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ALSO CALLED: SAN Architecture, Storage Network, Server Area Networks, Storage SANs, Storage Area Networks
DEFINITION: Oversubscription, in a SAN (storage area network) switching environment, is the practice of connecting multiple devices to the same switch port to optimize switch use. Each SAN port can support a particular communication speed and a Fibre Channel switch may offer 1 Gb, 2 Gb, or 4 Gb FC ports. However, because ports are rarely run at their maximum speed for a prolonged period, multiple slower devices  … 
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SAN Monitor for EMC
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: SolarWinds® SAN Monitor for EMC® is a free desktop tool that gives you the visibility into your physical storage to make sure it's in good health and lets you quickly and easily monitor EMC CLARiiON® arrays with at-a-glance insight into storage.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Premiered: 03 Aug 2012

SolarWinds, Inc.

Demo: Microsoft Windows 2008 Protection and Recovery Using FalconStor CDP
sponsored by FalconStor Software
PRODUCT DEMO: Access this video demonstration for a detailed look at FalconStor CDP’s ability to protect physical servers and virtual machines, support direct attached storage along with iSCSI and fiber channel SAN connectivity and to work with clustered shared storage.
Posted: 21 Jul 2010 | Premiered: 21 Jul 2010

FalconStor Software

Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer Software
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer delivers all-in-one monitoring for the data center. A single interface provides a view to the availability and performance of servers and network and storage devices on a network. It eases troubleshooting without agents.
Posted: 13 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 12 Nov 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

Dell EqualLogic PS Series Storage in VMware Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRODUCT DEMO: View this step-by-step product demonstration to see how to implement a high performance, highly available, and easily scaled SAN without impacting applications or limiting performance as workloads change and grow.
Posted: 24 Aug 2009 | Premiered: 24 Aug 2009

Dell, Inc.

Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer Software
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer delivers all-in-one monitoring for the data center. A single interface provides a view to the availability and performance of servers and network and storage devices on a network. It eases troubleshooting without agents.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Premiered: 01 Aug 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

Symantec Backup Exec™ System Recovery 7.0
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
PRODUCT DEMO: Recover from system loss or disaster in minutes, not hours or days. Download this free trial today; a disk-based system recovery tool for bare metal restoration to dissimilar hardware, virtual environments or in remote locations.
Posted: 14 Aug 2007 | Premiered: 01 Aug 2007

Symantec Corporation
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SAN DEFINITION (continued): …  may fan in to a single port to take advantage of unused capacity. For example, a single storage server may not be able to sustain 4 Gbps to a switch port, so two 2 Gb servers or four 1 Gb servers may all be aggregated to that 4 Gb switch port.Oversubscription makes good technical and financial sense. Switch ports can be expensive and dedicating ports one-on-one is not the best use of switch ports and their available bandwidth. Fanning multiple devices into a single port can improve that port's utilization. This saves money and reduces the total number of switch ports that need to be configured … 
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