Components and Features of Storage Array

I am looking for a brief guide on the various components of a Hybrid Storage Array  and how the various components  inside interact in a mid-size Enterprise Storage Array.
E.g. How the Storage Processors interact with Disk Enclosures, etc.    
Also, a simple SAN architecture  and an explanation of the various features (technologies like dedupe, compression, etc)  will be helpful.
cgeorgeisaacAsked:
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
I find that vendors tend to keep their cards close to their chest when it comes to the "How it works" stuff.

Get to an engineer that works with and supports the products and ask them questions and I find that there tends to be a really good stream of information to be had. It's in finding the right person who enjoys working with the stuff and sharing about it. :D
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
There are a lot of different vendors out there and many of them do things quite differently.

Perhaps the first step would be to focus in on one vendor's product line and work with them to figure out the ins and outs of their setups.
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cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your advise.  However,  could you  provide me  at least one specific Link for any Storage Vendor on how Data is moved  or what happens to the Data the moment  a Read or Write Request is received from the HBA either in Hybrid or  All Flash Storage Array.   Thank you.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
For the more technical ins and outs I suggest digging into the SNIA website. There's a lot of information on how storage can move data about on so many different levels.
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cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
Sorry I had look there earlier, could not find any.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Then I suggest Route A: Approach a vendor as a prospective buyer and spend some time talking about how their product functions.
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cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
Thank  you.  I guess there is no material at all available on the Internet regarding my request.  Under the circumstance,  will try to contact a Vendor.  Appreciate your assistance.
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