5. Adding New Storage via SAN with Reference to PCMCIA and USB

“Nothing has changed on my system” is a common statement made by people calling an IT helpline for assistance. It is a well-known fact that no system remains stagnant forever, so for those who try to achieve life eternal for their systems, ultimate failure awaits. Take racing as an apt analogy. If a racer never upgrades to a newer engine (CPU) or chassis (model), then the racer will have a hard time staying competitive. Thus, in this chapter, we discuss how to add more to our “racer.”

The term storage area network (SAN) will become, if it is not already, a common one among system administrators. The capability to consolidate all storage in a data center into large frames containing ...

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