Despite the age of 140-character-sided conversations, IT books are still one of the best ways to get the information you need in one place. We’ve compiled some of the top recent titles on storage virtualization as recommended by the community and professionals. Have a suggestion for a title that should be on our list? Send me an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com or leave it in the comments section!
- Storage Virtualization: Technologies for Simplifying Data Storage and Management: Tom Clark offers a vendor agnostic view of storage virtualization and its many implementations. Available as an e-book, this title is a great way for professionals of all areas of IT to get familiar with the technology.
Member Gregs, or Greg Schulz of Storageio.com, has several books that include storage virtualization, including an upcoming summer release.
- Resilient Storage Networks: Designing Flexible, Scalable Data Infrastructures: “This book explains the components, as well as how to design and implement a resilient storage network for SMB, workgroup, departmental, and enterprise environments.”
- The Green and Virtual Data Center: This book considers how to grow a business in an environmentally-friendly manner, and “looks at design and implementation tradeoffs using various best practices and technologies to sustain application and business growth while maximizing resources, such as power, cooling, floor space, storage, server performance, and network capacity.”
- Cloud and Virtual Data Center: To be released Summer 2011, Shulz most recent book “provides comprehensive coverage of IT data storage networking infrastructure, including public and private cloud, virtualization, and traditional IT environments.” For strategies on design, implementation, and management, check out this forthcoming title.