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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 11. Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networks (SANs)

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

Local Versus Networked Storage Devices 165

Network Attached Storage 167

Storage Area Networks 169

Basic SANs: Arbitrated Loops 172

Using a Fabric Switched Topology for SANs 176

A Mixed Topology of Loops and Switches 178

IP SANs and iSCSI 180

What Kind of NAS or SAN Solution Should You Use? 182

All the components that make up a computer, from the CPU to memory, the bus, and others, are rapidly expanding in speed and capacity and probably will continue to do so for many years to come. One area of computer technology that while continuing to evolve is doing so at a somewhat slower pace is storage devices attached directly, such ...

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