Storage Lesson 2: SAN architecture and topology:
Lesson 2: SAN architecture and topology
Building upon the foundation in Lesson 1 of SAN School, Stephen Foskett dives into the nuts and bolts of architecture and topology. As SANs grow and expand, understanding the right architecture can be critical in making sure SANs are available and properly utilized.
In Lesson 2, Stephen discusses the evolution of SANs from standalone entities to islands and beyond. Using such techniques as dual connections or multipathing can make a substantial difference in the way data is moved and processed. These techniques can also make a big difference in your company's consolidation plans, which can save resources, time and money.
This lesson also gets in-depth on the different switch topologies and practices Stephen has seen work well for large, medium and small companies.