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Introduction to Storage Area Networks and System Networking by Libor Miklas, Shanmuganathan Kumaravel, Hector Hugo Ibarra, Pall Beck, Jon Tate

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Why, and how, can we use a storage area network?
In Chapter 1, we introduced the basics by presenting a network and storage system introduction. We also worked on a standard storage area network (SAN) definition and brief description of the underlying technologies and concepts that are behind a SAN implementation.
In this chapter, we extend this discussion by presenting real-life SANs alongside well-known technologies and platforms that are used in SAN implementations. We also describe some of the trends that are driving the SAN evolution, and ...

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