4.4. Other SAN Considerations

A SAN is not difficult to configure and implement. However, managing and maintaining a SAN can be a challenge, primarily because of growth and complexity.

As the number of devices on the SAN grows linearly, the number of potential interactions increases. This is a good thing for bringing storage to servers and clients, but it could create management headaches.

The most successful SAN implementation will reflect planning, good management, and a sense of the cost/value proposition the SAN offers.

4.4.1. Planning

If you are thinking of implementing a SAN, you’ll find that the planning is your first ally. There is a lot of order at the heart of the SAN, and if you plan carefully, you’ll be able to buy, implement, and ...

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