Storage Area Networks For Dummies

If you’ve been charged with setting up storage area networksfor your company, learning how SANs work and managing data storageproblems might seem challenging. Storage Area Networks ForDummies, 2 nd Edition comes to the rescue with justwhat you need to know. Whether you already a bit SAN savvy or you’re a completenovice, here’s the scoop on how SANs save money, how toimplement new technologies like data de-duplication, iScsi, andFibre Channel over Ethernet, how to develop SANs that will aid yourcompany’s disaster recovery plan, and much more. For example,you can: Understand what SANs are, whether you need one, and what youneed to build one Learn to use loops, switches, and fabric, and design your SANfor peak performance Create a disaster recovery plan with the appropriateguidelines, remote site, and data copy techniques Discover how to connect or extend SANs and how compression canreduce costs Compare tape and disk backups and network vs. SAN backup tochoose the solution you need Find out how data de-duplication makes sense for backup,replication, and retention Follow great troubleshooting tips to help you find and fix aproblem Benefit from a glossary of all those pesky acronyms From the basics for beginners to advanced features like snapshotcopies, storage virtualization, and heading off problems beforethey happen, here’s what you need to do the job withconfidence!

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By lamarcus (Sierra Vista, AZ) · ★★★★★ · April 24, 2007
This book is so VERY well written for a technical book. It covers all the topics and covers them well, making it easy to understand the topics and how they fit into the overall picture. I showed this book to an HP SAN instructor who perused it and said "Yes, this has everything you need."
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By Navneet (Bangalore, Karnataka, India) · ★★★★★ · October 18, 2013
Good enough to create an interest and understanding towards SAN especially when you never knew anything about it at all. ...more
By John (The United States) · ★★★★★ · May 23, 2009
One of my Linux students contributed to this book! Had him sign it! Very good book on the basics of SANs. ...more
By Ricardo (London, H9, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · August 25, 2011
Very good introduction in Storage Area Networks. ...more
By Andy (Rockville, MD) · ★★★☆☆ · July 06, 2009
SANing is just PACKED with excitement!! ...more