Why do I need SANmp?
Within traditional “local storage” systems like USB and Thunderbolt, a single computer has one or more dedicated hard drives. These disks may be internal or external, but without the assistance of networking software they can’t easily be shared with other computers. In a typical file-sharing network, a server commonly provides the software that controls the sharing and security of storage resources.
In contrast to a client-server network, each computer in a SAN is connected directly to storage at the block-level, by a storage fabric. Connected workstations then recognize the arrays as local storage. Without specialized software like SANmp, each workstation would immediately try to claim and utilize the entire storage array exclusively for itself, which would lead to serious problems, much like connecting two computers directly to a single USB drive.
Without software like SANmp controlling access to the storage, it is impossible to share, protect and manage your SAN. SANmp is the specialized software that controls each workstation’s access to the storage.
Want to see SANmp in action? Watch these short videos of SANmp Admin and SANmp Client, demonstrating the setup and use of a shared SAN.