The spiraling growth of digital information makes the ISM book a
"must have" addition to your IT reference library. This exponential
growth has driven information management technology to new levels
of sophistication and complexity, exposing a skills gap that
challenge IT managers and professionals alike. The ISM book,
written by storage professionals from EMC Corporation, takes an
'"open'" approach to teaching information storage and management,
focusing on concepts and principles - rather that product specifics
- that can be applied in all IT environments
The book enables existing and aspiring IT professionals,
students, faculty, and those simply wishing to gain deeper insight
to this emerging pillar of IT infrastructure to achieve a
comprehensive understanding of all segments of information storage
Sixteen chapters are organized into four sections. Advanced
topics build upon the topics learned in previous chapters.
Section 1, "Information Storage and Management for Today's
World": Four chapters cover information growth and challenges,
define a storage system and its environment, review the evolution
of storage technology, and introduce intelligent storage
Section 2, "Storage Options and Protocols": Six chapters cover
the SCSI and Fibre channel architecture, direct-attached storage
(DAS), storage area networks (SANs), network-attached storage
(NAS), Internet Protocol SAN (IP-SAN), content-addressed storage
(CAS), and storage virtualization.
Section 3, "Business Continuity and Replication": Four chapters
introduce business continuity, backup and recovery, local data
replication, and remote data replication.
Section 4, "Security and Administration" Two chapters cover
storage security and storage infrastructure monitoring and
The book's supplementary web site provides up-to-date
information on additional learning aids and storage certification
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