We at Byte and Switch are on the trail of the world’s biggest SAN, and this article reveals our initial findings.
There are several reasons we’ve embarked on the search for gargantuan storage networks. For one, large SANs push the envelope. If I’m looking to expand a network of 5 Tbytes, what better way than to study the fate of those who’ve gone above the petabyte level? Big SAN stories furnish a glimpse into the outer limits of scaleability.
(Some interesting details are in this article, about the SGI SAN that supports Columbia, and the other large SGI SAN at LANL that supports ASCII Purple)