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ALSO CALLED: Storage Network, Network Attached Storage
DEFINITION: Network-attached storage (NAS) is hard disk storage that is set up with its own network address rather than being attached to the department computer that is serving applications to a network's workstation users. By removing storage access and its management from the department server, both application programming and files can be served faster because they are not competing for the same processor  … 
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Oracle 10gR2 Databases on Hitachi NAS Platform, Powered by BlueArc
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: The Hitachi NAS Platform, powered by BlueArc, delivers a high-performance, intelligent and scalable multiprotocol solution. This document describes best practices for using Oracle databases on Linux with NAS connectivity provided by the Hitachi NAS Platform through the NFS protocol.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 and 3090: Storage Consolidation and Intelligent Tiering for VMware Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: The rapid adoption of server virtualization technology by organizations of all sizes has been driven by cost, flexibility and time to market. The cost savings in server consolidation are the primary motivators, but the ability to quickly deploy new applications to suit changes in the business has led many to use VMware products.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 and 3090 Storage Consolidation and Intelligent Tiering for Microsoft Exchange Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Exchange Unified Messaging brings different mission critical systems together, effectively consolidating infrastructure while improving productivity for users, but at the cost of increasing the load on the Exchange environment in terms of management, storage and importance to the business.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform
sponsored by HP StorageWorks Division India
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a general overview of virtualization technology and explains in more detail the value of storage virtualization in modern IT infrastructures. It presents a number of common use cases and describes more specifically the benefits of the SVSP in those scenarios.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

HP StorageWorks Division India

Guide: Secure Copy
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Getting data moved over to a new server is more than merely copying the most recent files and folders to that machine. File security, permissions, shared folders and local groups facilitating access need to be maintained.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 27 Aug 2009

ScriptLogic Corporation

Building High-performance, Highly Available IP Storage Networks with HP SAN/iQ Software
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: If you’re an administrator who’s planning to build a high performance, highly available IP network using HP SAN/iQ Software, you should read this document in its entirety. You’ll find important configuration guidelines, best practices, and frequently asked questions that will help you to accelerate a successful deployment.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 13 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Dell NX4: Achieving Storage Efficiency with Data Deduplication
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper illustrates the concepts of Celerra Data Deduplication. It also shows how a user can use and manage deduplication on the Dell NX4 network-attached storage (NAS) system.
Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

HP StorageWorks MSA2000 Best Practices
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the best practices for optimizing the HP Storage Works MSA2000 G1 and MSA2000 G2 pre-designed for use in conjunction with other HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array manuals.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 12 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Optimizing Performance and Maximizing Investments in Tape Storage Systems
sponsored by Fujifilm USA
WHITE PAPER: Fujifilm Tape Environment Analysis is the first vendor-agnostic, platform-neutral, comprehensive assessment for tape storage systems. It provides an assessment of the backup environment culminating in a report that includes recommendations to maximize existing resources, avoid unnecessary expenditures and ensure compliance requirements are met.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 27 Jul 2009

Fujifilm USA

Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems: Architected for Open, Simple, and Scalable Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Traditional NAS appliances have fallen short due to the proprietary nature of their software and the special-purpose nature of underlying hardware. By using open technologies, Oracle's Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems avoid the constraints, pitfalls, and costs of traditional storage appliances.
Posted: 23 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Dell NX4: Achieving Storage Efficiency with Data Deduplication
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper illustrates the concepts of Celerra Data Deduplication. It also shows how a user can use and manage deduplication on the Dell NX4 network-attached storage (NAS) system.
Posted: 22 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

NFS Evolution Changes the Landscape of HPC Data Management
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
WHITE PAPER: In HPC data management, traditional standards-based solutions have been limited in performance and scalability, but proprietary, high-performance solutions have required specific expertise to set up, manage, or scale. Read this Tabor Research White Paper to learn about file systems used in HPC environments as well as BlueArc storage solutions.
Posted: 02 Jul 2009 | Published: 02 Jul 2009

BlueArc Corp.

