Gsoedl, Jacob
April 2007
Storage Magazine;Apr2007, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p40
The article discusses the importance of the number of ports when choosing a storage array, switch or host bus adapter to maximize performance and reduce management complexity of applications. How much traffic the storage system must handle determines the number of required ports in a storage system. Selecting the array is determined by application and scalability needs. Midsized arrays are usually dual-controller arrays with a host port count of four to eight ports with two to eight back-end ports. For high-end arrays meanwhile are very modular and the number of host ports and back-end ports is determined by business requirements.


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