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Anyone familiar with Storage Area Networks (SAN)?

By lokem
Mar 22, 2002
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  1. Hi all,

    As message title. I was reading about it the other day and it seems like a hot thing to implement nowadays. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it just seems like group of networked computers with tonnes of storage using RAID.

    What do you guys think?


    TIA
  2. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 868

    I don't really know too much about SAN's, but the concept sounds pretty neat. Anyway, here is what IBM has on their site about SAN's:

    And from www.whatis.com
  3. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 773

    Thanks for the info. Actually those were the articles that I read :D

    I'm just wondering whether if anyone is using it in their company.
  4. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 348

    I know a bunch of companies that use SANs... I help support some of them.

    The term SAN is a pretty generic term. Think of it as a LAN designed not for network connectivity but for storage connectivity.

    You can connect all different things to SAN; harddrives, tape, opticals, etc.
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