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How to Build a SAN: The Essential Guide for Turning Your Windows Server Into Shared Storage on Your IP Network

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Executive Summary

The Essential Guide to How to Build a SAN provides a brief overview to building the own Storage Area Network (SAN) using the existing industry standard x86 or x64 server hardware as well as freely available SAN software that will convert the box into a highly reliable and highly available SAN. One's newly built SAN will work directly on the Ethernet network without any additional investments. But why should one bother with a SAN at all? A SAN is a centralized, networked storage for the server applications. One can do many common tasks far easier and faster than with conventional file servers and direct attached storage (or hard disks).

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