CHAPTER 2

Storage Infrastructure

In this chapter, you will learn how to

•   Outline how a SAN works

•   Explain how a storage array works

•   Identify DAS technologies

•   Describe the types of NAS and how they are used

•   Identify cloud storage types and storage methods

With the amount of data organizations are managing these days, it is quite easy to outgrow the capacity of a local server or desktop. Storage arrays, network attached storage (NAS), direct attached storage (DAS), and cloud storage offer organizations a way to expand storage depending on the organization’s needs. In some cases, a combination of each of these may be used to provide users and applications with access to information. Storage has become so essential to the continuing ...

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