Introduction to Storage Networking
Evolution or Revolution?
The Old Paradigm: Data
(NOTE: Paradigm = something serving as an example of how things should be done)
Traditional storage is server-centric
There might be hundreds or even thousands of Disk
Subsystems throughout the enterprise
like separate libraries of information.
This makes it more difficult to manage the data
In the past, the storage paradigm focused on data:
Businesses accumulated and warehoused data.
Data was viewed as a competitive asset; businesses guarded it.
Data was stored in isolated, independent systems.