Software Defined Data Infrastructure (SDDI) Essentials
Cloud, Converged, and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft
(CRC/Taylor & Francis/Auerbach)

Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials

ISBN-13: 978-1498738156
ISBN-10: 149873815X
Hardcover: 672 pages
Over 200 illustrations
Over 70 tables
Frequently asked Questions (and answers)
Various learning exercises and appendix
Publisher: Auerbach/CRC Press Publications; 1 edition (June 19, 2017)
Language: English

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Summary
Software Defined Data Infrastructures (SDDI) Essentials provides fundamental coverage of physical, cloud, converged, and virtual server storage I/O networking technologies, trends, tools, techniques, and tradecraft skills. From webscale, software-defined, containers, database, key-value store, cloud, and enterprise to small or medium-size business, the book is filled with techniques, and tips to help develop or refine your server storage I/O hardware, software, Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC), Software Data Infrastructures (SDI) or Software Defined Anything (SDx) and services skills. Whether you are new to data infrastructures or a seasoned pro, you will find this comprehensive reference indispensable for gaining as well as expanding experience with technologies, tools, techniques, and trends.

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Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials

Software-Defined Data Infrastructures Essentials provides fundamental coverage of physical, cloud, converged, and virtual server storage I/O networking technologies, trends, tools, techniques, and tradecraft skills. From webscale, software-defined, containers, database, key-value store, cloud, and enterprise to small or medium-size business, the book is filled with techniques, and tips to help develop or refine your server storage I/O hardware, software, and services skills. Whether you are new to data infrastructures or a seasoned pro, you will find this comprehensive reference indispensable for gaining as well as expanding experience with technologies, tools, techniques, and trends.


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Who Should Read This Book



Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials

Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials: Cloud, Converged, and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft is for people who are currently involved with or looking to expand their knowledge and tradecraft skills (experience) of data infrastructures. Software-defined data centers (SDDC), software data infrastructures (SDI), software-defined data infrastructure (SDDI) and traditional data infrastructures are made up of software, hardware, services, and best practices and tools spanning servers, I/O networking, and storage from physical to software-defined virtual, container, and clouds. The role of data infrastructures is to enable and support information technology (IT) and organizational information applications.


Everything is not the same in business, organizations, IT, and in particular servers, storage, and I/O. This means that there are different audiences who will benefit from reading this book. Because everything and everybody is not the same when it comes to server and storage I/O along with associated IT environments and applications, different readers may want to focus on various sections or chapters of this book.


If you are looking to expand your knowledge into an adjacent area or to understand whats under the hood, from converged, hyper-converged to traditional data infrastructures topics, this book is for you. For experienced storage, server, and networking professionals, this book connects the dots as well as provides coverage of virtualization, cloud, and other convergence themes and topics.

This book is also for those who are new or need to learn more about data infrastructure, server, storage, I/O networking, hardware, software, and services. Another audience for this book is experienced IT professionals who are now responsible for or working with data infrastructure components, technologies, tools, and techniques.


For vendors, there are plenty of buzzwords, trends, and demand drivers as well as how things work to enable walking the talk as well as talking the talk. There is a mix of Platform 2 (existing, brownfield, Windows, Linux, bare metal, and virtual client-server) and Platform 3 (new, Greenfield, cloud, container, DevOp, IoT, and IoD). There is also means that there is a Platform 2.5, which is a hybrid, or in between Platforms 2 and 3, that is, existing and new emerging. For non-vendors, there is information on different options for usage, and the technologies, tools, techniques, and how to use new and old things in new ways to address different needs.


Even if you are going to a converged or hyper-converged cloud environment, the fundamental skills will help you connect the dots with those and other environments. Meanwhile, for those new to IT or data infrastructure-related topics and themes, there is plenty here to develop (or refresh) your skillsets, as well as help you move into adjacent technology areas.


Different Audience Benefits of this Book

Student of IT
New to IT and related topics, perhaps a student at a university, college, or trade school, or starting a new or different career.


New to IT/Cloud and related topics
Relatively new on the job, perhaps first job in IT or an affiliated area, as well someone who has been on the job for a few years and is looking to expand tradecraft beyond accumulating certificates of achievement and expand knowledge as well as experiences for a current or potential future job.


Industry veteran
Several decades on the job (or different jobs), perhaps soon to retire, or simply looking to expand (or refresh) tradecraft skills in a current focus area or an adjacent one. In addition to learning new tradecraft, continue sharing tradecraft experiences with others.


Student of the game
Anyone who is constantly enhancing game or tradecraft skills in different focus areas as well as new ones while sharing experiences and helping others to learn.


