Data is becoming an industry unto itself. Even companies that do not operate in the technology sector often need to manage mass quantities of data sooner or later, and this can spell trouble if their storage systems are not up to par. VSAN, which stands for “virtual storage area network”, is a very useful system that can help businesses manage large quantities of data within their company. By managing the traffic of data access, you can more easily scale a large storage system by directing traffic intelligently, allowing it to operate at appropriate speeds even when it would normally be overloaded.
Virtual SAN storage is relatively new, and not well understood outside most dedicated IT departments. It operates by using a partition on a server network dedicated to managing network traffic. While this is a common dimension of control on web servers, used to manage bandwidth expenditure and keep access rates optimal for users from all over the world, particularly at peak times, this is primarily designed to handle storage access within a single network. This is particularly useful for accessing large quantities of information at a time prior to a transaction, perhaps to examine a customer’s purchase history and any data that might have been collected on them, or when a very large system needs to compare vast quantities of data to come to a single business-related conclusion. VSAN systems are an excellent way to streamline your company and enable rapid server expansion without the associated growing pains your competitors will suffer!