Storage Area Network, an abridged form of SAN is a network that distinguishes WAN from LAN. It is employed to accumulate all the storage resources connected to various servers. It comprises of a bunch of SAN software and hardware; however the hardware suites have high interconnection rates across diverse storage devices and the availability of software helps in proper configuration of the SAN without hassles.
For those who don’t know, Storage Area Network eliminates the need for disks for saving data. In fact, files and documents stored in the SAN are easy to access without worrying about security and management. There is a revelation that a lot of fabric switches when combined can make a Storage Area Network. With this network, a user can benefit from virtualization, consolidation, integration and automation of data storage and management.