I work for a small non-profit organization which has 2 infrastructure administrators. They have experience with Windows server administration and virtualization, but no experience with SANs or SQL Server. I serve as the only SQL Server developer and SQL Server administrator. Recently, the infrastructure administrators told me they were looking to purchase a SAN and store in it all of the SQL Server data files. I expressed concern that neither of them had experience administering a SAN. They responded by telling me that modern SAN hardware has drastically simplified SAN administration (probably a point made by Dell). Unfortunately, I’m not in a position to say with authority that their decision needs more consideration. I am concerned though that they are about to bring in a component (i.e. the SAN) that could add significant risk and performance implications because they don’t have the experience to properly administer it. Am I wrong? What are your thoughts? Can you give me some advice?