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The Next Big Advancement In Technology: Storage Area Networks As computers reduce in size, their limits and bounds only seem to expand. It was less than a century ago that computers were the size of small houses, yet only had the computation potential of the average mathematician. Now small enough to fit in a pocket, the computers of today are hundreds, thousands and millions times more powerful than their predecessors. Something that many individuals may not realize is that modern computers aren’t always as small as they first seem. Many systems actually depend upon big banks of storage area network (SAN) devices that can be a part of a server room that might rival the size of the first computers. Just What Is a SAN? Storage area networks can be very easily contrasted against local area networks (LAN) and network-attached storage (NAS). To address a certain computing problem, each of these systems serves a purpose. LANs are the most widespread networks found since they are the types most often found in homes or small businesses. The previous solution was to add NAS if a selected LAN network needed more storage space on the hard drive. However, with the development of more affordable and efficient storage options, the storage area network has been added to different size networks in hundreds of different industries. The SAN works by connecting big networks of computers to significant amounts of storage space. Using the main administrative server, this makes it possible to very easily secure intellectual property and access any one employee's work. What Are the Benefits Associated with Shared Storage? Modern information technology has moved toward shared storage systems like SAN and there are a lot of reasons for this. The biggest reason is keeping individual work stations fast, because they no longer need to be loaded up with unneeded data. By making each computer function a little bit quicker, overall company productivity rises. Another advantage is easy access to documents and files from anywhere on the connected server. Effective storage systems are replacing the use of floppy discs and even thumb drives. A file can be saved then retrieved by a completely different authorized user in a totally different location, all with the simple click of a button. This can making working in big organization a lot easier with less of a chance of lost data. SAN Equipment Requirements Storage area networks require special equipment in order to be installed into an already established system, which is essentially the case with every other area of the IT world as well. A large amount of storage is frequently required by the companies that use this IT solution and this in turn equates to quite a few individual units. As this newest technology will provide optimum service, purchasing new units is recommended. Companies that have no idea how many units to purchase should confer with their in-house IT department and an outside SAN supplier. Network Efficiency

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The Next Big Advancement In Technology: Storage Area Networks

Having the ability to perform tasks more efficiently because individual computers are linked with each other is the premise that the whole notion of a computer network is founded on. Businesses can expect to have dependable storage for all of their likely data needs by adding most modern service area network technology to a growing server. Combining this data management solution together with other networking options is smart for companies that plan to expand their systems down the road. Setting up a smoothly run network is a simple process when using this innovative technology. As computers reduce in size, their limits and bounds only seem to expand. It was less than a century ago that computers ...

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The Next Big Advancement In Technology: Storage Area Networks  

As computers reduce in size, their limits and bounds only seem to expand. It was less than a century ago that computers ...

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