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QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
There are six S's to SAN, according to Scott Drummond, IBM's storage networking program director. Which of the following is not one of them?
e. SAN fabric
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The six S's to SAN, according to IBM's Scott Drummond:
2. SAN fabric
6. storage virtualization engine (SVE)
WhatIs.com defines a SAN (storage area network) as a high-speed special-purpose network (or subnetwork) that interconnects different kinds of data storage devices with associated data servers on behalf of a larger network of users. Typically, a storage area network is part of the overall network of computing resources for an enterprise. A storage area network is usually clustered in close proximity to other computing resources such as IBM S/390 mainframes but may also extend to remote locations for backup and archival storage, using wide area network carrier technologies such as asynchronous transfer mode or Synchronous Optical Networks.
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