Storage Area NetworkLet’s say you have a incredibly well known photography studio for… say… dogs and as you take a lot more photographs you save them across a lot of hard drives, but your server is speedily operating out of physical space for extra really hard drives. While each NAS and SAN give remote access to storage devices by way of a network, the similarity ends there. All the storage that the mainframe demands was directly connected to it. Every thing was located and managed as a single, big entity. The capability to spread every little thing out over long distances makes a SAN quite useful to significant providers with several offices.

For instance, there are Windows applications that can be installed to nearby storage, but not to a network drive. The movement toward modular reference architectures as building blocks for significant data centers is now also trickling down to modest and … Read More