I hear SAN and NAS are morphing and merging. I'm looking for the rubber-meets-the-road list of functions that are likely to be in such a future, solution-based product.
Let's say I plan to go with two NAS heads and a new SAN. Am I better off virtualizing SAN space for use with the NAS heads or utilizing attached storage instead?
SearchStorage.com has received many questions from our readers on NAS gateways and what's in store. As a result of those questions, we asked our NAS expert Randy Kerns to share his thoughts regarding the ease of NAS gateway implementation, why you might want to consider a gateway, how it will be managed and what products he sees coming down the road.
NAS expert Randy Kerns answers the question: "Is it typical, when using a NAS appliance, that a host/server would have 2xNICs installed?"
We have to be concerned with the definition of file virtualization. On one hand, we define it as a technology that...
SAN/NAS expert Greg Schulz answers a reader's question regarding fabrics for an operating system.
SAN/NAS expert Greg Schulz answers a reader's question regarding synchronous replication for data centers.