SMB network data storage quiz

With even more SMB network data storage products available than ever before, new challenges have emerged for SMBs. Take our network data storage quiz to test your knowledge.

There's a much larger selection of small- to medium-sized business (SMB) network data storage products today than ever before. Advanced technologies like storage area networks (SANs) and data deduplication -- once reserved only for larger enterprises -- are now popping up in much smaller organizations, thanks to new entry-level storage products priced right for SMBs. But the availability of these new network data storage products brings a new set of problems. While the data storage needs of SMBs may be the same of large companies, their resources and level of expertise typically don't.

So it's important to stay up to date on the latest network data storage trends for SMBs. Take our quiz on storage networking for SMBs and test your knowledge. If you didn't do as well as you hoped, check out our SMB data storage technology tutorials.

SMB NETWORK DATA STORAGE QUIZ

1. This is hard disk storage that is set up with its own network address rather than being attached to the department computer that is serving applications to a network's workstation users.
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2. Developed by Sun Microsystems, this is a client/server application that lets a computer user view and optionally store and update files on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer.
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3. This technology offers point-to-point, switched, and loop interfaces. It is designed to interoperate with SCSI, the Internet Protocol (IP) and other protocols, but has been criticized for its lack of compatibility -- primarily because (like in the early days of SCSI technology) manufacturers sometimes interpret specifications differently and vary their implementations.
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4. Developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), this technology is one of two main approaches to storage data transmission over IP networks. By carrying SCSI commands over IP networks, this technology is also used to facilitate data transfers over intranets and to manage storage over long distances.
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5. This is computer storage that is directly attached to one computer or server and is not, without special support, directly accessible to other ones.
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6. This is a technology used for interconnecting SAN islands (separately designated logical portions of a storage area network) within a larger network.
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7. This is the practice of selecting energy-efficient networking technologies and products, and minimizing resource use whenever possible.
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8. This is a protocol that lets programs make requests for files and services on remote computers on the Internet.
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9. This is a network point that acts as an entrance to another network. On the Internet, a node or stopping point can be either one of these nodes or a host (end-point) node.
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10. In a computer system, this is a group of servers and other resources that act like a single system and enable high availability and, in some cases, load balancing and parallel processing.
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This was first published in July 2010

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