Synopses & Reviews
The spiraling growth of digital information makes the ISM book a "must have" addition to your IT reference library. This exponential growth has driven information management technology to new levels of sophistication and complexity, exposing a skills gap that challenge IT managers and professionals alike. The ISM book, written by storage professionals from EMC Corporation, takes an ‘open’
approach to teaching information storage and management, focusing on concepts and principles – rather that product specifics – that can be applied in all IT environments
The book enables existing and aspiring IT professionals, students, faculty, and those simply wishing to gain deeper insight to this emerging pillar of IT infrastructure to achieve a comprehensive understanding of all segments of information storage technology.
Sixteen chapters are organized into four sections. Advanced topics build upon the topics learned in previous chapters.
Section 1, "Information Storage and Management for Today’s World": Four chapters cover information growth and challenges, define a storage system and its environment, review the evolution of storage technology, and introduce intelligent storage systems.
Section 2, "Storage Options and Protocols": Six chapters cover the SCSI and Fibre channel architecture, direct-attached storage (DAS), storage area networks (SANs), network-attached storage (NAS), Internet Protocol SAN (IP-SAN), content-addressed storage (CAS), and storage virtualization.
Section 3, "Business Continuity and Replication": Four chapters introduce business continuity, backup and recovery, local data replication, and remote data replication.
Section 4, "Security and Administration": Two chapters cover storage security and storage infrastructure monitoring and management.
The book’s supplementary web site provides up-to-date information on additional learning aids and storage certification opportunities.
The book will follow the Storage Technologist EMC course path covering Information Availability Design and Management, planning, implementation, and deployment and will cover components of a storage system and different storage system models—ranging from basic storage models such as Direct Attached Storage (DAS) to networked storage models such as Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN), and Content Addressed Storage (CAS).
Information storage and management has emerged as a dominant information technology pillar. Written by EMC Education Services, this exclusive book is a comprehensive primer that details the evolution of storage from traditional deployment to consolidated networked storage that “stores, protects, shares & leverages” information. Various business continuity solutions using local and remote replication technologies are detailed, along with backup recovery and archival techniques and the current trends in security and management of information storage.
Information Storage and Management
Managing and securing information is critical to business success. While information storage and management used to be a relatively straightforward and routine operation in the past, today it has developed into a highly mature and sophisticated pillar of information technology. Information storage and management technologies provide a variety of solutions for storing, managing, connecting, protecting, securing, sharing, and optimizing information.
To keep pace with the exponential growth of information and the associated increase in sophistication and complexity of information management technology, there is a growing need for skilled information management professionals. More than ever, IT managers are challenged with employing and developing highly skilled information storage professionals.
This book covers concepts, principles, and deployment considerations across all technologies that are used for storing and managing information. It gives insight into:
Challenges and solutions for data storage and data management
Intelligent storage systems
Storage networking (FC-SAN, IP-SAN, NAS)
Backup, recovery, and archive (including CAS)
Business continuity and disaster recovery
Security and virtualization
Managing and monitoring the storage infrastructure
EMC Proven Professional is the premier certification program in the information storage and management industry. Being proven means investing in yourself and formally validating your knowledge, skills, and expertise by the industry's most comprehensive learning and certification program.
This book also helps you prepare for Information Storage and Management exam E20-001 leading to EMC Proven Professional Associate certification. Please visit http://education.emc.com for details.
About the Author
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.
Table of Contents
Section I Storage System.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Information Storage and Management.
1.1 Information Storage.
1.2 Evolution of Storage Technology and Architecture.
1.3 Data Center Infrastructure.
1.4 Key Challenges in Managing Information.
1.5 Information Lifecycle.
Chapter 2 Storage System Environment.
2.1 Components of a Storage System Environment.
2.2 Disk Drive Components.
2.3 Disk Drive Performance.
2.4 Fundamental Laws Governing Disk Performance.
2.5 Logical Components of the Host.
2.6 Application Requirements and Disk Performance.
Chapter 3 Data Protection: RAID.
