Understanding the benefits of a SAN The benefits of using a SAN are many, since a SAN usually has a very high return on investment (ROI), makes the total cost of ownership (TCO) of computing less, and has a pay-back period (PBP) based in months instead of years. Following is a list of many of the ways you can expect a SAN to be beneficial. There are financial benefits of the SAN, but you should start with the operational and tactical benefits of the SAN, namely: * Long distance with FC getting away from SCSI limits, and provided up to 10KM. * Higher performance 200 MB per sec. * High connectivity rates for the sharing of pooled storage. * Higher availability of data access paths. Click here for Part 3.
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