Chapter 1. Introduction
Designing storage area networks requires an understanding of the upper-layer applications that depend on storage resources as well as the storage architectures available to satisfy them. Although the specific application requirements may vary from customer to customer, a framework has been developed to help storage architects determine which storage solutions may be most appropriate. The SNIA Shared Storage Model (SSM) provides a guide to understanding the relationships between host applications, storage networks, and storage facilities.
Using the SNIA Shared Storage Model
Sharing storage resources among multiple servers or workstations requires a peer-to-peer network that joins targets to initiators. The composition of that ...