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Why Utilize SAN?

SAN (Storage Area Network) is a dedicated high-speed network that interconnects and presents shared pools of storage devices to many servers. In a storage area network, a layer of management software separates the pooled storage resources and the servers that access the storage. This software allows information technology administrators to centralize and manage multiple storage resources as if it were one consolidated resource. Because of the software, each of the servers can see only one storage device, while each of the storage devices in the SAN can see just one server. You can move data at will to any of the…

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The Advantages of Using SAN (Storage Area Network)

SAN (Storage Area Network) has the ability to move data between servers. It consists of a high-speed network of storage devices that connects the devices with servers. Many companies choose to deploy SAN because it offers better flexibility, availability and performance than direct-attached storage. Other reasons to use it are: You want better disk utilization. When your storage is in a centralized storage network you can manage everything as 1 entity You need a reliable disaster recovery solution. The upfront cost is high, but the benefits can be realized in just an hour after your system goes down SAN assures 100…

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SAN (Storage Area Network) Global Market Sees Uptick

According to a recent report from IT-Online, the global market for SAN (Storage Area Network)equipment grew three percent in 2014, to $2.5 billion. After a decline in 2013, demand returned for equipment built to handle the server-to-storage-array of data center traffic, the report stated. The fourth quarter of the year saw growth of two percent, totaling $669 million and the demand for 16G and high performance solid-state drive storage increased. Infonetics Research’s director of data center, cloud, and SDN, Cliff Grossner, stated that it’s a market with a bright future, as 2x25GE ports begin shipping this year and a new era of cloud…

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Installing SAN (Storage Area Network) is a Worthwhile Investment for Business

It’s understood that most computers today are attached to storage devices. SAN (Storage Area Network) is designed for universal storage connectivity. SAN is designed to connect a number of computers to a variety of storage devices. This means computers are able to determine ownership and even share data when necessary. According to an article in MCP Magazine, “The general concept, is more about treating storage like a utility and actually having storage that can be provisioned on demand and decreased — really, a liquid type of storage that’s in a pool. So SANs, in general, if you’re talking to a purist, is more…

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