Module 5 - Module 5 Fibre Channel Storage Area Network(FC SAN Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation All rights reserved Module 5 Fibre Channel Storage Area

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Module 5: Fibre Channel Storage Area Network Module 5 Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (FC SAN) 1 Copyright © 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved
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Module 5: Fibre Channel Storage Area Network This module focuses on FC SAN components, FC interconnectivity options, and FC architecture. This module also focuses on virtualization techniques in SAN environment. 2 Copyright © 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved
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Module 5: Fibre Channel Storage Area Network This lesson covers evolution of FC SAN, its components, and three FC interconnectivity options. This lesson also covers various FC port types. 3 Copyright © 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved
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Module 5: Fibre Channel Storage Area Network Organizations are experiencing an explosive growth in information. This information needs to be stored, protected, optimized, and managed efficiently. Data center managers are burdened with the challenging task of providing low-cost, high-performance information management solutions. An effective information management solution must provide the following: Just-in-time information to business users: Information must be available to business users when they need it. 24 x 7 data availability is becoming one of the key requirements of today’s storage infrastructure. The explosive growth in online storage, proliferation of new servers and applications, and the spread of mission-critical data throughout enterprises are some of the challenges that need to be addressed to provide information availability in real time. Flexible and resilient storage infrastructure: The storage infrastructure must provide flexibility and resilience that aligns with changing business requirements. Storage should scale without compromising the performance requirements of applications and, at the same time, the total cost of managing information must be low. Direct-attached storage (DAS) is often referred to as a stovepiped storage environment. Hosts “own” the storage and it is difficult to manage and share resources on these isolated storage devices. Efforts to organize this dispersed data led to the emergence of the storage area network (SAN). 4 Copyright © 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved
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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.
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