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Next-Generation Storage Networking: Beyond Conventional SAN and NAS
There has been tremendous innovation in the data storage industry over the past few years. New storage architectures have come to market to challenge traditional SAN and NAS products with nimble new designs that are much better suited to serving the increasingly virtual nature of applications and server infrastructure. Meanwhile, the allure of cloud computing and the emergence of affordable enterprise-class solid state storage devices have inspired ever more innovative approaches to storage caching, tiering, and deduplication. This lecture is a survey of the latest trends and advances in the data storage industry. We trace the I/O path from application to storage media and look at a wide variety of solutions to the ever-changing challenges of data storage.
System administrators running day-to-day operations, enterprise architects, storage administrators. This tutorial is technical in nature, but it does not address command-line syntax or the operation of specific products or technologies. Rather, the focus is on general architectures different ways to tackle various storage management challenges.
A better understanding of modern storage architectures, various approaches to scaling in both performance and capacity, and a framework for comparing and contrasting various types of storage solutions.
- The storage I/O path and the fundamentals of storage virtualization
- Application acceleration with solid state storage devices (SSDs)
- Automated tiered storage and information life cycle management (ILM)
- Deduplication of primary storage
- Object storage models and content-addressable storage
- Leveraging the cloud for primary storage