Friday, June 19, 2009

Information Storage and Management Storing, Managing, and Protecting Digital Information

Information Storage and Management Storing, Managing, and Protecting Digital Information

EMC, Hopkinton, Massachusetts

ISBN: 9788126521470
Price: Rs 599/-

About the book

The spiraling growth of digital information makes the ISM book a "must have" addition to all IT reference libraries. 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 technology.

The book follows the Storage Technologist EMC course path covering Information Availability Design and Management, planning, implementation, and deployment and covers components of a storage system and different storage system models--ranging from basic storage models such as Direct Attached Storage (DAS) to networked storage models such as Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN), and Content Addressed Storage (CAS).

About the author
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is an American Fortune 500 and S&P 500 manufacturer of software and systems for information management and storage. It is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA. EMC produces a range of enterprise storage products, including hardware disk arrays and storage management software. Its flagship product, the Symmetrix, is the foundation of storage networks in many large data centers. The CLARiiON line was acquired with Data General. A series of acquisitions and partnerships helped grow EMC to the largest provider of data storage platforms in the world.

About the topic/technology
Computer data storage provides one of the core functions of the modern computer, that of information retention. It is one of the fundamental components of all modern computers, and coupled with a central processing unit (CPU, a processor), implements the basic computer model used since the 1940s.

Market description
Primary audience: IT professionals who want to get up-to-speed with expert literature w/o taking the course from EMC or prepare for the EMC storage technologist certification Secondary audience: Students in EMC's Storage Technologist training course

Table of Contents
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 systems.
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 management.
The book’s supplementary web site provides up-to-date information on additional learning aids and storage certification opportunities.

For IT professionals preparing for the EMC storage technologist certification and for students in the EMC's Storage Technologist training course

About EMC Academic Alliance program
The rapid growth in digital information is demanding more and more trained storage professionals, resulting in a shortfall of skilled storage professionals. The EMC Academic Alliance was formed to prepare college students for careers in the expanding field of information storage and management.

The information technology (IT) industry is being re-shaped by the growing data volume and complexity of data management, elevating information storage as a central function of IT. This development has also created a skills gap in the fastest growing segment of IT; information storage and management.
EMC Academic Alliance is a global alliance of colleges, universities, and students working together to address this expanding skills gap.
EMC is working with colleges and universities worldwide to arm students with the knowledge necessary to differentiate themselves in the job market and improve their competitive advantage.


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