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By bradvillas ·
Has the SANS technology reached "production" and how does it compare to cost of disk on servers?

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by parsonsd In reply to SANS reached Prime Time

The maturity of the technology has evolved to the point that a company can deploy a successful SAN with some investment into a proof of concept and qualifying all devices attached to the SAN.

The real cost basis questions to look at when justifying a SAN is the cost of management of Direct Attached Storage to the cost of another network infrastructure.

Over 'X' number of servers, the cost of supportability becomes an overwhelming amount. Start to look at the number of technicians/analystsyou employ versus the number of servers you maintain. I think Gartner's recommendation is a 15:1 ratio. If you want to raise the number of severs maintained in the ratio, then you may want to think of SANs as a possible methodology to accomplish that.....

Hope that helps.
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by bradvillas In reply to SANS reached Prime Time

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by James_Randy In reply to SANS reached Prime Time

That was a very thoughtful and thorough first answer. Why don't you go ahead and accept that answer and close the question.

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