This article covers more insight about the advantages of SAN over NAS.
A storage area network (#SAN) is a dedicated, independent high-speed network that interconnects and delivers shared pools of storage devices to multiple servers. Each server can access shared storage as if it were a drive directly attached to the server.
Network Attached Storage (#NAS) is a device that allows users to access files through a network. It allows users to access and share files from their individual stations through a central server. NFS (Network File System) is a protocol that is used to serve and share files on a network.
Some advantages of a SAN:
1. Reduces LAN bandwidth problems. A key benefit of SANs is bandwidth improvement. 2. Improved data security. Data security is paramount for every business.
3. Responsive backup.
4. Increased scalability.
5. Reliable disaster recovery.
What is the purpose of a SAN?
SANs are primarily used to access data storage devices, such as disk arrays and tape libraries from servers so that the devices appear to the operating system as direct-attached storage.
A SAN typically is a dedicated network of storage devices not accessible through the local area network (LAN).