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Data Center Storage: Cost-Effective Strategies, Implementation, and Management

Hubbert Smith



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Taylor & Francis Inc
28 March 2011
Knowledge management; Production & quality control management; Computing: general; Databases; Computer networking & communications
We overspend on data center storage ! yet, we fall short of business requirements. It's not about the technologies. It's about the proper application of technologies to deliver storage services efficiently and affordably. It's about meeting business requirements dependent on data center storage. Spend less, deliver more. Data Center Storage: Cost-Effective Strategies, Implementation, and Management provides an industry insider's insight on how to properly scope, plan, evaluate, and implement storage technologies to maximize performance, capacity, reliability, and power savings. It provides business and use-case focused coverage of storage technology, including storage area networks (SAN), capacity-optimized drives, and solid-state drives. It offers key insights on financially responsible spending for data center storage. Delivered in accessible language, the book starts with a discussion of the business merits of replacing direct attached, compartmentalized storage with consolidated SAN-attached storage. The author advises on the use of service level applications (SLAs) as a tool to drive business unit collaboration with IT and prioritize those actions that impact productivity and profit from those that are less critical. This business guide to applied technologies disassembles big problems into digestible segments to help you understand, quantify, and fix any problems that arise as you work towards meeting your growing storage needs. The book builds on the consolidation and SLA driven approach to take advantage of the compelling benefits and potential savings of managed hosting and cloud storage.
By:   Hubbert Smith
Imprint:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   635g
ISBN:   9781439834879
ISBN 10:   1439834873
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   28 March 2011
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
What, Exactly, Will We Accomplish? Building Blocks, Power, and ConsolidationThe Disk Drive: The Fundamental Building Block of Enterprise Storage. Managing Aging Data and E-Mail Expenses. Managed Hosting and Cloud. Appendices: Storage Protocol Basics. Project Management. People, Process, Technology. Root Cause, Corrective Action Process. Glossary. Index.

Mr. Smith is an enterprise storage veteran with 25+ years of experience at Kodak, NCR, Intel, WDC, Samsung, and currently with LSI. He is a published author: Serial ATA Architectures and Applications; and patent holder: USPTO 7,007,142 Network Data Storage-related operations. Mr. Smith successfully managed 25 tech projects, negotiated and executed 15 significant technology-related business deals, and was a significant contributor in establishing the Serial ATA industry.

Reviews for Data Center Storage: Cost-Effective Strategies, Implementation, and Management

'The IT profession sorely needs this business-meets-technology approach; especially as storage expenses increase.'-Sam Coursen, Vice-President and CIO, Freescale Semiconductor 'There is no such thing as an information recession. Organizations today need to store more data for longer periods of time. As budgets remain constrained, IT organizations have to work smarter and more intelligently ... . This book is an important tool in enabling a smarter, flexible, and more resilient data and storage infrastructure. ... a guide on what technologies to use when, where, and why.'-Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst, StorageIO Group

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