SAN Solutions

03/26/2003

Which SAN will save your company lots of money and peace of mind? Point-to-point? Arbitrated loop or switched fabric? Would a network-attached storage plan be better? Storage solutions are becoming easier to implement and less expensive, but choosing the right one can be the most expensive and time-consuming part of the process.

In this interview with MCPmag.com senior editor Keith Ward, Chris Wolf discusses the decision process for choosing a storage solution, in particular, how to choose a SAN. To read Chris Wolf's SAN roundup in the March 2003 issue, "Building the Perfect SAN," go to http://mcpmag.com/Features/
article.asp?EditorialsID=333
. For those struggling with whether NAS is a viable option, see his other article, "What About NAS," at http://mcpmag.com/features/article.asp?EditorialsID=334. Chris Wolf, MCT, MCSE, CCNA, is a senior training consultant with CommVault Systems, specializing in network storage, and network infrastructure troubleshooting. Chris is the co-author of Windows 2000 Enterprise Storage Solutions (Sybex) and author of Microsoft .NETwork Infrastructure Troubleshooting (Addison-Wesley).


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