How to Build a SAN Guide: Convert Any Windows Server Into Shared Storage
Source: Starwind Software
This How To Build A SAN guide provides simple step-by-step instructions for building your own Storage Area Network (SAN) or centralized, networked storage by using standard off-the-shelf x86 hardware or even a repurposed server running Windows. Building a SAN, even a highly available and fault-tolerant enterprise-class SAN, is a fairly straight-forward process that takes less than 30 minutes. While it does take a bit of pre-planning, the small amount of effort required to build your own storage server can result in a significant cost savings and is ideal for VMware, Hyper-V or any other server applications and server clustering. Using StarWind Software to build a SAN is easy and reduces complexity, saves time managing your storage and expands your storage capabilities affordably.