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Storage Virtualization: Technologies for Simplifying Data Storage and Management: Technologies for Simplifying Data Storage and Management

Author: Tom Clark

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN 10: 0321262514
ISBN 13: 978-0321262516

Evaluating, Planning, and Implementing High-Value Storage Virtualization SolutionsStorage virtualization has come of age, offering IT professionals powerful new ways to simplify infrastructure, streamline management, improve utilization, and reduce costs. Now, the author of the best-selling storage guides IP SANs and Designing Storage Area Networks presents an up-to-the-minute, vendor-neutral overview of storage virtualization in all its forms. Writing for IT managers, administrators, architects, analysts, consultants, and vendors, Tom Clark explains everything from the basics to the latest emerging standards. Storage Virtualization uses realistic examples and diagrams to explain each key concept, concluding with case studies that demonstrate real-world implementation and help you assess the technology s business value. technologies and the marketplaceRelationships among files, records, data on disk, and storage interconnectionsVirtualization standards, including the Fabric Application Interface StandardHow multiple storage systems are abstracted into virtual storage poolsHost-based virtualization, array-based virtualization, and virtualization appliancesVirtualization services for high availability and heterogeneous storage applicationsVirtualized SAN file systems that simplify file management and support distributed computingVirtualized tape backup, including Redundant Array of Independent Tape (RAIT) devices Policy-based storage management, application-sensitive virtualization intelligence, and other high-level automation and virtualization servicesThe future of storage virtualization and storage utilitiesExtensive resource listings: vendors, industry organizations, and standards initiatives(c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.