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Network Storage by James O'Reilly

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Chapter 3

Network Infrastructure Today

Abstract

A view of the current state of storage networking, looking at the different protocols and connection schemes and how they differentiate in use case and operational behavior, and a brief history of each as it has evolved, use cases, and strengths and weaknesses, etc. are discussed.

Keywords

All-flash array; Fiber-Channel; Filer; Flash; iSCSI; NAND; NAS; Object store; RDMA; SAN; SAS; SSD
Today’s network infrastructure is the legacy of almost 30 years of relative stagnation in storage architectures. The technologies deployed are thus very mature, well tested, and capable of achieving high standards of data integrity and sophistication.
Each section will look at what the technology is, how it is used, and ...

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