Booting from the SAN

Brooks, Darryl
December 2003
Storage Magazine;Dec2003, Vol. 2 Issue 10, p61
Cites the benefits of booting operating systems from a storage area network (SAN). Enhancement of system upgrades; Capability of root disks to be mirrored across distances; Political downside; Standardization from the host bus adapter to the storage port.


Related Articles

  • slash SAN costs. Farley, Marc // Storage Magazine;Mar2004, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p33 

    The article highlights the challenges faced by computer storage administrators to find ways to expand the use of storage area networks through less-costly technologies. Many smaller, less critical Windows and Linux servers in corporate data centers are still using direct-attached storage and...

  • Storage networks get help from WAN accelerators. Greene, Tim // Network World;4/25/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 16, p14 

    Businesses looking to make consolidated storage networks perform better no longer need to turn to a single-purpose device for help. Some vendors make single-purpose devices specifically for speeding up wide area file services (WAFS). This article relates how vendors use generalized...

  • Storage system offers convenient backup.  // Design News;2/26/90, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p40 

    Introduces the mass-storage systems from Hewlett-Packard Co. Applications of the systems; Prices; System design.

  • Extension platform for storage area networks.  // Lightwave;Jun2006, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p23 

    The article introduces the BroadGate SAN XT, a storage area network (SAN) extension solution for transport network, manufactured by ECI Telecom Ltd. It has the ability to recover data from disaster and business continuity for hundreds of kilometers. It has an output of up to 2.5 gigabits per...

  • Optical Alternative Tape Backup. Didsbury, Lawrence // Storage Magazine;Feb2005, Vol. 3 Issue 12, p53 

    This article provides information on the TeraCart PD family of new blue-laser optical storage libraries from Asaca/ShibaSoku Corp. The product incorporates Sony Electronics' Professional Disc for DATA technology and can store up to 33TB of data in only four square feet of floor space. The new...

  • modernize mainframe storage. Braue, David // Storage Magazine;Feb2003, Vol. 1 Issue 12, p28 

    Explores the trend in the application of multiple virtual storage mainframes in the U.S. Benefits from storage area networks; Applications of mainframes; Features of FICON, a mainframe interconnect from IBM; Notions about mainframes; Correlation between FICON and Linux operation systems. ...

  • Fibre Channel still rules the SAN. Chee Sing Chan // Telecom Asia;Aug2006, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p10 

    The article reports on the storage area networks (SAN) by Fibre Channel Co. which served as a replacement for Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI), a storage system that is said to outpace all existing storage types in the U.S. According to the associate vice president for storage at...

  • DAS, NAS, SAN?  // Video Systems;Feb2005, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p14 

    Defines some terms related to computer storage devices. Reference of DAS to direct attached storage; Dedication of a network attached storage device to file sharing; Meaning of a storage area network.

  • Storage choices by corporate studio size.  // Video Systems;Feb2005, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p14 

    Focuses on a TrendWatch study in the U.S. that examines storage types by corporate studio size. Use of the direct attached storage by more middle size facilities; Popularity of network attached storage to a greater number of large studios; Percentage of large corporate studios that are using...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics