Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2009 Edition

Storage Management

  • Hiroshi Yoshida
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-39940-9_1332


The methods and tools used to manage storage devices (disk arrays, tape libraries, etc.), storage networking devices (fiber channel switches, etc.), storage-related components inside servers (host bus adaptors, etc.), and logical objects mapped on those devices (logical units, access paths, etc.). In general, the scope of storage management is limited to the management of storage infrastructure and does not handle the data stored in the infrastructure. The functions of storage management include device management, performance management, and problem management. Those functions are usually provided as software tools.

Historical Background

Storage management technologies have developed in parallel with the evolution of storage networking.

In the early 1990s, storage devices were used as DAS devices. Even in a DAS environment, storage management functions such as storage device management were required, and those functions were provided as dedicated software tools for specific...

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Recommended Reading

  1. 1.
    Cummings, R. Storage Network Management, Storage Network Industry Association, 2004. Available at: http://www.snia.org/education/storage_networking_primer/stor_mngmnt/
  2. 2.
    Storage Network Industry Association. Storage Network Industry Association tutorials, 2007. Available at: http://www.snia.org/education/tutorials/

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Yoshida
    • 1
  1. 1.Fujitsu LimitedYokohamaJapan