Tom Clark

Tom Clark is a principal engineer in technical marketing at Brocade. He is author of Designing Storage Area Networks: A Practical Reference for Implementing Fibre Channel and IP SANs, 2d ed. (Addison-Wesley).

Articles
Exchange Storage Ins and Outs - 17 Dec 2008
This ebook explains the differences among different storage types and which solution is best for a particular situation. You’ll learn about SCSI, serial ATA (SATA), SAS, Network Attached Storage (NAS), iSCSI, Storage Area Networks (SANs) and more.
Make the Most of Your SAN with iSCSI
Microsoft offers new iSCSI-enabling software, making it possible to cost-effectively bring Windows servers into the data center.
Shared Storage for the Masses
Tom Clark shares how the Internet SCSI (iSCSI) host adapters, IP storage switches, and iSCSI-to-SCSI bridge products are changing the composition and costs of SANs so that even small and midsized businesses can enjoy the benefits of storage pooling.
Quality of Service for SANs
SAN vendors are scrambling to satisfy customer demands for better management, security, and QoS features.
Enabling iSCSI Migration - 15 Jul 2002
Read Tom Clark's perspective on the future of Internet SCSI (iSCSI), which has been the subject of rampant speculation in the storage industry for the past 2 years.
Enabling iSCSI Migration - 15 Jul 2002
Read Tom Clark's take on the future of Internet SCSI (iSCSI), which has been the subject of speculation in the storage industry for the past 2 years.
The Intelligent Storage Network
Tom Clark discusses the inherent contradictions between combining storage and networking technologies into an integral solution.
Storage Resource Management
Learn how integrating intelligent SRM agents into the OS simplifies the storage process and helps contain the unrelenting growth of data.
Infrastructures and Applications
Just as essential services support the typical neighborhood, an underlying infrastructure provides the "plumbing" for your data communications network. Running applications smoothly depends on a stable, standards-complaint network.
Standardization and Storage-Networking Technologies
The emergence of open systems has had a profound impact on the development of data-communications technologies. Read Tom Clark's perspective on this subject as it relates to storage.
Storage Virtualization in Process
The curious reader might ask, "Why virtualize storage at all? What's wrong with ordinary physical storage?" Learn why virtualization still maintains the glow of tremendous promise, awaiting fulfillment in real, workable products.
Disaster Recovery in an Uncertain World
Following the September 11 attacks, the storage-networking industry was in an awkward situation. Rather than exploit the surge of interest in disaster recovery, most vendors restated the technology benefits SANs generally provide for disaster recovery.
What Drives Storage Networking Innovation?
For storage networking to achieve widespread adoption, who must lead the storage industry and draw the guidelines for its further evolution. Is it customers? Is it vendors? Learn Tom Clark's perspective on the subject in today's commentary.
The Future of Storage Networking
What lies ahead for Storage Networking? What's its value for enterprise networks? How do storage virtualization and IP storage networking fit into the scope of mainstream networking? Read Tom Clark's perspective on these complex storage technologies.
Storage Area Network Security
The introduction of SANS has changed the view of secure data storage--peer-to-peer networking technology has the potential for unsercured access. Learn how SANs security is possible as networks expand their disaster-recovery and remote-backup strategies.
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