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.

part I|108 pages

Building Blocks, Power, and Consolidation

chapter Chapter 2|8 pages

Power and AC

chapter Chapter 3|24 pages

Storage Consolidation

chapter Chapter 4|8 pages

Service Level Overview

chapter Chapter 5|10 pages

Uptime, Reliability, and SLAs

chapter Chapter 6|12 pages

Storage Tiering and SLAs

chapter Chapter 7|4 pages

Service Level Agreements and IT Bill-Back

chapter Chapter 8|4 pages

Demonstrating Delivery on SLA Service Levels

chapter Chapter 9|4 pages

Planning for Growth and Storage Tiering

chapter Chapter 10|8 pages

Wrap-Up: Projects Within Reach

part II|108 pages

Managing Aging Data and E-Mail Expenses

chapter Chapter 11|8 pages

Migration and Retiring Aging Systems

chapter Chapter 12|4 pages

Shared Folders and Content Management

chapter Chapter 13|4 pages

Storage Strategies for E-Mail

chapter Chapter 14|18 pages

Spending Wisely on Performance

chapter Chapter 15|6 pages

Performance and Backup

chapter Chapter 17|12 pages

Reliability and Server Failover

chapter Chapter 20|2 pages

Reliability and Data Integrity (T10-DIF or T10-PI)

chapter Chapter 22|6 pages

Storage Virtualization

chapter Chapter 24|6 pages

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

chapter Chapter 25|4 pages

Converged NAS and SAN

chapter Chapter 26|6 pages

Storage for Nontraditional IT Applications

chapter Chapter 27|6 pages

Part II Wrap-Up: Projects Within Reach

chapter II|2 pages


part III|82 pages

Managed Hosting and Cloud

chapter Chapter 28|5 pages

Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing

chapter Chapter 30|12 pages

Managed Hosting Vetting Process

chapter Chapter 31|8 pages

Why Cloud is Relevant

chapter Chapter 32|6 pages

Implementing Cloud Storage in Your Operation

chapter Chapter 33|6 pages

Hybrid Cloud

chapter Chapter 34|4 pages

Cloud Spectrum of Options

chapter Chapter 35|4 pages

End Game and Hardware Roadmap to Leverage the Cloud

chapter Chapter 36|6 pages

Strategy and Execution

chapter Chapter 37|12 pages

Constructing a Roadmap

chapter Chapter 38|2 pages

Risk Management

chapter Chapter 39|3 pages

Part III Wrap-Up: Projects Within Reach

chapter III|1 pages