National SAN Architect Day is marked on May 3 every year. It was founded to recognize the systems as well as the men and women who keep the U.S. data and I.T. infrastructures safe. Most of these professionals work in relative obscurity. A company’s management usually doesn’t disclose who the people involved in organizing all those voluminous data networks and their security are — unless there’s been a massive data breach. This is a day we commend those who labor in obscurity to help organizations run smoothly.
History of National SAN Architect Day
A Storage Area Network (SAN) is a network of storage devices with a shared pool of storage space that can be accessed by many computers or servers. Each computer on the network can access the storage on the SAN as if they were local disks connected directly to the computer. There are two types of SAN architecture: storage-centric and network-centric. Alongside it, SAN is made up of three core components: the host layer — the system/end devices that use the SAN service, as the servers and computers on the network — and the interfaces — such as the fiber channel and the host bus adapter, that enable connectivity between the hosts and SAN infrastructure — and the storage layer — what the physical storage drives are called.
Storage Area Network SAN architects perform a vital role in managing the U.S. I.T. infrastructure. They are involved in many aspects of corporate life in all types of organizations that range from S.M.Es. to Fortune 500 companies. Aside from keeping huge data networks organized, they also deal with its security and prevent data breaches. They make sure invoices and payments are released on time while handling financial resources and ensuring the compliance of human resources. By taking advantage of alerts and reporting features as well as implementing a regular review process within the SAN, an administrator can monitor the SAN’s health. They can also take proactive measures to keep it operating properly.
All of this magic goes on hidden behind the walls of the Data Center. SAN architects are the unsung heroes that keep companies big and small humming along, glitch-free.
National SAN Architect Day timeline
Under the supervision of Prof. Leonard Kleinrock, the first message transmitted from a student programmer’s computer at the University of California, Los Angeles reaches Stanford Research Institute’s host computer.
U.S. computer scientists Vinton Cerf and Bob Khan invent Internet communication protocols.
One of the major suppliers of engineering, maintenance, and hardware is established in the U.S.
British scientist Tim Berners-Lee invents the world wide web, originally for scientists in universities to share information from around the world.
National SAN Architect Day FAQs
Why have a storage area network?
SAN is used to transfer the data between the server and the storage device. It permits the transferring of the data between the storage systems.
What is the difference between a SAN and a NAS?
NAS is an easy-to-setup, inexpensive single storage device that serves files over Ethernet. SAN is a more complex and expensive tightly coupled network of multiple devices.
Why is SAN expensive?
It makes use of high-priced hardware and specialized services. Its complexity makes its management and maintenance more costly.
How to Observe National SAN Architect Day
Buy the I.T. guy coffee
Monitoring the ins and outs of the company’s internet life can get boring. Perk them up with a little caffeine to show you appreciate their tireless efforts.
Send a thank you email
Pay a visit to the reviews section of your company’s data management website. Leave a note of thanks for their service in keeping your company’s data protected.
Talk to a SAN architect
} You may benefit from the services of a SAN architect. Whether you need it for business or your personal life, they can make sure your information will always remain private.
5 Traits Of A Great I.T. Professional
Be a good problem-solver
Ensuring everything runs smoothly and fixing issues as quickly as possible requires an analytical mind.
Have great attention to detail
They must be patient enough to go through every little detail to identify and resolve any errors.
Possess exceptional communication skills
They must be able and willing to share technical knowledge clearly with their team and management if needed.
Have grace under pressure
When tech issues arise, the consensus is that it’s always the I.T.’s fault, so the ability to shrug off negativity and fix the problem quickly is invaluable.
You need a passion for technology
Keeping up with the latest tech devices, networks, and software is par for the course if they want to advance their knowledge.
Why National SAN Architect Day is Important
It celebrates professionals who work behind the scenes
Some of us only see the hard-working people from the I.T. department when there’s a problem. This day recognizes their patience and efforts behind which our company stands to run on a daily basis.
It gives importance to something we take for granted
We simply assume our I.T. systems work flawlessly on their own. Today is a day we are mindful of the technology and the people who run it for us to get on with our day-to-day jobs.
It highlights not just the technology but the people responsible for it
Data storage is important but the people in charge of it are even more valuable. They know all the ins and outs of keeping everything safe.
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