Chapter3

Storage Arrays

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Enterprise-class and midrange storage arrays
  • Block storage arrays and NAS storage arrays
  • Flash-based storage arrays
  • Storage array architectures
  • Array-based replication and snapshot technologies
  • Thin provisioning
  • Space efficiency
  • Auto-tiering
  • Storage virtualization
  • Host-integration technologies

image This chapter builds on the previous foundational knowledge covered in Chapter 2, “Storage Devices,” and shows how various drive technologies are pooled together and utilized in storage arrays. It covers the major types of storage arrays used by most businesses worldwide, including Storage Area Network ...

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