System area network

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System area networks (SAN) are high-performance, connection-oriented networks that link computer clusters. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 uses it for high-performance connectivity through Virtual Interface Adapter (VIA).[1][2] This technology is used since the advent of Windows 2000.[3]

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  1. ^ "System Area Networks (SAN)". Microsoft. 2003. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Description of System Area Networks". Microsoft. 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  3. ^ "Differences Between a System Area Network and a Storage Area Network". Microsoft. Retrieved 2011-03-24. Windows 2000 includes two technologies that use the same acronym, System Area Network (SAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN). This article provides a description of these two technologies, including their differences.