Which SAN will save your company lots of money and peace of mind?
Point-to-point? Arbitrated loop or switched fabric? Would a network-attached
storage plan be better? Storage solutions are becoming easier to implement
and less expensive, but choosing the right one can be the most expensive
and time-consuming part of the process.
In this interview with MCPmag.com senior editor Keith Ward, Chris
Wolf discusses the decision process for choosing a storage solution, in
particular, how to choose a SAN. To read Chris Wolf's SAN roundup in the March 2003 issue, "Building
the Perfect SAN," go to http://mcpmag.com/Features/
. For those struggling with whether NAS is a viable option, see his
other article, "What About NAS," at http://mcpmag.com/features/article.asp?EditorialsID=334.
Chris Wolf, MCT, MCSE, CCNA, is a senior training consultant with CommVault
Systems, specializing in network storage, and network infrastructure troubleshooting.
Chris is the co-author of Windows 2000 Enterprise Storage Solutions
(Sybex) and author of Microsoft .NETwork Infrastructure Troubleshooting