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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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Summary

This chapter presented readers with the fundamental analysis tools that run throughout the book. As with any complex topic, storage networking has many possible interpretations. It's important to find a stable analysis method that can be used for a wide breadth of products and network designs.

The three functional areas of connecting, storing, and filing can be ascribed to any element of a storage network. It is a powerful analysis, because there is very little overlap between them, which limits confusion to a great extent. It can even be used to clarify the long-standing confusion regarding NAS and SAN.

Another major tool introduced in this chapter was the term storage address space as a generalization of all sorts of storage receptacles, ...

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