Network-Attached Storage FAQ
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Though network-attached storage (NAS) offers a number of benefits, it also presents some challenges. Ashish Nadkarni, Principal Consultant with GlassHouse Technologies Inc., discusses the pros and cons of using NAS in an SMB environment and offers some best practices.
Posted: 26 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

EMC Corporation

Data Deduplication Background - A Technical White Paper
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of data deduplication is to increase the amount of information that can be stored on disk arrays and to increase the effective amount of data that can be transmitted over networks. Read this white paper to learn more about data deduplication as well as Quantum Dxi-Series disk-based backup solutions.
Posted: 10 Jun 2009 | Published: 10 Jun 2009

Quantum Corporation

Accelerating Performance and Reducing Costs for Data-Intensive High Performance Computing (HPC) Workflows
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about how you can deliver the necessary I/O throughput for HPC applications. It will also cover Sun's offerings for addressing HPC challenges in the form of flash technology, network attached storage, parallel storage, and archive solutions.
Posted: 12 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Backup and Recovery for Microsoft Exchange Server - Data Domain Deduplication Storage Best Practices Guide
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In many companies, Microsoft Exchange is now commonly viewed as a mission-critical application. Protecting Exchange information is critical and backup is still the primary method used. This paper focuses on the traditional backup and recovery practices for Microsoft Exchange Server along with solutions from Data Domain.
Posted: 08 May 2009 | Published: 08 May 2009

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

iSCSI for TL-Series Tape Libraries
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To supplement the growth in iSCSI SANs, Dell has introduced an iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card for the TL-series of tape libraries. This allows a customer to directly attach a tape backup target to their iSCSI 1Gb Ethernet SAN with little to no degradation in transfer speed. This white paper explores this setup and configuration.
Posted: 06 May 2009 | Published: 30 Sep 2008

Dell, Inc.

Integrating Blades Solutions with Dell EqualLogic SANs
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: There are many ways that blade enclosures can be attached to a Dell EqualLogic SAN. This paper reviews three ways, but depending on the blade enclosure design features there may be other options. Each of the three architecture strategies presented here provides different trade-offs in cost, complexity and scalability.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 30 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

Agentless Architecture: Agentless Backup is Not a Myth
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Agentless backup is NOT a myth. The Asigra solution is proof because it requires no agents, which inherently makes it easier to install and support than legacy backup and recovery solutions. This paper serves as an introduction to Asigra's Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery Software.
Posted: 20 Apr 2009 | Published: 20 Apr 2009

Asigra

An Economical Approach To Maximizing Data Availability: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems offer enterprise-class storage features while leveraging open source software and industry standard components to lower costs and provide greater innovation. Read this paper and see how your organization can benefit from Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems.
Posted: 08 Apr 2009 | Published: 30 Nov 2007

Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Microsoft

Getting a Handle on eDiscovery
sponsored by StoredIQ
WHITE PAPER: eDiscovery is the process of using technology to identify, collect, preserve, process, review, and produce all the electronically stored information that is relevant to a particular legal matter. Read this white paper for a crash course in how effective information management can save your company time and money.
Posted: 30 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

StoredIQ

Microsoft SharePoint Data Protection Best Practices with Data Domain
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Data Domain deduplication storage offers a powerful data protection solution by reducing redundant data across backups and providing a cost-effective replication option for simpler disaster recovery. This paper looks into some of the options and strategies for developing a data protection plan for your Microsoft SharePoint environment.
Posted: 26 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Storage Virtualization - The Next Step in Controlling Spiraling Costs
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Storage consolidation provides a partial solution to soaring storage administrative costs by expanding device connectivity and reducing points of management. It does this by simplifying cumbersome tasks-like allocating storage, load balancing, configuring RAID, and backing up and restoring data. Get the details here.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Dell, Inc.

ISCSI SAN Boot - Simplifying Server Operations On SANS
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Storage area networks (SAN) deliver consolidated storage and advanced storage management features. This paper explains the benefits of three different server boot operations provided by one advanced SAN configuration. It counsels that you should weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each before committing your organization's storage system to one.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Dell, Inc.

Auto-Snapshot Manager/Microsoft Edition for Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Dell's Auto-Snapshot Manager / Microsoft Edition is an innovative bundled data protection feature of the Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI SAN. It's designed to help deliver high-performance, redundant, highly-available storage platforms for Hyper-V deployments - supporting departmental to mission-critical Windows server applications.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Dell, Inc.
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NAS DEFINITION (continued): …  resources. The network-attached storage device is attached to a local area network (typically, an Ethernet network) and assigned an IP address. File requests are mapped by the main server to the NAS file server. Crafting a NAS Consolidation Plan -- Click here to listen to the podcastNetwork-attached storage consists of hard disk storage, including multi-disk RAID systems, and software for configuring and mapping file locations to the network-attached device. Network-attached storage can be a step toward and included as part of a more sophisticated storage system known as a storage area network … 
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