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CCDP ARCH Quick Reference by Michael Watkins, Kevin Wallace

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Chapter 6. Storage-Area Network Design

This chapter examines how storage-area networks (SAN) enable customers to interconnect data centers, provide continuity, provide storage consolidation, and unify storage management.

An Overview of SAN Components and Technologies

SAN technologies enable organizations to maximize their storage capacity through a unified set of components and architecture. A SAN solution can separate storage from the traditional server, and can share storage among multiple servers. SANs also has a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than direct-attached storage and can provide high I/O throughout via high-performance interconnect. One limiting factor to be aware of is that there may be limited vendor interoperability.

SAN main ...

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