7.2. General SAN Implementations

There are certain general types of SAN implementations. You are likely to see them in any large IT operation, regardless of the industry sector. The next few pages will discuss several major ones.

7.2.1. NT Consolidation

Consolidating and centralizing server and storage assets through the creation of clusters can satisfy some of the sharing needs. The clustering concept is a key for users who need high server availability.

Figure 7-1. NT Consolidation

International Data Corporation defines four principal types of clustering:

  • High-availability clustering — system managed failover to another node within the ...

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