Storage Area Networks
For medium to large organisations, SANs are a must. With the advent of virtualisation technology, SANs provide a central and
redundant storage solution to provide high availability and reduced downtime when coupled with a suitable hypervisor.
- Fibre Channel
- Gigabit & 10GBE iSCSI
- Clustered SANs
- VMWare vMotion
- Cloud Computing
Network Attached Storage
We can either build or supply a pre-built NAS using several off the shelf Vendors such as QNAP, Equalogic or Thecus. For
large scale NAS storage (20+ drives) we can supply both T1 vendors and custom build solutions.
What is the difference between a SAN and a NAS?
A SAN (although sometimes connected through a network) writes at the block
level, providing two advantages:
High speed through not slowing down due to network protocol overheads
The storage can be mounted like a physical disk on the target server
A NAS mounts the physical disk and shares the disk out using file sharing protocols such as SMB (Windows file sharing), FTP and HTTP.
The advantages are:
Easily accessible by any computer on the network
Easy to configure
Great for backups / general storage
For more information, or to receive a quote on any of our products or services, please give us a call on the number below.
(03) 6235 5022