Data storage is growing rapidly every day and SMBs need shared storage (aka SAN). For example, once you have shared storage then you can use VMware's advanced features like VMotion, Storage VMotion, VMware High Availability, DRS, and VCB.  For SQL Server, MS Exchange or other server applications you can now do clustering once you have a shared storage on your network. But the challenge is that for most organizations the cost and complexity associated with the first SAN can be overwhelming. When selecting your first SAN, can a quality SAN product be affordable too?