In light of this month’s theme, Storage in 2010, we’ve compiled some books on data storage and more energy-efficient IT operations. Have you read one of these titles or did we leave a great book out? Let me know at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com and we’ll add it to our list!
- The Green and Virtual Data Center by Greg Schulz: (CRC/Auerbach Publications, 2009) Rather than focusing on the political side of the green movement, Schulz highlights the realistic and technologically possible ways to upgrade to or create a more sustainable data center.
- Grow a Greener Data Center by Douglas Alger: (Cisco Press, 2009) “A guide to building and operating energy-efficient, ecologically sensitive IT and facilities infrastructure.
- Information Storage and Management: Storing, Managing and Protecting Digital Information by EMC: (Wiley, 2009) A wide angle view of “concepts, principles, and deployment considerations – rather than product specifics.”
- Storage, Data and Information Systems by John Wilkes, Christopher Hoover, Beth Keer and Pankaj Mehra: (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, 2008) Described as a “refreshingly straightforward introduction to an important area,” check this title out if you want the facts in an easy-to-understand format.
- Storage Area Networks for Dummies, 2nd Edition by Christopher Poelker and Alex Nikitin: (2009) From the basic “What are SANs?” SANs for Dummies addresses all of your questions to help you navigate your way through the subject.
- Storage Virtualization: Technologies for Simplifying Data Storage and Management by Tom Clark: (Addison-Wesley Professional, 2005) An objective and technical look at one of the saviors of storage managers.
- Storage Networks Explained, 2nd Edition by Ulf Troppens, Rainer Erkens, Wolfgang Mueller-Friedt, Rainer Wolafka and Nis Haustein: (Wiley, 2009) For the ins and outs of SANs – the uses, forms and benefits – check out this book. For anyone in IT systems planning or operating.
What books or guides have helped you figure out your storage needs and best practices?