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Resilient Storage Networks (RSN)
Designing Flexible Scalable Data Infrastructures
Resilient Storage Networks: Designing Flexible Scalable Data Infrastructure

Publisher: Elsevier Digital Press
By Greg P. Schulz of StorageIO www.storageio.com
 ISBN 1-55558-311-3
 Paperback or Kindle•443 pages
Approximately 150 Illustrations Figures and Tables
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A resilient storage network is an environment where data is always available for the needs of the business. This book explains the components, as well as how to design and implement a resilient storage network for SMB, workgroup, departmental, and enterprise environments. Storage networks are an enabling capability combining technology and best practices to provide the foundation to support information technology systems and applications. Storage networks can be of various sizes, shapes, and technologies.

This book shows you how to implement a resilient storage network infrastructure using different technologies including ATM, Backup & Restoration, Clustered Storage, Disk based Backup, D2D2T, Data Protection, DWDM, FCIP, Fibre Channel, FICON, iFCP, InfiniBand, IP, iSCSI, ILM - Information Life Cycle Management, Grid, NAS, Object Based Storage, RAID, RDMA, Remote Mirroring, Replication, Storage Management, SAN, SCSI, SMB, SMI-S, SONET/SDH, Storage Services, Storage Strategies, Tape, Tiered Storage, Thin Provisioning, Virtualization, and Volume Managers.



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Look inside "Resilient Storage Networks" via Amazon.com and Gregs Amazon Authors Page

A resilient storage network is an environment where data is always available for the needs of the business. This book explains the components, as well as how to design and implement a resilient storage network for SMB, workgroup, departmental, and enterprise environments. Storage networks are an enabling capability combining technology and best practices to provide the foundation to support information technology systems and applications. Storage networks can be of various sizes, shapes, and technologies.

This book shows you how to implement a resilient storage network infrastructure using different technologies including ATM, Backup & Restoration, Clustered Storage, Disk based Backup, D2D2T, Data Protection, DWDM, FCIP, Fibre Channel, FICON, iFCP, InfiniBand, IP, iSCSI, ILM - Information Life Cycle Management, Grid, NAS, Object Based Storage, RAID, RDMA, Remote Mirroring, Replication, Storage Management, SAN, SCSI, SMB, SMI-S, SONET/SDH, Storage Services, Storage Strategies, Tape, Tiered Storage, Thin Provisioning, Virtualization, and Volume Managers.

Features

  • Important information is clarified and put into proper context to separate myths and realities
  • Numerous tips and recommendations allow the reader to quickly understand best practices
  • Checklists and examples show potential solutions for large and small storage networks.

Table of Contents

Part I: Why Build Resilient Storage networks? * Importance of Information * Data Storage Fundamentals * Part II: Networking With Your Storage: Networking Your Storage * Storage and I/O Networks * Fiber Optic Essentials * Metropolitan and Wide Area Storage Networks * Storage Networking Devices * Part III Resilient Storage Networks: Storage Network Design * Performance and Capacity Planning * Storage Management * Protecting Data * Securing Storage Networks * Part IV: Putting It All Together: Small Storage Networking Examples * Storage Networking Consolidation Examples * Metropolitan and Wide Area Examples * Large and High Performance Examples * Wrap-up and Summary * Appendices: URLs and Storage Networking Websites * Checklists * Glossary



Look inside "Resilient Storage Networks" via Amazon.com and Gregs Amazon Authors Page

A resilient storage network is an environment where data is always available for the needs of the business. This book explains the components, as well as how to design and implement a resilient storage network for SMB, workgroup, departmental, and enterprise environments. Storage networks are an enabling capability combining technology and best practices to provide the foundation to support information technology systems and applications. Storage networks can be of various sizes, shapes, and technologies.

