Storage Area Networks, abbreviated as SAN, are high-speed networks or subnetworks of storage devices that make these storage devices accessible to multiple servers, using a variety of topologies and protocols. SAN storage devices include disk-based devices and tape libraries.
The use of Storage Area Networks poses a lot of advantages. With SAN, storage capacity is larger as servers are not linked to a single storage device only. It also provides centralized backup, leading to simplification of management tasks. These networks also improve application availability and provides better option for backup and disaster recovery.Contratar a SAN Engineers