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SAN School Quiz 3 Answer # 4

Question #4

How do you create a SWAN?

a. Get two birds together after a few drinks
b. Connect two or more SAN islands together to consolidate storage mgmt, data mgmt or both
c. You attach two tape libraries to one disk drive
d. All of the above

Were you correct? The correct answer is
b. Connect two or more SAN islands together to consolidate storage mgmt, data mgmt or both

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A storage area network (SAN) is a high-speed special-purpose network (or subnetwork) that interconnects different kinds of data storage devices with associated data servers on behalf of a larger network of users. Typically, a storage area network is part of the overall network of computing resources for an enterprise. A storage area network is usually clustered in close proximity to other computing resources such as IBM S/390 mainframes but may also extend to remote locations for backup and archival storage, using wide area network carrier technologies such as asynchronous transfer mode or Synchronous Optical Networks. A SWAN is a storage wide area network that links local SANs via wide area network technologies such as ATM.

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This was first published in January 2004

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