The Information Storage and Management Book
The information storage industry’s only definitive reference resource

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Storing, managing and protecting digital information is critical to business success.
Information storage and management (ISM) - once a relatively straightforward operation -has developed into a highly sophisticated pillar of information technology, requiring proven technical expertise.

Growing need for skilled information management professionals challenges IT managers.
Exponential information growth and the associated increase in sophistication and complexity of information management technology challenges IT managers with finding and developing highly skilled information storage professionals.

Information Storage and Management ISM book is the storage industrys only reference


The ISM book fills the need for a central reference resource that addresses the fastest growing segment of IT. The book’s ‘open’ approach covers concepts, principles, and deployment considerations - rather than product specifics - across all technologies used for information storage and management.

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"Information Storage and Management textbook finally fills a gap in IT education.

ISM book provides essential knowledge for any student that wishes to pursue a successful career in information technology.

I highly recommend this textbook for IT, CS and IS departments for teaching storage technologies and networks.

Additionally, I feel strongly that ISM textbook is a perfect compliment for education in virtualization technologies."

Dr. Timur Mirzoev, A+, SAN/iQ
Department of Information Technology
Georgia Southern University

The ISM book is a valuable resource for
those preparing to challenge the Information Storage and Management EMC Proven Professional exam.

EMC Proven Professional is the premier certification program in the information storage and management industry. Being proven means investing in yourself and formally validating your knowledge, skills, and expertise by the industry’s most comprehensive learning and certification program.

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Section Summary and Additional Learning Aids

Section I Storage System Section II Storage Networking Technologies and Virtualization Section III Business Continuity Section IV Storage Security and Management
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