How do I know if I'm ready for a SAN?
Do you consider 50 GB of data large enough to implement a SAN? Is any amount of data too small to implement a SAN?
Only implement a SAN when you find the cost savings of implementing a SAN outweigh the costs of staying with current practices.
A SAN will help with things like:
Capacity on demand
If you have none of these issues, then perhaps a SAN is not required.
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This was first published in May 2004