Introduction to Advance Network Storage Systems Seminar Topic:
The storage capacity of a system has evolved over the years, if it required a room size device to store 1GB of data in the 1980’s, even 1TB can be stored in a small chip less then size of the tip of our finger. Many advanced storage systems have been invented and many are in the process of invention.
Nowadays there are lots of networks used for system to system communication and many prefer to store their important data in these network storage systems rather than standalone desktops. The biggest advantage of such storage mechanisms are that it can establish a straight forward communication among the devices used for storage and the client machines. Such storage mechanism in the server helps us to secure data and also take back up whenever we want.
Storage networking can be split into two major components:
SAN or Storage area network: Helps in delivering a high performance network and its main work area is among storage devices and server with the help of a new innovative technology called the fiber technology. It supports both local area network and wireless network. The main advantages of SAN are reliable data transfer, flexible configuration, high performance and scalability etc.
NAS or Network attached storage: Being directly in contact with the network, it allows users to easily get in touch with their files. TCP/IP forms the usual network for NAS and it does not compromise on security of the network. Main pros include simple maintenance procedures and file sharing capacity.
The various types of storage include fixed format storage like JBOD or RAID and removable media. A high speed dedicated network is used for storage of data across a network and that too in a direct manner. A network interface card is absent and instead intelligent drive interface or controllers are used to connect storage devices.
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