What Infrastructure Choice is Best for Your SAN?

The storage array OEM, Dell EMC, HPE, Hitachi, IBM and NetApp are primarily offered as all-flash storage, with hybrid flash and spinning disk.

The flash with non-volatile memory express (NVMe) flash drives available in enterprise arrays.

But HPE arrays and DELL EMC Powermax are using NVMe as connectivity for storage-class memory as a cache layer.

Standard specification and features include input/output per second (IOPS) that run petabytes (PB), Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity to hosts.

Dual controllers, replication, snapshots, encryption, thin provisioning and data reduction are common.

Hitachi  VSP F- and G-series: Read More..

IBM FlashSystem, StorWize and DS arrays Read More…

NetApp  AFF/FAS, Solidfire and E/EF-series. Read More…

Dell EMC  VMAX/PowerMax, Xtremio, Unity, SC, and PowerVault ME4 products Read More..

HPE’s 3PAR and Nimble arrays Read More…

How to Hook Up a SAN?

Options for SAN connectivity are

  • TCP/IP
  • WAN
  • Fibre Channel
  • iSCSI
  • FCoE

SAN or NAS: Ways to Connect Your Data:

When building a storage network, your basic decision is SAN vs. NAS. The choice will impact how you access your data.