Software Defined Data Infrastructure 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
Publisher: Auerbach Publications; 1 edition (June 9, 2017)
Language: English


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Summary
Server and Storage I/O Fundamentals is the definitive source providing comprehensive coverage addressing IT data storage networking infrastructure topics involving public and private cloud, virtualization and traditional IT environments. This book looks at strategies for designing, implementing and managing hardware, software and services technologies along with best practices for enabling efficient, optimized, flexible, scalable and resilient data storage networking infrastructures from a vendor neutral perspective.


What is The Book About

This new 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.


Who Should Read This Book and Why

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). Th 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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This new 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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