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US Army Gets SAN Boost

The US Army is reaping the benefits of high-availability storage area networks at its largest Pentagon data center, following a long-term upgrade project.

Swift and secure access to data is of paramount importance for all organizations, but few data centers can be as critical to U.S. national security as those located within the Pentagon. For these reasons, the decision was taken to replace an existing direct-attached storage architecture with state-of-the-art SANs, according to NetCentrics Corp. and McData Corp., two of the firms closely involved in the SAN project.

Not surprisingly, much of the Pentagon's IT infrastructure is kept well under wraps. The Pentagon itself was unavailable for comment on this article.

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James Rogers, Site Editor, Next-gen Data Center Forum