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Inside Windows Storage: Server Storage Technologies for Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, and Beyond by Dilip C. Naik

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Chapter 7. Storage Management

Efficient and cost-effective storage management is an increasingly important requirement for solving various problems that the modern-day industry faces. These problems include the following:

  • The ever increasing amount of storage deployed is forcing an increase in storage administration personnel, even as the amount of storage administered by individual administrators is on the rise. The significant cost reduction for disk storage (especially lower-end disks) has also contributed to the ever increasing rise in deployment of storage.

  • The storage subsystem requirements have become more onerous in terms of tolerating less and less downtime.

  • The operating environment has moved from a single storage vendor deploying a ...

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