What are Storage Area Networks?
Bring it all Together: So, the question that remains is this: Should you be moving away from your current storage strategy and towards a Storage Area Network (SAN)? The answer is not a simple one. If you have the need to centralize or streamline your data storage then a SAN may be right for you. The price tag of SAN equipment may still be outside the reach of small businesses. If this is the case your business may need to investigate other types of storage networking technologies such as Direct Attached Storage (DAS) or Network Attached Storage (NAS).
When assessing your likely storage requirements consider how much data you have now and how much new data you are likely to create every month. Before investing in a server you need to consider many things, including the applications you will run, storage, processor, form factor, and more. This Internet.com eBook can help you choose wisely.
Congratulations! You now understand what advantages a storage area network (SAN) and storage networking technologies can do for your business network.
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