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When building a storage network, your basic decision is SAN vs. NAS. The choice will impact how you access your data. You must think about your network that is right for you is critical to providing the right level of capability without overburdening your business...
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…
Options for SAN connectivity are
- Fibre Channel
When building a storage network, your basic decision is SAN vs. NAS. The choice will impact how you access your data.