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It makes sense to build data archives on a SAN

Do you recommend SANs as the backbone of storage archives? If not, what else should be considered?

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Yes, it makes sense to build your centralized data archives on a SAN backbone to ensure performance and scalability -- if you have already invested in a Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure to support centralized ERP applications and storage or if you are moving in that direction.

However, if you are a smaller organization that finds NAS or dedicated server storage adequate for current needs, a NAS storage solution may be the appropriate near-term choice for your storage archives as well.

In either case, be sure to consider additional requirements such as disaster recovery.

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This was first published in February 2004

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