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IBM System Storage Solutions Handbook by Megan Gilge, Renato Santos, Pauli Rämö, Rucel F. Javier, Ezgi Coskun

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Introduction to storage networking
This chapter introduces various storage networking options that you can choose to build your optimal storage environment, enabling the infrastructure simplification in the following ways:
Consolidation
Virtualization
Automation
Integration
16.1 Overview
Storage area networks (SANs) are extremely important for today’s data storage technologies. Previously, for client/server systems, data was stored directly on internal devices or directly attached to the server. When the number of servers and their storage ...

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