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Storage area network (SAN) architecture refers to the logical layout of a SAN infrastructure.
This architecture defines:
There are two types of SAN architecture, storage-centric SAN architecture and network-centric SAN architecture.
A SAN generally consists of three core components; therefore, SAN architecture is composed of:
Typically, SAN architecture defines:
SAN architecture also includes SAN management applications and the overall data storage, consumption and retrieval policy that governs the SAN's resources.