Storage Area Networking Essentials: A Complete Guide to Understanding & Implementing SANs
||Author: Richard Barker, Paul Massiglia|
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (15 October, 2001)
Sales Rank: 49,580
Average Customer Rating: 3.6 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
Informative, but a bit dry
Barker and Massiglia have come up with that rare beast in this book: something which is so informative you dare not put it down, but on a topic that is so boring that you dare not pick it up. I tend not to build that many SANs these days, and restrict myself to maybe 30 a week or fewer, but I still find that this is enough to make me want not to think about them outside of this. If you buy this, make sure it's bacuse you enjoy building SANs.
Rating: 1 out of 5
good TOC but no content
I bought this book because I needed to figure out what problems SAN can solve for me, and how exactly to solve them in a cost-effective way using products available today. I found no answers to my questions in this book.
The table of contents lists all the important topics, but the content is, well ... missing. What you find there is "general concepts" that you probably already know.
This is not a book for enginners or system designers. It is probably good enough for a sales person or an IT/PR type. She can pick all the right buzz words from the book but will know no meaning of them.
Needless to say, I returned the book. I still give it one star because it is well manufactured and has good illustrations - a lot of work must have gone into it.
Rating: 4 out of 5
A great reference book
Reading this book I have learned as much on file system, volume management, database I/O as I have learned on SAN. It gave me a better understanding of the storage problem I was trying to solve and great pointers on the pitfalls to avoid and where focus should be when building a SAN.
A "must have".
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