SANRAD White Paper: IP SANs to Replace NAS WP 006-01
IP SAN solutions are used by a range of business users and preferred over the usual NAS products. These solutions have been designed by SANDARD for fulfilling storage consolidation projects. Discussed in this paper are the advantages of using both NAS and SAN solutions. The IP SAN solution is offered with the ability to join disk storage systems with SANDRAD's iSCSI V-Switches. NAS solutions are designed to share file over IP networks. This paper also addresses various drawbacks of using NAS solutions. The combination of IP SAN Solution with SANDARD's iSCSI V-Switch delivers better solution in terms of reliability, data availability, and scalability in comparison with NAS WP 006-01. IP SANs mentioned in this report allows the usage of data over the LAN. SANRAD provides iSCSI technology V-Switch to support sSCSI storage protocol. This protocol provides IP networked servers, desktops, and remote users with access to IP networks. Various benefits of IP SAN discussed in this report include block level performance, scalability, ease of use, and high availability. This solution allows the modification of storage needs for various business applications. The solution pointed out in the report is designed by SANDARD with storage services from the networks such as high-availability, volume management, storage pooling, virtualization, disaster recovery, and data migration. All discussions provided in this report are offered with accurate data and figures.