In this chapter, you will

•  Learn about various storage technologies

•  Understand why SSDs are superior to HDDs

•  Plan storage capacity

•  Learn about cloud storage options

•  Understand network storage

•  Learn how to install storage devices

•  Recognize ways to maintain file systems

•  Discover a variety of RAID configuration options

Today’s server storage implementations can be configured from a wide array of options based on several considerations, including whether the stored data is directly available to the server or whether it is accessible to the server over a network.

A variety of storage technologies are in use today. Larger server rooms and data centers tend to use a collection of rack-mounted storage arrays ...

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