A new electronic book – containing everything you ever wanted to know about storage, but were afraid to ask – has been made available online by Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
Do you know your SAN from your NAS? How does iSCSI compare to FC? How close is your near-line storage and what does a VTA do? The answers to all these storage-related questions, and more, can be found in a new book published by Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC), entitled Storage Basics.
Getting to grips with the ever-growing flood of data is still the greatest challenge faced by most organisations with regard to information storage.
This applies not only to large companies and their data centres, but also has a business-critical impact on small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs).
Intended to provide a clear, easy-to-read path through the storage jungle, Storage Basicsfeatures valuable information from experts on a comprehensive set of storage-related topics, such as disk-based online storage and tape technology.
It explains why backup and restore is a necessary chore, outlines how proper data management can ease the burden of managing storage networks, and reveals the differences between a Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network-Attached Storage (NAS).
Additionally, the Storage Basics book covers future storage trends and explains the hype around the current buzz, storage virtualisation.
Storage Basics is available free of charge as a PDF download from the FSC website at: www.fujitsu-siemens.com/products/storage/storage_basics_register.html.
By John Kennedy