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Storage Path Masking

Storage Path Masking

The storage path masking mechanism can be used to discover the available paths to a cloud storage device or physical storage device in a similar fashion as the multipathing mechanism. This mechanism can be used to establish concurrent communication over multiple pathways and hide some or all paths to a cloud or physical storage device from systems or applications.

For example, a storage path masking mechanism can limit Physical Server A to utilize only two of the four paths to Fabric A or Fabric B when accessing data on LUN A, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1 - An example of the storage path masking mechanism.

Related Patterns:

CloudSchool.com Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) Module 7: Fundamental Cloud Security
CloudSchool.com Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) Module 8: Advanced Cloud Security

This mechanism is covered in CCP Module 7: Fundamental Cloud Security and
in Module 8: Advanced Cloud Security.

For more information regarding the Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) curriculum, visit www.arcitura.com/ccp.

Cloud Computing Design Patterns

The architectural model upon which this design pattern is based is further covered in:

Cloud Computing Design Patterns by Thomas Erl, Robert Cope, Amin Naserpour

(ISBN: 9780133858563, Hardcover, ~ 528 pages)

For more information about this book, visit www.arcitura.com/books.