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Information Storage and Management, 2nd Edition

BOOK REVIEW

Book Title:  Information Storage and Management, 2nd Edition

Author:  EMC Education Services [Edited by Somasundaram Gnanasundaram & Alok Shrivastava]

Publisher:  John Wiley & Sons, inc

List Price:   US $60.00

Format:  hard cover; 490

Publication Date: May 2012

ISBN: 9781118094839

Reviewer:      Lakshmi Subramanian

Review Date:              September 23, 2012
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Introduction to the Book

The book begins with the building-blocks of Information and Information Storage systems and its internal workings, specifically in a Data Center Environment, and progressively forays into the specialized subject of Data Protection, Storage Networking Technologies, Backup, Archive and Replication of Data, Cloud Computing and Securing and Managing Storage Infrastructure. True to its name, the book does cover the entire gamut of Information Storage and Management.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The organization and flow of topics, for the most part, is one of the things I liked about this book. The book is divided into 5 major sections – Storage System, Storage Networking Technologies, Backup Archive & Replication, Cloud Computing and Securing, and Managing Storage Infrastructure.

Storage System talks about the basic building blocks of storage and is probably intended for a novice to catch up on the basics, which is necessary to understand the remainder of the book. For a mid to senior level specialist in the subject matter, this section may serve as a refresher on the basics. Storage Networking Technologies focuses on the options available with respect to storage in a networked environment – quite common in present day corporations. It discusses the architecture, protocols used, connectivity and data transfer methodologies and topologies used for each storage option and though not spelled out under separate headings – the benefits of each option and what kind of business needs they will serve is also interlaced.

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About the Reviewer

Lakshmi Subramanian

Lakshmi Subramanian, PMP, has 10 years of varied and valuable experience serving the IT and IT Enabled Services industry. She has a Bachelors in Commerce, Masters in Computer Applications and Diploma in Business Management and is a proud member of the Dallas PMI Chapter. Lakshmi is currently working as an IT Project Manager for a Telecom Major in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas, USA. Lakshmi can be contacted at [email protected]

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