Storage Area Networks (SANs) provide manageable, centralized storage capacity for systems offering vast amounts of disk space via a dedicated network link. SANs can offer servers much more disk space than they might be able to utilize locally, often spanning dozens if not hundreds of terabytes of data.
Because of their complexity, however, SANs are not easy to properly administer. Often they require dedicated professionals to manage properly.
A Storage Area Networking policy can help lay out guidelines for the appropriate set up and usage of SANs in order to get the best performance and operational efficiencies out of them. This in turn helps companies maximize their often pricy investments in SAN technologies.
The purpose of this policy from TechRepublic Premium is to provide guidelines for the appropriate use and administration of storage area networks. This policy can be customized as needed to fit the needs of your organization.
From the policy:
All employees, whether full-time, part-time, contract workers, consultants, part-time staff, interns and temporary workers and other personnel are covered by this policy. It also applies to all company-owned equipment, employee-owned equipment used to conduct company business, or material related thereto.
There are no exceptions to this policy except where permitted in writing by the HR and IT departments.