The second primary functional area in storage networking is storing—an area that is explored extensively in this book. Storing encompasses many types of storage technologies, including host-based volume managers and disk managers, storage subsystems, host bus adapters, storage devices, and storage virtualization.

Storing has its technology roots in the interactions between DAS storage devices and host computer systems over a bus. The storing methods used to configure and use storage devices have become standard functions in nearly all major operating systems. Although storing technology has changed a great deal over the years, especially since the advent of network storage, these old and simplistic operating system methods still determine ...

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