Storage area networks (SANs) provide a low-latency, high-bandwidth interconnect that can span large distances. It's a smart storage investment if you need a long-term, customized solution that you won't easily outgrow or need to replace. Start with as little as 250GB, and add more capacity as you need it.
We offer two fully managed EMC® SAN choices: shared SAN (sSAN) and dedicated SAN (dSAN). Both sSAN and dSAN support block-access storage protocols, while dSAN offers an option for Unified to add CIFS and NFS file-level access. Choose from various storage models, depending on your performance requirements and capacity needs.
Common use cases for SAN:
High-performance solid state drives (SSD) are available to support demanding workloads.
EMC Recovery Point Appliance (RPA) allows you to replicate business-critical data stored on SAN devices between Rackspace data centers. Real-time data replication and rapid recovery times help protect your data, while you stay protected from local disasters, failures, and outages.
Combine your choice of controllers, cache, disks, shelves, and licenses to support almost any application—from SSDs for the highest performance to big, economical spinning disks for handling large storage sets at a reasonable cost.
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