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Sans Demystified


Paperback | September 28, 2002

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* Get up to speed quickly on storage area networks (SANs) in the real world
* What they are, what they do, how to get one
* Essentials on backup, recovery, disaster avoidance


With plain words but impressive authority, storage area network (SAN) consultant Denise Colon explains how SANs use fibre channel to store vast amounts of data, move it at lightning speed, scale to meet accelerating growth, and offer unprecedented reliability. Her "SANs Demystified then gives you the tools to build, configure, and manage your own SAN without mishaps.

* People look to you for answers on networks, systems administration, or data management
* How a SAN fits with your system--practically and technically--is need-to-know info
* Evaluating, implementing, configuring, or managing SANs may be in your future
* You want a solutions kit for SAN issues from buildout to backup
* Impartial comparisons of off-the-shelf SANs could save your company money
*,Right answers on recovery and disaster avoidance are more than a pass/fail issue to you
* You need to be knowledgeable on the next steps for networks
* Your job involves network training, security, administration, management, assessment, implementation, or configuration
* Your business is growing globally--or you want it to

Faster than a speeding bullet, capable of storing and moving massive quantities of data, reliable and scalable, SANs are in the future of many networks--and this is the book that brings the future home.

Denise Colon (Jamaica, NY), is a corporate consultant with extensive experience in technical writing, instructional design, and training. She is the author of Edutrends’ The Public Telephone Network interactive computer-based training course. Formerly, Denise developed and delivered training in customer service and sales for the New ...
Title:Sans DemystifiedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 7.3 × 0.86 inPublished:September 28, 2002Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071396586

ISBN - 13:9780071396585

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding Storage Area Networks

What is a SAN?

Who Needs a SAN?

What Should Every Good SAN Do?

Designing a SAN

The Preferred Technology That Powers a SAN

Chapter 2: Understanding How a SAN Works

The Basics

How Fibre Channel Works

Protocol Basics to SAN Services

Fibre Channel Topologies

Fibre Channel Architectures by Design

Other Emerging Technologies

Chapter 3: SAN Setup

Combining Switch Access and Shared Media

Managing a SAN

Common SAN Terminology and Organizations

Understanding the Difference Between NAS and SAN

Chapter 4: Configuring SANs: Dos and Don't's

Configuring From Existing Legacy Systems

SAN Configuration

Return on Investments

Interoperability Issues

SAN Gateways

Project Management

Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs)

Wide Area Networks (WANs)

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)

Chapter 5: Fibre Channel

Fibre Channel Overview

Concepts and Terminology

Fibre Channel Architecture


Fibre Channel Service Classes

Fibre Channel Topologies

More Concepts and Terminology

Transmission Hierarchy

Chapter 6: Case Studies

SAN Implementation Saves Money and Boosts Network

R&B Group Adds Redundancy and Speed

Forest Products Manufacturer Takes Control of its Storage

Two Risk-Averse Users Tread Cautiously During SAN Development

Law Firm Backs Up Data to EVaults

Global Provider Relies on Flexible Storage

Data Restoration Package One-Ups Lovebug and Anna Kournikova

Euroconex Turns to MTI for High-Availability Data Storage

What $100 Trillion in the Balance, DTCC Plays it Close to the Vest

SAN-Bound A. B. Watley on Migration Path with Sun StorEdge T3 Arrays

New SNIA Technology Center Opened for Interoperability Testing


Appendix A: Quick Reference Card