The Risks of Storage Area Networks

August, 2002


Storage area networks (SAN) are beginning to demonstrate their utility. The value of transporting storage data at 100 Mbps, without bogging down LANs using tradition network attached storage (NAS), should not be underestimated. On the other hand, SAN technology is clearly an emerging one that suffers from such problems as poor interoperability among heterogeneous Fibre Channel products and inadequate management utilities, which must be resolved.