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Storage Area Network Technology
This paper discusses computer technology storage and associated management, administration and security.
# 92037 | 1,763 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper provides a literature review of the peer-to-peer storage and storage area network (SAN) technology areas. Storage area networks are defined as a network storage infrastructure environment dedicated to assuring accessibility to data on a scalable, reliable IT infrastructure. The paper compares what industry leading experts maintain, relative to the strengths and weaknesses of these technologies. The paper explains that Internet Protocol-based networks need to show greater scalability and fault tolerance to be considered ready for enterprise-wide use.

Peer-to-Peer Technologies Literature Review
Storage Area Networking (SAN) Literature Review

From the Paper:

"International Data Corporation (2003), Gartner Group (2005) and several other research organizations have validated the fact that peer-to-peer based storage architectures are critical for the growth of emerging enterprises. Accentuating this market requirement is the growth in compliance requirements for all publicly-traded companies in the U.S. as defined by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002). The combined effects of transparent access to data to enable market responsiveness, in essence the need for agility in their emerging growth markets on the one hand, and the need for compliance on the other is driving the adoption of peer-to-peer storage networking architectures."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Columbus and Murphy (2002) - Re-orienting Your Content and Knowledge Management Strategies. AMR Research. Boston, MA. Report and research findings published October 2002. Retrieved April 26, 2005:
  • DeCusatis (2002) - OFC Conference Proceedings, 2002. Transcript from the presentation Storage area network applications. IBM Corporation. 2002. From document ID 01036473 in zipped document stacks
  • International Data Corporation (2003) - Storage Strategies and Market Data Book 2003. International Data Corporation. Framingham, MA. 2003. Content presented by Microsoft WinHEC Developer's Conference, 2005. Accessed from the Internet on April 27, 2006:
  • IDC (2005) - Several reports contributed to the development of Table 1 including RAID Market Data Book 2005; Storage Market Service Bulletins; Robert Amatruda interviews in 2004. Accessed from the Internet using a guest login and password on April 27, 2006.
  • KPMG Consulting (2005) - Case Studies on the Business Impact of Storage Area Networks. KPMG Consulting Company, Fairfield, CT. May, 2005 Accessed from the Internet on April 27, 2006:

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