Storage area network quiz

It's all about the storage area network (SAN) -- man. The more you know, the easier it is. Take our SAN quiz and find out where you stand as a SAN guru.

It's all about the SAN -- man. The more you know, the easier it is. Take our SAN quiz and find out where you stand as a SAN guru.

1. This is a geographically dispersed telecommunications network. The term distinguishes a broader telecommunication structure from a LAN.
What is it?

2. This is a high-speed, special-purpose network that interconnects different kinds of data storage devices with associated data servers on behalf of a larger network of users.
What is it?

3. This is a technology that incorporates a wireless LAN into a wired WAN. With this, a wireless LAN can operate as a seamless extension of a wired network.
What is it?

4. This is the combination of hardware and software that moves data coming in to a network node out by the correct port (door) to the next node in the network.
What is it?

5. This is a unique identifier used on a SCSI bus that enables it to differentiate between up to eight separate devices.
What is it?

6. This is the transmission of data intended for use only within a private network through a public network in such a way that the routing nodes in the public network are unaware that the transmission is part of a private network.
What is it?

7. This an IP-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities, developed by the IEEE. By carrying these commands over IP networks, it is used to facilitate data transfers over intranets and to manage storage over long distances.
What is it?

8. This exists as a discrete, isolated entity within a larger SAN. Its components are usually all located in the same building, or even within a single room.
What is it?

9. This technology offers point-to-point, switched and loop interfaces. It is designed to interoperate with SCSI, IP and other protocols, but it has been criticized for its lack of compatibility.
What is it?

10. This is an IP-based storage networking technology developed by the IEEE. Its mechanisms enable the transmission of Fibre Channel information by tunneling data between SAN facilities over IP networks.
What is it?

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This was first published in August 2005

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