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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
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.