To most server managers, this may seem a very simple, and very stupid question! I'm not a server expert, but have been asked the question - not knowing the answer, I thought I'd improve my own knowledge by asking the question!
A customer for whom I deal with their website, wishes to add a DELL SAN into their servers, for storing a significant volume of video/image data, in addition to web files. They want to make the data accessible over the web. Now ignoring security concerns for the time being (i.e. non-authorised people being able to access the files) the question is:
can a sub-domain (i.e. san.example.com) be linked so that it specifically accesses files on the SAN?
For example, lets say there is a file on the san whose path is /abc/123/xyz.mov, can the SAN be created so that the subdomain is pointed to the SAN IP address, and the end user can access san.example.com/xyz.mov
In today's world, i'm guessing it can be, but would appreciate an authoritative view! I believe they are looking at a Dell MD1220 connected to a couple of R610 servers.