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How Setting Up A Storage Area Network Can Really Help Your Business The limits of computers just seem to grow in contrast to their ever shrinking size. With only the computation power of an average mathematician, the computers developed less than a century ago were the size of a small home. Now small enough to fit in a pocket, the computers of today are hundreds, thousands and millions times more powerful than the earlier versions. Modern computers are not always as small as they might first appear, a fact that lots of people may not know. Many systems actually rely on large banks of storage area network (SAN) devices that can be a part of a server room that would rival the size of the first computers. Understanding a SAN There is an easy contrast when looking at storage area networks against local area networks (LAN) and network-attached storage (NAS.) Each of these systems provides a solution for a certain computing problem. Because they're the types most often found in homes or small business, LANs are the most widespread networks found. When a selected LAN network needed more storage space on the hard drive, the earlier solution was to add NAS. However, with the introduction of more cost-effective 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 large networks of computers to significant amounts of storage space. Utilizing the main administrative server, this makes it possible to quickly secure intellectual property and access any one employee's work. What Are the Benefits of Shared Storage? There are a number of reasons why modern information technology has moved to shared storage systems such as SAN. Keeping work stations fast, since they no longer need to be loaded up with unnecessary data is the leading reason. By making each computer run a little bit quicker, total company productivity rises. Another advantage is easy access to documents and files from anyplace on the connected server. Very efficient 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. In a large organization, this can make work much easier and there is less potential for data being lost. SAN Equipment Needs Storage area networks demand special equipment in order to be installed into an already established system, which is essentially the case with any other area of the IT world as well. Many companies who use this IT solution have to have a large amount of storage, which often means many individual units. Because this newest technology provides optimum service, purchasing new units is suggested. Companies that have no idea how many units to obtain should speak with their in-house IT department and an outside SAN supplier. Network Efficiency

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Having the ability to perform tasks more efficiently because individual computers are linked together is the premise that the whole concept of a computer network is founded on. Businesses should expect to have dependable storage for all of their potential 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 want to expand their systems down the road. Developing a smoothly run network is a simple process when using this modern technology. The limits of computers just seem to grow in contrast to their ever shrinking size. With only the computation power of a...

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