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Vol. 2 No. 12 February 2004

Snapshot: How is Your SAN Architected?

Do You Store Any Databases On NAS? How many SAN fabrics does your company have? What network architecture are you using? Among Storage magazine readers, there is no one dominant way to configure your storage area network (SAN). While the overwhelming majority of respondents (73%) have multiple fabrics, there is no consensus on the right way to deploy a SAN. In more or less equal measures, respondents reported that they use small fabric switches, large director-class switches, the core/edge model and multiple small switches connected together. From user comments, we were able to detect a certain amount of interest by readers in moving to a core/edge architecture, or consolidating smaller switches into a single larger director. One reader reports that having multiple fabrics "is a pain to manage. Each fabric is an architecture in itself and is managed the same way."

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