[CentOS] Re: ATA-over-Ethernet v's iSCSI -- CORAID is NOT SAN, also check multi-target SAS

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 16:08:20 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-08 at 09:49, Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:

> NAS offers safe concurent access (generally, there might be some NAS devices
> outthere that do not).  NAS device will manage file system internally, and
> export it over NFS or SMB protocols to the clients.  It's going to be slower
> and less efficient than SAN device though (because of the upper protocol
> overhead), and the set of features offered by file system might not be what
> would be available if file system was managed by client's operating system
> itself.

Or, in the case of a smart NAS and a dumb client you might have
better features like frozen snapshots and remote mirroring - and
without worrying about client software issues corrupting the

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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