A latest convergence of storage and compute architecture "SAN Server" is gaining spotlight in a modernizing era, where enterprises are seeking to attain high performance, more efficiency by tearing off silos cost. Technically, SAN Servers are one step ahead of the capacity and performance constraints of direct-attached storage (DAS). Cost-effective in nature, such servers encompass many core advantages of DAS and SAN and are managed via a single software-defined interface. It uses disk or flash drives and has a speedy interconnect.

As per Stuart Miniman report, Server SAN is a pooled storage resource consisting of more than one storage device directly attached to multiple separate servers. Moreover, it is elastic in nature that ultimately slashes down migration cost, as mentioned by Wikibon research.

-Enhanced Storage Utilization: SAN Servers consolidates the storage data at a place wherein it can be easily accessible to any application. Storage utilization is higher, which reduces the additional costs on additional hardware.

-Ease of Management: This converged technology architecture allows adding capacity and performance as needed without demanding manual configuration or management inputs for either of the tasks (adding or removing drives & nodes).

-Lowest Latency: Convergence of storage and compute promotes faster load times for business-critical applications.

-Scalable: SAN Servers are really designed on the convergence technology; hence you can pool your resources as per the business requirements with utmost ease. This server-based design is simple and scalable in both the terms - capacity and performance, and eliminates the requirement for external storage arrays.

-Highly Flexible: Server SAN is an astounding option for hosting various applications. Moreover, it is flexible enough to meet the changing business demands. It offers distributed storage with flexible application functionality.

SAN Servers will foster enterprises to reduce their costs on storage and help in streamlining their business processes with the converged technology.