This book shows you how to implement a resilient storage network infrastructure using different technologies including ATM, Backup & Restoration, Clustered Storage, Disk based Backup, D2D2T, Data Protection, DWDM, FCIP, Fibre Channel, FICON, iFCP, InfiniBand, IP, iSCSI, ILM - Information Life Cycle Management, Grid, NAS, Object Based Storage, RAID, RDMA, Remote Mirroring, Replication, Storage Management, SAN, SCSI, SMB, SMI-S, SONET/SDH, Storage Services, Storage Strategies, Tape, Tiered Storage, Thin Provisioning, Virtualization, and Volume Managers.

Features

  • Important information is clarified and put into proper context to separate myths and realities
  • Numerous tips and recommendations allow the reader to quickly understand best practices
  • Checklists and examples show potential solutions for large and small storage networks.

Table of Contents

Part I: Why Build Resilient Storage networks? * Importance of Information * Data Storage Fundamentals * Part II: Networking With Your Storage: Networking Your Storage * Storage and I/O Networks * Fiber Optic Essentials * Metropolitan and Wide Area Storage Networks * Storage Networking Devices * Part III Resilient Storage Networks: Storage Network Design * Performance and Capacity Planning * Storage Management * Protecting Data * Securing Storage Networks * Part IV: Putting It All Together: Small Storage Networking Examples * Storage Networking Consolidation Examples * Metropolitan and Wide Area Examples * Large and High Performance Examples * Wrap-up and Summary * Appendices: URLs and Storage Networking Websites * Checklists * Glossary



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What People Are Saying About "Resilient Storage Networks"

This book has been endorsed by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Education Committee as suggested reading and education material covering storage, and storage networking. This is a technology and vendor neutral and objective book covering various technologies, practice's, and principals pertaining to storage and storage networking.

                                                               

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"Resilient Storage Networks" is suggested reading in support of the new SNIA Qualified Sales Professional (SQSP) testing. This is an on-line non-proctored test designed for the Storage Sales Networking Professional or those IT Sales Professionals who are entering this area.   The test is designed to be informative and will be updated frequently to meet the needs of the SNIA  Qualified Sales Professional participant. Click on the above SQSP logo to learn more about this SNIA program.


"Greg Schulz has written the most authoritative and definitive book on storage networking.  It is must reading for anyone considering procurement of storage or currently has a network and requires storage that will be accessible across the network.  His insights on configuring and managing storage make this a truly invaluable reference for not only those entering the storage arena but also for seasoned storage managers." - Peter Doob - Storage Professional

Implementing a storage network indeed puts all of an enterprise's "information eggs" into one basket. That storage networks should be resilient goes without saying, and yet paradoxically, often they are not. In this book, Greg Schulz carefully constructs the case for storage network resiliency, and follows up by explaining the technology fundamentals, outlining sound design principles, and providing all-important implementations examples. While the emphasis is on resiliency (the ability to withstand unexpected faults), the other two vital characteristics of enterprise storage networks--performance and security--receive full coverage as well. With an extensive background in both the storage and networking industry segments, Greg is well-qualified to write this book. His position as an Evaluator Group analyst assures neutrality and lack of bias toward any particular approach or technology. The reader will find a thorough, balanced exposition of today's hot storage network design and implementation issues. It's a "must-read" for anyone charged with responsibility for implementing or managing an enterprise storage network. - Paul Massiglia - Author & Technical Director, Veritas Software

Resilient Storage Networks is the most complete picture I have seen of this complex and business relevant area of technology. It objectively presents the issues and possible solutions so the reader can make decisions appropriate to their business and technology needs with a clear understanding of the implications of those decisions.  It is an excellent choice for the unexercised as an education tool and for the very experienced as a reference source. - Greg Brunton - Storage Professional, EDS Australia

Greg vast knowledge, his clear concise writing style and excellent use of diagrams, makes it easy to comprehend the complex topics of storage networking.  Greg's book is the "Physicians Desk Reference" of the storage networking world - an easy to understand tool for the Storage Architect. - Tom Becchetti - Storage Professional

Every SAN and Storage Profession should have this book in their library. It is the first comprehensive guide for bullet-proof storage networking.  I highly recommend it. - Marc Staimer - President, Chief Dragon Slayer, Dragon Slayer Consulting

Even considering that it's almost 450 pages long, Resilient Storage Networks covers an extraordinary amount of ground in surprising detail. This book is aimed mostly at infrastructure architects and managers, but it's good reading for anyone who wants to learn more about storage technologies.

