Storage Area Networks
Published Online: 15 JAN 2008
Copyright © 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
How to Cite
DeCusatis, C. 2008. Storage Area Networks. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. .
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2008
This chapter provides a tutorial on storage area networks (SANs), including a description of SAN networking protocols, topologies, and design considerations. Additional topics to be discussed include SAN management, virtualization, multiprotocol routing, fabrics and intra-switch links. SAN's extension over long distances (hundreds or thousands of kilometers) will also be considered for applications such as disaster recovery or remote tape and disk vaulting. Both synchronous and asynchronous solutions will be described.
- fibre channel;
- disaster recovery;