Module 5: Fibre Channel Storage Area Network SAN is a high-speed, dedicated network of servers and shared storage devices. It enables storage consolidation and allows storage to be shared across multiple servers. This improves the utilization of storage resources compared to direct-attached storage architecture and reduces the total amount of storage an organization needs to purchase and manage. With consolidation, storage management becomes centralized and less complex, which further reduces the cost of managing information. SAN also enables organizations to connect geographically dispersed servers and storage. Further, it meets the storage demands efficiently with better economies of scale and also provides effective maintenance and protection of data.