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Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials

Press Release

Industry Veteran Greg Schulz of Server StorageIO Reveals Latest IT Strategies in New “Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials” Book 

Stillwater, Minnesota – August 23, 2017  – Server StorageIO, a leading independent IT industry advisory and consultancy firm, in conjunction with publisher CRC Press, a Taylor and Francis imprint, announced the release and general availability of “Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials,” a new book by Greg Schulz, noted author and Server StorageIO founder. The book covers physical, cloud, converged (and hyper-converged), container, and virtual server storage I/O networking technologies, revealing trends, tools, techniques, and tradecraft skills. It is available on Amazon and CRC Press among other global venues.

From cloud web scale to enterprise and small environments, IoT to database, software-defined data center (SDDC) to converged and container servers, flash solid state devices (SSD) to storage and I/O networking,, the book helps develop or refine hardware, software, services and management experiences, providing real-world examples for those involved with or looking to expand their data infrastructure education knowledge and tradecraft skills.

Topics include:

  • Data protection (archive, availability, backup, BC/DR, snapshot, security)
  • Block, file, object, structured, unstructured and data value
  • Analytics, monitoring, reporting, and management metrics
  • Industry trends, tools, techniques, decision making
  • Local, remote server, storage and network I/O troubleshooting
  • Performance, availability, capacity and  economics (PACE)

“From CIOs to operations, sales to engineering, this book is a comprehensive reference, a must-read for IT infrastructure professionals, beginners to seasoned experts,” said Tom Becchetti, advisory systems engineer.

“Software-defined data infrastructures are where hardware, software, server, storage, I/O networking and related services converge inside data centers or clouds to protect, preserve, secure and serve applications and data,” said Schulz.  “Both readers who are new to data infrastructures and seasoned pros will find this indispensable for gaining and expanding their knowledge.”

About the Book
Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials has 672 pages with more than 270 illustrations, images, figures, and tables.

About the Author
Greg Schulz is the founder of IT advisory and consultancy firm Server StorageIO. In addition to Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials (CRC Press, 2017), he is the author of Intel-Recommended Reading List books Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press, 2011) and The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press,2009), as well as Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier, 2004). He is a multi-year VMware vSAN and vExpert, Microsoft MVP, consultant and speaker. Find more on Twitter @StorageIO or www.storageio.com.

Contacts
Greg Schulz
Server StorageIO
+1 (651) 275-1563
[email protected]

John Wyzalek
CRC Press
[email protected]
+1 (917) 351-7149

More About The Book

Software-Defined Data Infrastructures Essentials provides fundamental coverage of physical, cloud, converged, and virtual server storage I/O networking technologies, trends, tools, techniques, and tradecraft skills. From webscale, software-defined, containers, database, key-value store, cloud, and enterprise to small or medium-size business, the book is filled with techniques, and tips to help develop or refine your server storage I/O hardware, software, and services skills. Whether you are new to data infrastructures or a seasoned pro, you will find this comprehensive reference indispensable for gaining as well as expanding experience with technologies, tools, techniques, and trends.

This book is the definitive source providing comprehensive coverage about IT and cloud Data Infrastructures for experienced industry experts to beginners. Coverage of topics spans from higher level applications down to components (hardware, software, networks, and services) that get defined to create data infrastructures that support business, web, and other information services. This includes Servers, Storage, I/O Networks, Hardware, Software, Management Tools, Physical, Software Defined Virtual, Cloud, Docker, Containers (Docker and others) as well as Bulk, Block, File, Object, Cloud, Virtual and software defined storage. Additional topics include Data protection (Availability, Archiving, Resiliency, HA, BC, BR, DR, Backup), Performance and Capacity Planning, Converged Infrastructure (CI), Hyper-Converged, NVM and NVMe Flash SSD, Storage Class Memory (SCM), NVMe over Fabrics, Benchmarking (including metrics matter along with tools), Performance Capacity Planning and much more including whos doing what, how things work, what to use when, where, why along with current and emerging trends.

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Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials

Software-Defined Data Infrastructures Essentials provides fundamental coverage of physical, cloud, converged, and virtual server storage I/O networking technologies, trends, tools, techniques, and tradecraft skills. From webscale, software-defined, containers, database, key-value store, cloud, and enterprise to small or medium-size business, the book is filled with techniques, and tips to help develop or refine your server storage I/O hardware, software, and services skills. Whether you are new to data infrastructures or a seasoned pro, you will find this comprehensive reference indispensable for gaining as well as expanding experience with technologies, tools, techniques, and trends.


ISBN-13: 978-1498738156
ISBN-10: 149873815X
Hardcover: 672 pages
Over 200 illustrations
Over 70 tables
Frequently asked Questions (and answers)
Various learning exercises and appendix
Publisher: Auerbach / CRC Press Publications; 1 edition (June 19, 2017)
Language: English


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Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials

Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials is be available via various global venues in hard cover print, along with electronic versions.


