worldwide are facing ever-increasing information access
requirements and are thus looking for cost-effective
ways to ensure high data availability and reliability.
This has led many to turn to Storage Area Networks (SAN)
to manage the information created through e-business
transactions and other processes. As the title Storage
Area Network Fundamentals suggest, the book concentrates
on fundamental planning, implementing, managing, and
using SANs. The primary objective of the book is to
provide in-depth knowledge about storage networks. It
covers the topologies, protocols, and products required
to implement and manage efficient SANs.
The book provides an overview of the basic networking
concepts and familiarizes the reader with the concept
of SAN. After discussing fiber channel technologies
on which SANs are based it goes on to SAN topologies,
implementation, security, and troubleshooting problems
in a SAN. Later on in the book the author discusses
iSCSI and the future of SANs.
At the end there is a comprehensive list of RAID technology
and Fiber Channel vendors. The author also discusses
SAN with the current industry implementation and application
standards, along with future advances.
The book is targeted at IT professionals interested
in finding solutions to their growing data storage needs
and expenditures. Specifically, IT professionals and
resellers who are seeking data storage solutions for
data mining, online transaction processing, imaging,
data warehousing, or any other highly data-intensive
The structure of the book is such that a reader can
consult the chapters covering the material pertinent
to him and need not go through all the sections to understand
a specific subject.
Author: Meeta Gupta
Publisher: Pearson Education Asia
Price: Rs 225