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Vol. 3 No. 9 November 2004

Snapshot: Network-based storage services

Do You Run Network-Based Storage Services? Do you run any storage services from the network? What storage services do you run in the network? On what hardware do the network-based services run? The notion of running storage services from within the storage area network (SAN) fabric is not foreign to Storage readers--more than half do just that. By far, the most popular applications to run from the storage network are backup and file serving, but readers are also doing volume management (62.3%) and replication (65.6%) from the SAN. A respectable number (29.5%) are also doing virtualization. Surprisingly, a fair number of storage managers already use "intelligent" switching platforms: 16.4% are running storage services in the form of an add-on blade in a switch, while 23% are doing it at the port level.

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Features in this issue

  • The search for cost-effective disaster recovery

    Creating an efficient DR strategy starts with determining the value of your company's applications and data. You can find the right mix of DR technologies to protect your data without breaking the bank.

  • Accommodating arrays

    by  Jerome Wendt

    Modern storage arrays offer disk types to meet any need -- costly Fibre Channel (FC) disks for high-end applications requiring superior performance and availability, and lower-priced SATA disks for less-critical data. The arrays also come with mixed RAID configurations. But selecting the right mix of disks and RAID levels requires understanding the impact of those decisions.

  • Cheap SANs--Hype or Hot?

    Low-cost SANs still looking for a market

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