Storage Area Network (SAN) or Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Manufacturer: Dell PowerVault, Lenovo, Qnap

Age: Less than 5 years old

Production SAN’s need to be under hardware warranty from manufacturer

Manufacturer: Dell/EMC, Dell/EqualLogic’s, IBM DS Series, HP

Age: Less than 5 years old

Production SAN’s need to be under hardware warranty from manufacturer

Manufacturer: Consumer grade

Age: Greater than 5 years

No hardware warranty