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Data Infrastructure Management

Insights and Strategies, 1st Edition

By Greg Schulz

Auerbach Publications

250 pages

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This book looks at various application and data demand drivers, along with data infrastructure options from legacy on premise, public cloud, hybrid, software-defined data center (SDDC), software data infrastructure (SDI), container as well as serverless along with infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), IT as a Service (ITaaS) along with related technology, trends, tools, techniques and strategies. Filled with example scenarios, tips and strategy considerations, the book covers frequently asked questions and answers to aid strategy as well as decision-making.

Table of Contents



About the Author

Part One Applications, Data, and IT Data Infrastructures

Chapter 1 IT Data Infrastructure Fundamentals

Chapter 2 Application and IT Environments

Part Two Data Infrastructure Management

Chapter 3 Data Infrastructure Management

Chapter 4 Data Infrastructure Availability, Data Protection, Security, and Strategy

Chapter 5 Data Infrastructure Metrics and Management

Part Three Enabling Data Infrastructures

Chapter 6 Data Infrastructure Deployment Considerations: Part I

Chapter 7 Data Infrastructure Deployment Considerations: Part II

Chapter 8 Data Infrastructure Futures, Wrap-up, and Summary

Appendix A: Companion Websites and Where to Learn More



About the Author

Greg Schulz is Founder and Senior Analyst of the independent IT advisory and consultancy firm Server StorageIO ( He has worked in IT at an electrical utility and at financial services and transportation firms in roles ranging from business applications development to systems management and architecture planning. Greg is the author of Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials (CRC Press, 2017) as well as the Intel Recommended Reading List books Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press, 2011) and The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press, 2009) as well as Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier, 2004), among other works. He is a multiyear VMware vSAN and vExpert as well as a Microsoft MVP (Cloud and Data Center Management) and has been an advisor to various organizations including CompTIA Storage+ among others. In addition to holding frequent webinars, on-line, and live in-person speaking events and publishing articles and other content, Greg is regularly quoted and interviewed as one of the most sought-after independent IT advisors providing perspectives, commentary, and opinion on industry activity. Greg has a B.A. in computer science and a M.Sc. in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas. You can find him on Twitter @StorageIO; his blog is at, and his main website is

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / General