[svlug] NAS versus SAN

Emmanuel Mayssat emmanuel_mayssat at lynceantech.com
Thu Oct 22 10:44:56 PDT 2009


Hello,

Can anyone confirm the performance difference between NAS and SAN?
How much performance gain do I get to go a SAN from a NAS configuration?

Can I do a SAN storage server with a traditional linux computer? or can 
linux machines only be 'clients' ?
What is the cheapest and minimalist setup for SAN on linux?
Do I need a FC switch or can I have a linux storage server with several 
FC interfaces?
Is there Any supplier/manufacturer you recommend?

Any pointer/info is appreciated.

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Emmanuel Mayssat





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