Storage area networks
In Chapter 1, “Introduction” on page 1, we introduced the basics by presenting a network and storage system. We also defined a standard storage area network (SAN) and briefly described the underlying technologies and concepts of a SAN implementation.
In this chapter, we extend this discussion by presenting real-life SANs with well-known technologies and platforms that are used in SAN implementations. We also describe several trends that are driving the SAN evolution, and how they might affect the future of storage technology. ...

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