Resilient Storage Networks

Tommy Peterson - Computerworld

Rarely does one find the proper balance in technical communication between clarity and thoroughness. The author whose task is to educate new entrants into the world of digital storage should avoid the twin perils of either mind-numbing detail or overly broad generalization and superficiality.

Rick Bauer - SNIA FarSight

Resilient Storage Networks picks up where other books leave off. The author walks the reader through the fundamentals of storage networking and then dives deep into the data storage technologies used in building a resilient storage infrastructure. Business continuation, data management, protection and recovery, networking access interfaces and protocols, cabling, distance extension, storage I/O, and storage devices are among some of the topics discussed in detail. The author gives examples and "how-to's" in implementing appropriate solutions for different requirements. The book is particularly effective at illustrating best practice methodologies for designing and implementing storage networks. Excellent technical content and effective use of diagrams. Greg's experience and vendor-neutral approach shine through in this book. - E. C. Simones - Storage Professional

This book contributes greatly to the readers understanding of the concepts necessary to design a resilient storage network. No stone is left unturned, and the reader is often referred to other sources for further information. For example, there are a number of groups that have been organized for the purpose of defining standards for the storage and networking industry. The various software and hardware vendors may or may not be in compliance with these standards. By knowing where to research the various vendors and their compliance, the reader can be assured that they can find this information when designing their network. - Jeff Gallagher - Member of NaSPA

A storage professional should find this book invaluable, and will probably read the book several times (as well as use the well-thumbed copy for reference at work, as necessary). Even though the discussion is at a level of detail appropriate for the storage professional, any information technology (IT) professional who wants to better understand the role of storage in a modern IT organization would find this book rewarding, even if all of the detail is not retained. That reader would gain a better perspective of the world of storage networking as it fits within the overall IT infrastructure. The high level of intelligibility, effective communication of concepts, and overall clear readability will help all readers accumulate a high level of working knowledge from the book. - David Hill - Mesabi Group- Reviews.com

If you are presently involved in using Storage Networks, Mr. Schulz gives us a lot of factors to consider in management of Storage Networks. If you are not involved in Storage Networks, just wait. I predict your time will come (perhaps sooner rather than later, and sooner than you think!) Either way, this book is packed full of valuable information on Storage and Networks and Storage Networks which are Storage + Networks. It's not the kind of book you read once and put on a shelf. It's the type of book you would reach for on occasion as you are evaluating your Storage Network for improvements in performance or management. If (When?) you are at the design stages of Storage Networking, this resource should be in your hands all the time - the checklists and guidance in the design process are invaluable. [Read More] Michael S. Hines - CMG MeasureIT Issue 4.1 - (CMG MeasureIT may require registration)


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Resilient Storage Networks that support flexible scalable data infrastructures incorporate many different techniques, technologies and best practices. These include servers, storage, I/O and data networks on a local and wide area basis along with software and management tools.

Various resources include industry trends and perspective commentary in the news, events, tips, articles, videos, pod casts, books, webinars, research reports and white papers, solution briefs, presentations and blog posts can be found on the StorageIO main website along with on the StorageIOblog pertaining to flexible scalable data infrastructures and resilient storage networks. These include SAN, LAN, MAN and WAN, Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, InifniBand, SAS, NAS, servers, storage, networks, backup, restore, business continuance (BC), disaster recover (DR), virtualization, archive, data footprint reduction (DFR) including archive, compression, consolidation, dedupe, storage tiering, Hard Disk Drives (HDD), Solid State Devices (SSD), Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HHDD), tape, RAID, cloud, management, E2E, metrics, capacity planning and performance among others.


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