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 data replication. 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.
From the Back Cover
Information Storage and Management Managing and securing information is critical to business success. While information storage and management used to be a relatively straightforward and routine operation in the past, today it has developed into a highly mature and sophisticated pillar of information technology. Information storage and management technologies provide a variety of solutions for storing, managing, connecting, protecting, securing, sharing, and optimizing information. To keep pace with the exponential growth of information and the associated increase in sophistication and complexity of information management technology, there is a growing need for skilled information management professionals. More than ever, IT managers are challenged with employing and developing highly skilled information storage professionals. This book covers concepts, principles, and deployment considerations across all technologies that are used for storing and managing information. It gives insight into: Challenges and solutions for data storage and data management Intelligent storage systems Storage networking (FC–SAN, IP–SAN, NAS) Backup, recovery, and archive (including CAS) Business continuity and disaster recovery Security and virtualization Managing and monitoring the storage infrastructure EMC Proven Professional is the premier certification program in the information storage and management industry. Being proven means investing in yourself and formally validating your knowledge, skills, and expertise by the industry′s most comprehensive learning and certification program. This book also helps you prepare for Information Storage and Management exam E20–001 leading to EMC Proven Professional Associate certification. Please visit http://education.emc.com for details.
About the Author
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world′s leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC′s products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.