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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Data Centers: Demystifying HCI by Sam Halabi

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Part I. Basics of Data Center Networking and Storage

Chapter 1 Data Networks: Existing Designs

Chapter 2 Storage Networks: Existing Designs

Data Center Networking and Storage went through many evolutions. However, when discussing the latest and greatest technologies, many assume that enterprises already went through major overhauls and that the network is on par with the latest on the market. The fact is that marketing always superseded engineering by leaps. While it is easy to draw the most efficient architectures in PowerPoint, it takes months of planning before network, compute, and storage professionals can attempt a network change. And when the decision is made, it takes many more months, or maybe years, before a network goes through a major ...

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