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Using TRILL, FabricPath, and VXLAN: IS-IS Intra Domain Routing Protocol
By Padmanabhan Krishnan, Sanjay K. Hooda, Shyam Kapadia
Feb 14, 2014
This chapter covers the control plane aspects of TRILL and FabricPath. It provides an overview of IS-IS followed by a detailed description of the changes that were made in IS-IS to support TRILL.
Cisco NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Unified Fabric
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen, Matthew McPherson
Apr 26, 2013
This chapter shows the basic Nexus 5x00 and Nexus 7000 configurations necessary to provide a Unified access method for LAN data traffic and SAN storage traffic.
Securing Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) with Cisco TrustSec (CTS)
By Ron Fuller
Apr 25, 2013
Ron Fuller shows just how easy it is to take advantage of MACSEC and AES-128 bit encryption on your Cisco Nexus 7000 series switches.
The Art of the Data Center: Bahnhof - Stockholm, Sweden
By Douglas Alger
Oct 9, 2012
Doug Alger takes a fascinating look at one of the most amazing data centers in the world in this chapter from his book The Art of the Data Center.
Eight Cool Things You Probably Don’t Know About Data Centers
By Douglas Alger
Sep 27, 2012
Doug Alger, author of The Art of the Data Center, discusses eight cool things most people don’t realize about Data Centers in this InformIT exclusive audio segment.
vSphere Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA)
By Mostafa Khalil
Sep 26, 2012
This chapter covers PSA (VMware Pluggable Storage Architecture) components. Learn how to list PSA plug-ins and how they interact with vSphere ESXi 5, as well as how to list, modify, and customize PSA claim rules and how to work around some common issues. It also covers how ALUA-capable devices interact with SATP claim rules for the purpose of using a specific PSP.
Five Cloud Storage Services
By Eric Geier
Jun 7, 2011
As everyday business activities spread outside the traditional office, we need flexible ways to access our data, share it, and collaborate. Eric Geier examines five of the most popular services for storing and sharing files online.
Cisco Data Center Virtualization Server Architectures
By Roger Andersson, Silvano Gai, Tommi Salli
Jul 1, 2010
This chapter examines processor, memory, and I/O subsystems with particular reference to servers built according to the IA-32, often generically called x86 architecture.
Setting Up FreeNAS for a Central File Server: Part 1
By Eric Geier
Aug 26, 2009
Eric Geier shows how to set up a NAS or network drive for free by using the open source FreeNAS program.
Green Data Center Design and Build Strategies
By Douglas Alger
Aug 12, 2009
This chapter discusses methods for limiting the environmental impact that occurs during the construction of a Data Center.
Interconnecting Data Centers Using VPLS: Data Center Layer 2 Interconnect
By Nash Darukhanawalla, Patrice Bellagamba
Jun 24, 2009
This chapter provides an overview of high availability (HA) clusters, legacy deployment models for interconnecting data centers, and problems related to extending Layer 2 networks.
Collaboration Is Key for Green IT
By John Lamb
Apr 17, 2009
Collaboration among many stakeholders is a must for green data center technology. John Lamb describes how to help make this collaboration happen.
The Importance of Green IT
By John Lamb
Apr 17, 2009
John Lamb explains the basic environmental impact of IT and lays the foundation for solutions to those problems.
What to Do When … Checklists for System Administrators
By Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup, Thomas A. Limoncelli
Nov 16, 2007
This compendium of checklists for sysadmins will help you do anything better.
Retrieving Data Using the MySQL SELECT Statement
By Chris Newman
Aug 18, 2006
Chris Newman explains how to use a SELECT statement to fetch records from a MySQL database.
Overview of Modern SCSI Networking Protocols
By James Long
Aug 4, 2006
The goal of this chapter is to quickly acclimate readers to the standard upper-layer storage protocols currently being deployed. To that end, it provides a conceptual description and brief procedural overview for each ULP.
The Changing Face of Data Protection
By Tom Petrocelli
Dec 9, 2005
The explosion of corporate data in the 1990s, coupled with new data storage technology such as networked storage, has made the accumulation and management of large amounts of data a corporate priority. The ability to protect this data is paramount, and this chapter will give you an idea of how data protection has changed and grown in the past few years.
Troubleshooting Storage Devices
By Leo Laporte, Mark Edward Soper
Dec 9, 2005
Your "personal confuser’s" hard disk is one of the most important parts of your PC. If the hard disk built into your system stops working, you can’t load your operating system, you can’t surf the Web, you can’t play a game...well, you get the idea. This no nonsense chapter will help you to troubleshoot problems with your storage media, from hard drives to DVD-Rs.
Corporate Governance, Business Continuity Planning, and Disaster Recovery
By Michelle Johnston Sollicito
Dec 1, 2005
To protect business stakeholders, corporate governance focuses a sharp eye on all measures and systems within the organization to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and standards. Michelle Johnston Sollicito points out the many required aspects of a proper business continuity plan and shows you where to look for holes in your process.
ADS Technologies NAS Kit Puts Network Attached Storage In Reach of Ordinary Users
By Blake Watson
Oct 6, 2005
Can a mere mortal -- a software guy, even -- accomplish Network Attached Storage on the cheap? The happy answer is, "Sure thing!" Blake Watson walks you through the process with the ADS Technologies NAS Drive Kit.

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