking Industry Association, and RAID Advisory Board. Greg is extensively published on a global basis and regularly appears in print, on-line as well as in person presenting and key note speaking at conferences, seminars and private events around the world on data infrastructure and related management topics. In addition to his reports, blogs, twitter tweets, columns, articles, tips, pod casts, videos and webcasts, Greg is also the author and illustrator of the book The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press), Resilient Storage Networks - Designing Flexible Scalable Data Infrastructures (Elsevier) as well as a co-author and contributor for many other book projects including The Resilient Enterprise (Symantec/Veritas).

Greg is regularly quoted and interviewed as one of the most sought after independent advisors providing perspectives, commentary, and opinion on IT industry activity. In addition to his commentary, he has articles, columns, tips, presentations, Webcasts, and podcasts appearing in leading industry trade venues including Computerworld, Enterprise Storage Forum, Search Storage, Search 5MB, Storage Decisions, Data Center Decisions, Processor, SNW, Network world, zJournal, Byte and Switch, eWeek, eChannel, Computer weekly, CMG and many others along with having a top ranked blog and twitter site. Learn more at www.storageioblog.com or on twitter @storageio.

Table of Contents

ISSUES, TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES - SETTING THE STAGE
Data Storage and Networking Trends and Issues
Data Storage and Networking Fundamentals

DATA AND INFRASTRUCTURE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (IRM)
Storing and Managing Your Data
Data Footprint Impact Reduction
Protecting, Preserving and Serving Your Data
Performance, Availability, Capacity and Energy Planning

TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTION OPTIONS
Storage Devices: Solutions and Options
Storage Connectivity: Networking Your Servers and Storage
Data and Storage Networking Management Tools
Integrated and Unified Solutions

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Various Topics, Issues and Opportunities
Public and Private Clouds
Server Virtualization
Enterprise Environments
Large Scale Environments
SMB and ROBO
Somewhere Over the Technology Futures Rainbow
Summary

Appendices:
Who is Doing What
Where to Learn More
Workbooks

Index and Glossary
About the Author

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