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Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals by James Long

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Foreword

It is a great pleasure to write the foreword for this book. Storage networking technologies have been used for computer data storage in almost every major corporation worldwide since the late 90s. Banks, hospitals, credit card companies, airlines, and universities are just a few examples of the organizations that use these technologies. Storage networking gave birth to the concept of the Storage Area Network (SAN), a concept based fundamentally on separating storage and processing resources, with the ability to provision and manage storage as a separate service to the processing resources.

A SAN consists of not only the storage subsystems, but also of the interconnection infrastructure, the data protection subsystems, migration and virtualization ...

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