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SAN School: Lesson 8

"Tying SANs together"

Join Christopher Poelker, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on how to create a full-scale network by tying SANs together. This lesson looks at how to extend the SAN, connectivity between SANs and SAN islands, IP storage, virtualization (in-band, out-of-band) and SW/HW pooling.

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To form a more powerful network and utilize SANs most effectivly you have to begin to create a connected environment that allows you to share and protect data seamlessly. In Lesson 8 of SearchStorage.com's "SAN School" Christopher Poelker extols the virtues of a centralized SAN environment. An environment that is easier to manage and ties your applications together. Aside from ease of management this also includes the ability to replicate data between company locations enables disaster recovery and data sharing.

What you'll walk away with:
** Understanding the new iSCSI protocol
** Choosing and using SAN extenders
** Choosing the correct link for the job
** Industry-wide tips and best practices

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Now that you've read SAN School lessons 1-4, take the first SAN School quiz.

Christopher Poelker is a storage architect at Hitachi Data Systems. Prior to Hitachi, Chris was a lead storage architect/senior systems architect for Compaq Computer, Inc., in New York. While at Compaq, Chris built the sales/service engagement model for Compaq StorageWorks, and trained most of the company's VAR's, Channel's and Compaq ES/PS contacts on StorageWorks. Chris' certifications include: MCSE, MCT (Microsoft Trainer), MASE (Compaq Master ASE Storage Architect), and A+ certified (PC Technician).

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This was first published in May 2005

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