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The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks (SANs) extension allows SAN-connected Tivoli Storage Manager servers and Tivoli Storage Manager client computers to make maximum use of their direct network connection to storage. This software extension allows both servers and client computers to make the bulk of their backup/restore and archive/retrieve data transfers over the SAN instead of the LAN, either directly to tape or to the Tivoli Storage Manager disk storage pool. This ability can help greatly reduce the impact of data protection on the LAN while also reducing CPU utilization on both client and server. For computers running Microsoft Windows, some SAN configurations can allow specific SAN devices to perform data movements directly to and from some tape devices, helping further reduce client and server CPU utilization. Should a tape library be connected directly to a SAN, this software extension also allows multiple Tivoli Storage Manager servers to share the library over the high-bandwidth data connection.