Re: SAN evaluation

From: Andrew Kerber <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 10:10:09 -0500
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Is the term you are looking for MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures?)

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Dennis Williams <> wrote:

> Tom,
> The one thing I didn't see in your list is your reliability/downtime
> requirements. A SAN is a critical, expensive, shared resource, so any
> downtime has wide-ranging effects. There is a SAN term for this which I
> can't recall at the moment, but basically you are asking whether the SAN has
> to go offline for any reason, such as maintenance, upgrades, etc. You can
> save a lot of money if your requirements aren't so critical, but then you
> may suffer more downtime.
> Dennis Williams

Andrew W. Kerber

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