Now that you're beyond the basics of SAN and into more
complex configuration solutions, troubleshooting performance issues, strategies and management
tasks, take a look at our Fast Guide to Advanced SAN. We're sure you'll find the answers
you've been seeking.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Managing the SAN
Troubleshooting the SAN
More SAN resources
Fibre Channel is headed
The near future will see a lot of confusion in Fibre Channel bandwidth options, with 4, 8 and
ultimately 10 GB coming on the market. At the same time, host bust adapter (HBA) prices are under
pressure. Find out what's being done to improve HBA manageability and interoperability.
It doesn't matter if you're a SAN beginner or a veteran. Our SAN Learning Guide has all the latest
information. Find out if a SAN is right for you.
Guide: SAN management
Take a look here for advice, tips and articles on tools, techniques and concepts that will help you
plan a SAN, increase utilization and keep your networks humming 24/7.
predictions for 2005: The year of programmable storage
Last year, our SAN expert Christopher Poelker predicted the arrival of the year of programmable
storage. That year is coming, he now says: It just wasn't going to happen in 2004. This year,
however, might be the year, thanks to advances in object model data management, fabric-based
intelligence and other technologies.
What is a storage area network? What are the benefits and pitfalls of installation? How can a SAN
fit into your organization? These questions and more are answered SAN School.
This was first published in August 2005