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RE: [SLUG] Storage Area Networks
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Storage Area Networks
- From: "Visser, Martin (SNO)" <Martin.Visser@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Aug 30 09:11:51 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Return-receipt-to: "Visser, Martin (SNO)" <Martin.Visser@xxxxxxxxxx>
SANs operate at a much lower level than this. (Architectually they are /dev
rather than /mnt )
On FibreChannel based SAN, disks are addressable much like virtual SCSI
devices. The storage architecture is easily able to be clustered, RAIDed,
whatever and is accessible by multiple processors, independent of location.
What you are referring to is more the "network appliance" type of drop-in
Technology Consultant - Compaq Global Services
Compaq Computer Australia
410 Concord Road
Rhodes, Sydney NSW 2138
From: Rev Simon Rumble [mailto:simon@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, 29 August 2000 11:48 PM
To: rolyaT yuG
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Storage Area Networks
On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 01:59:26PM +0200, rolyaT yuG uttered:
> Can anybody give me a simple breakdown of how SANS work...
Take hard disk. Stick hard disk in box with CPU, memory and network
connection. Add software (firmware) that does Samba type stuff. Get
marketing department to come up with new acronym. Attempt to become
more than a hard disk manufacturer and get a bigger piece of the action.
(That was my understanding of it. Feel free to prove me wrong.)
Rev Simon Rumble "Athens built the Acropolis. Corinth was a
simon@xxxxxxxxxx city interested in purely materialistic things.
http://www.rumble.net we admire Athens, visit it, preserve the old
yet we hardly ever set foot in Corinth."
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