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Lesson 9. Storage Overview > Storage Architectures

Storage Architectures

Disks and interfaces are all well and good, but when you’re pushing uncompressed HD around, a single disk just isn’t going to do it for you. Fortunately, you can arrange disks to provide both greater capacity and higher speeds. We’ll review these storage architectures here, starting with an introduction to some useful concepts and buzzwords. We’ll look at organizing disks into RAIDs for better performance, then discuss shared storage using NAS and SAN setups.

Concepts and Buzzwords

Storage, like video, has its own set of cryptic acronyms, buzzwords, and concepts. We’ll define enough of them so that you can decode spec sheets and marketing documents like a pro.


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