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Network Storage by James O'Reilly

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Chapter 1

Why Storage Matters

Abstract

The impact of storage on information technology is increasing, as the speed and rate of change catch up with Moore's law. This is timely, since we are starting a storage “explosion” that will increase both capacity and network load by large factors each year for the next decade or more.

Keywords

All-flash arrays; Fiber channel; HDD; IOPS; RAID; Redundant array of inexpensive disks; Solid-state drives; SSD performance; Storage appliance
In the big picture of information technology (IT), why is storage demanding so much more attention than in the past? In part, the change of emphasis in IT is a result of ending some three decades of functional stagnation in the storage industry. While we saw interfaces change and ...

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