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Storage Area Network Fundamentals by Meeta Gupta

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Chapter 7. Designing and Building a SAN

In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

The design and implementation of a storage area network (SAN) is a complex process. You need adequate expertise, manpower, and a sufficient budget to develop a storage network that not only will address the current storage demands, but also will meet any future requirements. A SAN must be stable, secure, high-performance, scalable, and extremely resilient. At the same time, a SAN must justify its cost.

SAN Design Considerations

Although vendors offer standard solutions for the implementation of SANs, customized SAN designs are the norm. This is because custom designs allow organizations ...

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