San meaning

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Any of the Khoisan languages of the San.
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San is a Japanese title of respect added the end of a person's name.

An example of san is how you would refer to your Japanese language professor: Reiji-san.

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A Japanese honorific title equivalent to Mr., Mrs., etc., added to names as a mark of respect.

Mishima-san.

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A river, about 435 km (270 mi) long, of southeast Poland flowing generally north-northwest from the Carpathian Mountains to the Vistula River.
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A member of a traditionally nomadic hunting people of southwest Africa.
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Used as a courtesy title in Japanese-speaking areas as a suffix to the given name, surname, or title of the person being addressed, regardless of age or gender.

Yamamoto-san.

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(Storage Area Network) An array of disk drives in a self-contained unit. In large enterprises, SANs serve as pools of storage for the servers in the network. Compared to managing disks attached to each server, SANs improve system administration. Treating all storage as a single resource makes disk maintenance and routine backups easier to schedule and control. To support disaster recovery, redundant SANs are deployed in separate locations, each a copy of the other.The SAN transfers data between servers and disks at the same fast peripheral channel speeds as if directly attached, and Fibre Channel has been the traditional interface. Some SANs perform backup procedures without any processing overhead at the host computers. See Fibre Channel.Centralized or DistributedA centralized SAN connects the disk array to local servers, whereas a distributed SAN uses one or more Fibre Channel or SCSI switches to connect nodes within buildings or campuses. For long distances, SAN traffic is transferred over ATM, SONET or dark fiber. There are also protocols for sending data to a SAN over local IP/Ethernet networks and the Internet (see IP storage).Channel Attached vs. Network AttachedSANs are channel attached. However, a related technology is the less-costly network attached storage (NAS) device. The NAS is a specialized file server that connects to the network like any other workstation or server and is thus subject to the variable traffic and erratic behavior of the network.Although the SAN and NAS are both storage arrays, they operate differently. The channel-attached SAN extends the server's peripheral reach, whereas the NAS is just another node on the network. For more details, see block level. See NAS, SCSI switch and SNIA.
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A letter of the Archaic Greek alphabet (uppercase Ϻ, lowercase ϻ) that came after pi and before qoppa.
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(dated, informal) A sanatorium.
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A high-speed, special purpose, dedicated network that supports communications between computers and storage servers in support of data-intensive applications such as inventory management, credit and billing management, receivables management, customer relationship management, and supply chain management.A SAN is much more complex than simple network-attached storage (NAS) and provides application users with much faster access to databases, SANs also provide for centralized management of critical data, including accessibility, security, and backup. SAN protocols include 100Base-T, Gigabit Ethernet (GigE and 10GigE), asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), IBM's Enterprise Systems Connectivity (ESCON) and Fibre Connection (FICON), several versions of Fibre Channel (FC), Serial Storage Architecture (SSA), Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) and Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI). The storage technologies include Just a Bunch Of Disks (JBOD), Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID), a cluster of servers on a network, or a more complex and expensive host storage server such as mainframe computer storage. SAN applications include disk mirroring, data backup and restoration, data archival and retrieval, data transfer between storage devices, and data sharing between servers. See also 10 GigE, 100Base-T, ATM, ESCON, Fibre Channel, FICON, GigE, iSCSI, JBOD, LAN, NAS, RAID, SCSI, server, and SSA.
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Origin of san

  • Jpn, var. of sama, a directional suffix used as an honorific

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Nama sáà to pick up from the ground, gather -n common gender pl. suff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Japanese -san

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary