Join Neil Anderson for an in-depth discussion in this video What is centralized storage?, part of Introduction to SAN and NAS Storage.
- In this lecture, I'll start right at the beginning,…and you'll learn the basics of what SAN and NAS storage is.…(electronic music)…The easiest way to understand it is by comparing it…with traditional storage where a PC or server…has got its own internal hard drives.…So let's look at the components of a computer,…and then we can compare that with external storage.…
Now I know you know this part already,…but it's just so we can compare it with SAN and NAS's,…going to make things make a bit more sense.…So on your laptop you're watching this on,…or a server at work, it's going to have a motherboard,…with slots to plug the other components into…so that they can communicate with each other.…One of those components is going to be the CPU,…your processor, and when the system's actually doing work,…it's the CPU that is making the calculations.…It needs somewhere to store the information…that it's working on right now, and that goes…into memory, that's your DRAM,…the dynamic random access memory.…
It's very fast, but the problem is,…
- What is centralized storage?
- The benefits of centralized storage
- Comparing SAN and NAS solutions
- NAS protocols
- SAN protocols