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Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals by James Long

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Chapter 1. Overview of Storage Networking

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Recount some of the key historical events and current business drivers in the storage market

  • Recognize the key characteristics and major benefits of each type of storage network

  • Distinguish between file-level and block-level protocols

  • Explain the principal differences between mainframe and open systems storage networking

  • Describe the basic differences between Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM)/dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM), and resilient packet ring (RPR)/802.17

  • Recognize each storage virtualization model

  • Describe how the technologies discussed in this chapter ...

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