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Difference between SAN and NAS

By giancarlo.de.attiliis@it. ·
What are the difference besides a SAN and NAS.
When I use the first or the second in a hipothetical Storage network ?

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by mua In reply to Difference between SAN an ...

SAN=Storage Area Network, is file-centric;
NAS=Network Attached Storage,is data-centric.

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by johnz3 In reply to Difference between SAN an ...

The simplistic answer to your question is that you can boot to a SANS but not to a NAS.

If you simply need a shared data storage area there are several NAS solutions that should address your needs. Many of the high-end NAS arrays approach SANS in speed, performance, and reliability.

You would look to a SANS environment if you are running servers or workstations without native hard drives (boot to PXE or similar). This environment is designed around high-availability server clusters and priced to match.

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