Computer Storage fundamentals

Computer Storage fundamentals

Author: Susanta Dutta
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Author: Susanta Dutta

Book Title Computer Storage fundamentals
Type Book
Date Published Oct 10, 2018

Author: Susanta Dutta

ISBN# 9789388176552

Price: Rs. 360/-

Binding- Paperback

Territory: Worldwide 

 

 

Description-

This book explains the basic concept of computer storage and its fundamental features and functionalities. It also includes topics on how the application servers access storage systems through the network.

Different storage vendors use different name for physical and logical components of a storage system, but this book primarily focuses on concept of storage systems using simple and commonly understood terminologies. Almost all modern storage systems have virtualization implemented to enhance performance and fault tolerance. This book explains these implementation aspects in simple terms.

This book also highlights the storage system usage in various solutions to meet enterprise company’s business objectives.
This book consists of nine chapters. First chapter describes the different type of storage systems and their solutions. Next four chapters focus on the components of a storage solution, storage disk array, host servers, storage networking components and their communications. Later chapters explain storage performance, fault tolerance and space efficiency and their related features. The last chapter highlights storage management software suite that enables administrator to manage all storage hardware and software components and their features and functionalities that are discussed in earlier chapters.

Concepts are explained with examples, less words and more diagrams. Simple language is used throughout the book with to-the-point information.
At the end of each chapter, this book provides industry specific case studies for the reader to correlate learnings with actual and real facts.
This book also includes different type of learning checks for each chapter that helps to refresh learnings and enhance the learning experience. Learning checks are classified into three - objective type questions with multiple choice answers, descriptive questions and quiz questions focusing on problem solving, logical thinking, and storage solution based. Quiz questions can have short answer, yes/no or true/ false. These learning checks can also be considered as a topic for group discussions, in which, group of students, colleagues, or professionals can discuss and provide reasons to justify their answers. 

 

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

About this Book

CHAPTER 1: STORAGE SYSTEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Learning objectives

Introduction

Type of storage systems

Storage solutions

Type of storage solutions

Cloud Storage

Entry level storage solution

Mid-range storage solution

Enterprise storage solution

Hyper-Converged

Summary

Case Studies

Learning Check

Glossary and Key terms

CHAPTER 2: STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE

Learning objectives

Introduction

Hardware and software component stack

Physical Layout of a Storage Disk Array

Storage network components

Software Defined Storage

Securing storage infrastructure

Managing storage infrastructure

Summary

Case Studies

Learning Check

Glossary and Key terms

CHAPTER 3: STORAGE DISK ARRAY

Learning objectives

Introduction

Controller Operation modes

Caching Techniques

RAID Concept

Virtual RAID

Storage Virtualization

Summary

Case Studies

Learning Check

Glossary and Key Terms

CHAPTER 4: STORAGE COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

Learning objectives

Introduction

SCSI Protocol

Fibre Channel Basics

iSCSI Overview

FCoE Overview

File Access Protocols

Summary

Case Studies

Learning Check

Glossary and Key terms

CHAPTER 5: STORAGE NETWORKING

Learning objectives

Introduction

SAN topology

Zoning

LUN Masking

Multipath

Summary

Case Studies

Learning Check

Glossary and Key terms

CHAPTER 6: STORAGE PERFORMANCE

Learning objectives

Introduction

Performance Terminologies

Workload and its pattern

Tiered Storage

Quality of Service (QoS)

Clone File Blocks(XCOPY) and Zero File Blocks(WRITE SAME)

Summary

Case Studies

Learning Check

Glossary and Key terms

CHAPTER 7: FAULT TOLERANCE AND DATA PROTECTION-

Learning objectives

Introduction

Remote Replication

Backup Solution

Summary

Case Studies

Learning Check

Glossary and Key terms

CHAPTER 8: SPACE EFFICIENCY

Learning objectives

Introduction

Thin Provisioning

Space reclamation (UNMAP)

Dynamic capacity management

Deduplication and compression

Summary

Case Studies

Learning Check

Glossary and Key terms

CHAPTER 9: STORAGE MANAGEMENT

Learning objectives

Introduction

Storage management software

Steps to implement a storage solution

SAN Storage connected to multiple hosts in Cluster

Storage connected to host server via iSCSI

File Storage connected to SMB and NFS client systems

Summary

Case Studies

Learning Check

Glossary and Key terms

SUMMARY

LEARNING CHECK ANSWERS