Storage Smarts Answer #47 -- SAN benefits

Storage Smarts Answer #47 -- SAN benefits

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

SAN expert Chris Poelker pointed out the many benefits of moving towards a SAN strategy. Listed below are five benefits. Which one is NOT listed by Chris?

a. Increased disk utilization
b. Decreased workload
c. Improved DR capabilities
d. Improved overall availability
e. Support server clustering

Were you correct? This week's answer is:
b. Decreased workload

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If you need to manage many servers though, the payback can be enormous. Here is a listing of the basic benefits implementing a SAN provides.

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This was first published in May 2003
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