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IP SANs: A Guide to iSCSI, iFCP, and FCIP Protocols for Storage Area Networks by Tom Clark

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1.1. Space and Time

Enterprise networks are facing an explosion of data demands from their users. Applications have become more sophisticated, content more rich and diverse, consumers of data more numerous, and expectations for data access driven higher. The catalyst for this explosive growth in information and information access has been forged by a fundamental change in how data is used and by a profound change in the underlying infrastructure that delivers it.

For most of a generation, large computer systems centralized the data services in the enterprise and tightly controlled information content, format, and access. User requests for changes in data formatting (for example, adding a new field in a customer information display) might be queued ...

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