Advantages and disadvantages of storage area network (SAN)

What is the storage area network (SAN) A storage area network is a network in which server machines are connected to storage devices through switches. Fiber optics is used as a cable for connection between switches, servers and storage devices. The reason for using fiber optics is that it has high transfer speed i.e. 5 GBPS. The benefit of using fiber optics is that servers feel that storage [...]