It’s a confusing storage world out there. Making the choice about what storage platform you should use (never mind which vendor) is a tricky business. The industry doesn’t make things any easier by keeping the acronyms so similar. We have DAS (Direct Attached Storage), NAS (Network Attached Storage) and SAN (Storage Area Networks). What do these wonderful TLAs mean and why do we have so many storage technology choices? Let’s look at them in turn.