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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 5. Storage Subsystems

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Identify the major architectural components used in a storage subsystem

  • Participate in discussions with coworkers, vendors, and analysts about the strengths and weaknesses of designs used in storage subsystems

  • Analyze the functions and features provided by a storage subsystem, including its capabilities for high-availability environments

  • Participate in planning exercises concerning the connections used between systems and storage subsystems

Storage networks tend to be designed using storage-centric architectures. Obviously, the storage at the core of such designs should be flexible, scalable, and robust. In most storage networks this is accomplished by implementing ...

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