3.1 Implementation of RAID.
3.2 RAID Array Components.
3.3 RAID Levels.
3.4 RAID Comparison.
3.5 RAID Impact on Disk Performance.
3.6 Hot Spares.
Chapter 4 Intelligent Storage System.
4.1 Components of an Intelligent Storage System.
4.2 Intelligent Storage Array.
4.3 Concepts in Practice: EMC CLARiiON and Symmetrix.
Section II Storage Networking Technologies and Virtualization.
Chapter 5 Direct-Attached Storage and Introduction to SCSI.
5.1 Types of DAS.
5.2 DAS Benefits and Limitations.
5.3 Disk Drive Interfaces .
5.4 Introduction to Parallel SCSI.
5.5 SCSI Command Model.
Chapter 6 Storage Area Networks.
6.1 Fibre Channel: Overview.
6.2 The SAN and Its Evolution.
6.3 Components of SAN.
6.4 FC Connectivity.
6.5 Fibre Channel Ports.
6.6 Fibre Channel Architecture.
6.8 Fibre Channel Login Types.
6.9 FC Topologies.
6.10 Concepts in Practice: EMC Connectrix.
Chapter 7 Network-Attached Storage.
7.1 General-Purpose Servers vs. NAS Devices.
7.2 Benefits of NAS.
7.3 NAS File I/O.
7.4 Components of NAS.
7.5 NAS Implementations.
7.6 NAS File-Sharing Protocols.
7.7 NAS I/O Operations.
7.8 Factors Affecting NAS Performance and Availability.
7.9 Concepts in Practice: EMC Celerra.
Chapter 8 IP SAN.
Chapter 9 Content-Addressed Storage.
9.1 Fixed Content and Archives.
9.2 Types of Archives.
9.3 Features and Benefits of CAS.
9.4 CAS Architecture.
9.5 Object Storage and Retrieval in CAS.
9.6 CAS Examples.
9.7 Concepts in Practice: EMC Centera.
Chapter 10 Storage Virtualization.
10.1 Forms of Virtualization.
10.2 SNIA Storage Virtualization Taxonomy.
10.3 Storage Virtualization Configurations.
10.4 Storage Virtualization Challenges.
10.5 Types of Storage Virtualization.
10.6 Concepts in Practice.
Section III Business Continuity.
Chapter 11 Introduction to Business Continuity.
11.1 Information Availability.
11.2 BC Terminology.
11.3 BC Planning Lifecycle.
11.4 Failure Analysis.
11.5 Business Impact Analysis.
11.6 BC Technology Solutions.
11.7 Concept in Practice: EMC PowerPath.
Chapter 12 Backup and Recovery.
12.1 Backup Purpose.
12.2 Backup Considerations.
12.3 Backup Granularity.
12.4 Recovery Considerations.
12.5 Backup Methods.
12.6 Backup Process.
12.7 Backup and Restore Operations.
12.8 Backup Topologies.
12.9 Backup in NAS Environments.
12.10 Backup Technologies.
12.11 Concepts in Practice: EMC NetWorker.
Chapter 13 Local Replication.
13.1 Source and Target.
13.2 Uses of Local Replicas.
13.3 Data Consistency.
13.4 Local Replication Technologies.
13.5 Restore and Restart Considerations.
13.6 Creating Multiple Replicas.
13.7 Management Interface.
13.8 Concepts in Practice: EMC TimeFinder and EMC SnapView.
Chapter 14 Remote Replication.
14.1 Modes of Remote Replication.
14.2 Remote Replication Technologies.
14.3 Network Infrastructure.
14.4 Concepts in Practice: EMC SRDF, EMC SAN Copy, and EMC MirrorView.
Section IV Storage Security and Management.
Chapter 15 Securing the Storage Infrastructure.
15.1 Storage Security Framework.
15.2 Risk Triad.
15.3 Storage Security Domains.
15.4 Security Implementations in Storage Networking.
Chapter 16 Managing the Storage Infrastructure.
16.1 Monitoring the Storage Infrastructure.
16.2 Storage Management Activities.
16.3 Storage Infrastructure Management Challenges.
16.4 Developing an Ideal Solution.
16.5 Concepts in Practice: EMC ControlCenter.