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IBM b-type Data Center Networking: Design and Best Practices Introduction by Steven Tong, Sebastian Oglaza, Michal Holenia, Norman Bogard, Jon Tate

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IP Storage Area Networks
In this chapter we discuss using an Internet Protocol network as a Storage Area Network to provide easy access to the storage required by enterprises.
9.1 Introduction
In order to satisfy the ever-growing needs of enterprises for digital storage, computer data storage has evolved from Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) to Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networks (SANs). Traditionally, SANs have been based on Fibre Channel (FC) networks, but Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) SANs are gaining greater ...

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