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Storage Networking Fundamentals: An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems by Marc Farley

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Chapter 1. Data Access in the Internet Era

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Participate in discussions and analysis of data access architectures and requirements

  • Describe the availability shortcomings of legacy storage architectures

  • Analyze DAS storage for scalability and utilization problems

  • Participate in planning sessions for justifying storage network solutions to replace DAS storage

Storage networking promises to be one of the most dynamic areas in all of information technology for several years to come. If the evolution of other groundbreaking networking technologies provides any clues, we should expect network storage to radically improve the ways organizations leverage data. As an infrastructure element, network storage ...

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