Introduction to Storage Infrastructure Simplification

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 01 February 2006, updated 21 February 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738494429
ISBN-13: 9780738494425
IBM Form #: SG24-7114-00
(214 pages)

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Authors: Alex Osuna, Andrew Carr, Brian Perlstein, Istvan Buda, Reinhold Niederhagen


This IBM Redbooks publication introduces Infrastructure Simplification. Infrastructure Simplification
is the methodology of analyzing the complete enterprise: business processes, workflow
environment end-to-end, and IT for simplification. This analysis yields opportunities to
save you time and money and eliminate unnecessary complexity that impedes the flow
of information. This book discusses Storage Infrastructure Simplification and
demonstrates multiple ways that IBM TotalStorage and Infrastructure Simplification can
help you reduce complexity, save time and money, and release the flow of information in
your business.

Table of contents

Part 1 Infrastructure Simplification principles
Chapter 1. Introduction to Storage Infrastructure Simplification
Chapter 2. Total Cost of Ownership of Storage Infrastructure
Part 2 Virtualization of IT Resources
Chapter 3. Simplifying your fibre Storage Network
Chapter 4. Case Study in Infrastructure Simplification
Part 3 Automated storage management
Chapter 5. Storage virtualization
Chapter 6. Software to simplify managing your storage systems
Chapter 7. Infrastructure Simplification using the IBM System Storage N Series
Chapter 8. A storage provisioning solution for San File System
Part 4 Advantages of using IBM TotalStorage for Infrastructure Simplification
Chapter 9. Competitive advantages to Infrastructure Simplification using IBM TotalStorage
Chapter 10. Consolidation principles
Chapter 11. Infrastructure Simplification in action

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