Network Storage - Network Attached Storage
What is Network Storage?
A network storage system allows computers to share large volumes of data across high-speed LAN connections. The two common approaches to setting up network storage are SAN and NAS.
Introduction to Network Attached Storage
Network attached storage systems add large amounts of disk storage space to a computer network as an alternative to traditional file servers.
Introduction to Cloud Storage
Cloud storage allows you to store and share data through a remote hosted network service. Look at these aspects of cloud storage to decide if the technology is for you.
SAN - Storage Area Network
A storage area network (SAN) typically supports large-scale network data storage, retrieval and replication on business networks using high-end servers, multiple disk arrays and Fibre Channel interconnection technology. SAN differs from Network Attached Storage technology in several ways.
NAS - A Definition
A NAS (Network Attached Storage) device allows files to be stored and retrieved across a computer network.
SAN vs NAS - What Is the Difference?
SAN and NAS technologies offer different but complementary solutions for network storage.
NFS - Network File System
A network file system - NFS is a technology for sharing resources between devices on a computer network. NFS is typically used on computers in a client/server local area network (LAN).
Fibre Channel is a set of related physical layer standards for high-performance storage applications on corporate networks.
What Is Infiniband?
InfiniBand is a high-performance, multi-purpose network architecture based on a design often called a "switched fabric." InfiniBand is designed for use in I/O networks such as storage area networks (SAN) or clusters.
"Storage Area Network Fundamentals"
This Cisco Press book presents an intermediate-level guide to SAN and Fibre Channel networking.
"Designing Storage Area Networks" (2nd Ed.)
This authoritative technical book on storage area network technology is a must-read for network designers and architects.