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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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The Three Primary Functions of Storage Networking

Storage processes can be broken into the three different functional areas shown in Table 2-1. The fastest way to gain in-depth understanding of network storage is to know what each of these three functional areas does and what products typically provide them.

Table 2-1. The Three Primary Functional Areas Involved with Storage Networking
Functional AreaDescription
ConnectingProvides the transmission of data between systems and storage.
StoringA lower-level application with specialized commands and control protocols for system/device interactions.
FilingDirects the placement of data objects in storage and is responsible for presenting data to applications and users.

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