Quick Glossary: Storage Area Network
With the sheer amount of raw data being generated by big data applications, Internet of Things and machine learning, modern business enterprises may find their conventional file-level storage systems are overwhelmed and inadequate for the task. In those situations, enterprises often choose to deploy a system known as storage area network.
This quick glossary, from TechRepublic Premium, explains 22 terms and concepts associated with this high-speed data storage network and provides a foundational basis for implementing SAN solutions in your business.
From the glossary:
HIGH-PERFORMANCE PARALLEL INTERFACE
A standard point-to-point protocol for transmitting large amounts of data at up to billions of bits per second over relatively short distances, mainly on local area networks. High-performance parallel interfaces are used to attach different devices to local area networks at high speed so that they function as if they are all part of a single computer.
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