There is a new (free) book that I’m a co-author of along Bruce Grieshaber and Larry Jacob (both of LSI) along with foreword by Harry Mason of LSI and President of the SCSI Trade Association titled SAS SANs for Dummies compliments of LSI.
This new book (ebook and print hard copy) looks at Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and how it can be used beyond traditional direct attached storage (DAS) configurations for support various types of storage mediums including SSD, HDD and tape. These configuration options include as entry-level SAN with SAS switches for small clusters or server virtualization, or as shared DAS as well as being a scale out back-end solution for NAS, object, cloud and big data storage solutions.
Here is the table of contents (TOC) of SAS SANs for Dummies
Chapter 1: Data storage challenges
Chapter 2: Storage Area Networks
Chapter 3: SAS Basics
Chapter 4: SAS Usage Scenarios
- SAS in HPC environments
- Big data and big bandwidth
- Database, e-mail, back-office
- NAS and object storage servers
- Cloud, wen and high-density
- Server virtualization
Chapter 5: Advanced SAS Topics
Chapter 6: Nine Common Questions
Chapter 7: Next Steps
Regardless of if you are looking to use SAS as a primary SAN interface, or leverage it for DAS or implementing back-end storage for big-data, NAS, object, cloud or other types of scalable storage solutions, check out and get your free copy of SAS SANs for Dummies here compliments of LSI.
Ok, nuff said.
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