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Moving Media Storage Technologies by Karl Paulsen

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19

RESILIENCE, FAULT TOLERANCE, AND VIRTUALIZATION

 

 

Resilience and fault tolerance are subjective terms from any perspective, just like virtualization. As in most technologies, the terms can take on many different meanings, especially when used in varying contexts and for diverse applications. The technologies used in attaining high degrees of resilience, fault tolerance, and virtualization may be applied to disk drives, clusters, storage area networks (SANs), tape libraries, computers, etc.

This chapter explores regions of storage management that lacked the technology and that needed to be addressed until shortly after the beginning of the new millennium. Ironically, as we have seen the desktop computer just about peak in performance with ...

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