SAN/NAS convergence: proceed with CAUTION

Desmond, Michael
September 2003
Storage Magazine;Sep2003, Vol. 2 Issue 7, p20
Discusses various issues surrounding the deployment of network-attached storage (NAS) as a file interface to the storage area network (SAN). Benefits from a hybrid SAN-NAS solution; Concerns raised by some implementations about performance and latency on SAN; Options available to companies that are looking to SAN-NAS convergence; View of Marc Farley, president of Building Storage, on the interoperability of SAN and NAS. INSETS: A DIFFERENT TACK;AN EYE ON SCSI.


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