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Designing Storage Area Networks: A Practical Reference for Implementing Fibre Channel and IP SANs, Second Edition by Tom Clark

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Designing storage area networks requires an understanding of the upper-layer applications that depend on storage resources as well as the storage architectures available to satisfy them. Although the specific application requirements may vary from customer to customer, a framework has been developed to help storage architects determine which storage solutions may be most appropriate. The SNIA Shared Storage Model (SSM) provides a guide to understanding the relationships between host applications, storage networks, and storage facilities.

Using the SNIA Shared Storage Model

Sharing storage resources among multiple servers or workstations requires a peer-to-peer network that joins targets to initiators. The composition of that ...

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