Readers who want to understand what storage management is about, as well as the range of capabilities that administrators should expect from storage software and hardware, will find this book useful.The book gives the reader a good understanding of the VxVM concepts, capabilities, and command utilities. be of interest to those who want to learn more about the internals of storage management software.A snapshot chapter gives detailed instructions on how to use the most advanced point-in-time copies. A tuning chapter will help you speed up and benchmark your volumes. And a special chapter on split data centers discusses latency issues as well as remote mirroring mechanisms and cross-site volume maintenance. All topics are covered with the technical know how gathered from an aggregate thirty years of experience in consulting and training in data centers all over the world.