Introduction to Storage Networking
Evolution or Revolution?
The New Paradigm: Information
• Storage networking is information-centric
• Storage networking allows transparent access to
information from anywhere on the network
• Information is more easily accessed and managed
Today, the new paradigm focuses on information:
The focus has shifted from storing the data to using the information that
the data contains.
Businesses have realized that the ability to share information is more of
a competitive asset than the ability to hoard it. By 2000, a “Partners” link
had appeared on the home pages of nearly all corporate websites.
Businesses require accessible, open systems in order to effectively