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.
|Connecting||Provides the transmission of data between systems and storage.|
|Storing||A lower-level application with specialized commands and control protocols for system/device interactions.|
|Filing||Directs the placement of data objects in storage and is responsible for presenting data to applications and users.|
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