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For custom, derivative works, excerpts, webinars, other content, projects and general author questions contact Server StorageIO [email protected] +1(651)2751563

Book Reviews and What People Are Saying



Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials

We had a front row seat watching Greg present live in our education workshop seminar sessions for ITC professionals in the Netherlands material that is in this book. We recommend this amazing book to expand your converged and data infrastructure knowledge from beginners to industry veterans.

Gert and Frank Brouwer - Brouwer Storage Consultancy

Software-Defined Data Infrastructures provides the foundational building blocks to improve your craft in several areas including applications, clouds, legacy, and more.  IT professionals, as well as sales professionals and support personnel, stand to gain a great deal by reading this book.

Mark McSherry- Oracle Regional Sales Manager

Looking to expand your data infrastructure IQ? From CIOS to operations, sales to engineering, this book is a comprehensive reference, a must read for IT infrastructure professionals, beginners to seasoned experts.
Tom Becchetti – Advisory Systems Engineer


Greg Schulz has provided a complete ‘toolkit’ for storage management along with the background and framework for the storage or data infrastructure professional (or those aspiring to become one).
Greg Brunton – Experienced Storage and Data Management Professional



Reading the book helps to become more well versed in the subject and takes us out of our product or problem specific cocoons. That the main reason I’d recommend anyone to read it. I’m impressed by how well Greg managed to write a book on such a diverse subject that is accessible to all levels of expertise.The depth and the breadth of this subject make this quite a feat. On top of that this book is usable and valuable to both novice and experienced professionals.

I have said it before (on Twitter), but if I was teaching IT classes and needed to bring the student up to date in regards to the software defined cloud data center data considerations this would be the text book. It acknowledges the diversity of solutions and architectures in the real world and doesn’t make bold marketing statements. Instead it focuses on what you need to know and consider when discussing and designing solutions.

I wish many IT manager, consultant and analyst would attend my fictional class but I’d settle for them reading this book and learning about a big part of what they need to manage, It would serve them well and help understand concerns other involved parties might want to see addressed.


Didier Van Hoye @Workinghardinit. View full review here (Thank you Didier for the review and always great visiting with you).



Much as I love consuming content via video, audio, and even reading on my Kindle, there’s nothing quite like the feel of picking up an actual book. What makes physical textbooks so much more useful is that I can highlight passages, scribble notes in the margins, and mark pages if I want to. Yes, I deface my books. But it’s all for good reason.

This book is not only a fundamentals course in software defined data infrastructure (such as learning about blocks and blobs, scaling servers and the like), it also drills right down and goes into detail about decision making, hybrid infrastructures, and usage. Because this is one of the most up to date resources on the topic, even seasoned professionals are going to learn something new here.

In short, it’s for beginners starting out, through to people who define and implement software infrastructures as a part of their job. People in the middle there somewhere will also get great value.


Neil Anderson @Workinghardinit. View full review here (Thank you Neil for the review and recommend your training videos).



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Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials

General author questions and custom works
Greg Schulz
Server StorageIO
www.storageio.com
+1 (651) 275-1563
[email protected]
twitter @storageio

CRC Press publisher, book reviews, bulk orders and special sales
John Wyzalek
+1 (917) 351-7149
[email protected]
twitter @jwyzalek



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SDDI and SDDC NVMe vs SATA I/O performance
SDDI and SDDC  Windows 2016 Example
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SDDI and SDDC NVMe, SAS, SATA flash SSD
SDDI and SDDC Data Infrastructures
SDDI and SDDC  building block components
SDDI and SDDC spanning cloud, virtual and legacy
SDDI and SDDC virtual servers, software and tools
SDDI and SDDC data protection
SDDI and SDDC dashboard cpanel
SDDI and SDDC dashboard datadog
Software-Defined Data Infrastructures Essentials Book How Organized
SDDI, SDDC, SDI, SDx putting IT all together
SDDI and SDDC trends and timelines
SDDI and SDDC Data Value
SDDI and SDDC  Microsoft disk2vhd
SDDI and SDDC NVMe fundamentals
SDDI and SDDC NVMe front-end back-end NVMeoF
SDDI and SDDC Bulk Cloud Object Storage
SDDI and SDDC AWS S3 Object Storage Access
SDDI and SDDC Layers and Stacks
SDDI and SDDC Performance Benchmarks
SDDC and SDDI I/O architecture
SDDC and SDDI software wrapping
SDDI book covering SDDC and other topics cover

SDDI author Greg Schulz presenting a seminar in Europe
SDDI author Greg Schulz
SDDI author Greg Schulz having a laugh about something
SDDI author Greg Schulz smiling

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