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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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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.

HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform: Simplifying Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this report and learn the results of ESG Lab testing of the HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP) with a focus on the fundamentals of heterogeneous storage virtualization including centralized management, ease of use, thin provisioning, data mobility and capacity-efficient point-in-time snapshots.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 16 Mar 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Comparative Management Cost Survey: Workload Weighting for Mid-range Storage Array Administrators
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Data center and storage administrators will find this white paper to be a valuable source on the time and cost savings, from a storage administrator's perspective, that can be realized from using StorageWorks EVA as compared to competing solutions from EMC and NetApp.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 23 Feb 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Three Must Haves for the Virtual Data Center
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: To take full advantage of server virtualization, and create a true virtual data center, IT departments need a holistic storage solution that allows fully shared resources, easy and automated storage classification and migration and complete data protection. Read this white paper for three "must haves" to achieve those objectives.
Posted: 09 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 Jan 2009

Dell Compellent

Virtually Effortless Backup for VMware Environments
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) improves virtual server backup, but there are a number of limitations. FalconStor Software has a solution that works with VCB while overcoming these limitations. Using this solution, you can quickly and efficiently back up virtual machines and retain transactional consistency, without management complexity.
Posted: 09 Mar 2009 | Published: 09 Mar 2009

FalconStor Software

Best Practice for NDMP Backup Veritas NetBackup
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Customers are confronting the confusing number of options and configurations when it comes to backing up and restoring their network attached storage servers. This paper addresses this by describing the best practices for protecting and recovering NAS devices utilizing the Network Data Management Protocol.
Posted: 06 Mar 2009 | Published: 05 Jan 2009

Symantec Corporation

Next Generation Management Software for Blade Environments
sponsored by HP & IntelĀ®
WHITE PAPER: One approach being used to reduce complexity and TCO in the data center is the implementation of new management software for blade servers, increasing business value and trimming expenses that vex IT budgets and divert important resources for transformational projects.
Posted: 03 Mar 2009 | Published: 03 Mar 2009

HP & IntelĀ®

HP Dynamic Deduplication - achieving a 50:1 ratio
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In 2008, HP introduced two products to the HP StorageWorks D2D Backup System Family. Both feature Dynamic deduplication based on an HP-patented algorithm that packs up to 50 times more backup data into the same disk footprint. This paper explains how Dynamic deduplication works and also establishes how a 50:1 deduplication ratio may be achieved.
Posted: 03 Mar 2009 | Published: 03 Mar 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Comparison of Performance and Ease of SAN Deployment using HP Simple San Connection Manager (SSCM) Solution
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This report compares the performance of HP's 8Gb FC solution alone versus it's performance in conjunction with the Simple SAN Connection Manager. The results are remarkable! The Simple SAN Connection Manager took half the time to configure and 2/3rd fewer configuration step to deploy a FC SAN compared with configuring each component separately.
Posted: 03 Mar 2009 | Published: 03 Mar 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Primary Data Compression in Oracle Environments
sponsored by Storwize
WHITE PAPER: The amount of data that organizations need has escalated. Expanding storage capacity to keep up with data growth requires capital investment and ongoing expenses. This paper explores a StorWize solution with compression, performance, and data integrity advantages over other approaches, translating into financial benefits and assurance..
Posted: 25 Feb 2009 | Published: 25 Feb 2009

Storwize

Quantum DXi7500 Deduplicated Backup for the Enterprise
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report examines in detail Quantum‘s new enterprise-focused DXi7500 platform, featuring "policy-based deduplication" which allows users to choose between deduplication methods.
Posted: 11 Feb 2009 | Published: 10 Feb 2009

Quantum Corporation

Coping with the Explosion of Data in Life Sciences Research: How Storage Is Managed Will Either Advance-- or Slow--the Pace of Biomedical Discovery
sponsored by Ocarina Networks
WHITE PAPER: Ocarina's ECOsystem is a solution that inserts transparently as part of a data center's storage infrastructure.
Posted: 23 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

Ocarina Networks

Digital Intermediate: Content-Aware Compression and Data Deduplication for Online Storage for Media/Entertainment and Post-Production
sponsored by Ocarina Networks
WHITE PAPER: This application paper provides an overview of Ocarina technology, describes a typical media workflow, specifically citing a 2K/4K film and Digital Intermediate (DI) environment.
Posted: 23 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

Ocarina Networks

Five Cost-Effective Ways to Enable Fast Recovery
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews options for a multifaceted recovery strategy, ensuring that your key systems are protected with maximum efficiency at minimal cost.
Posted: 21 Jan 2009 | Published: 20 Jan 2009

i365, makers of Evault

IDC Technology Spotlight: Optimizing Storage to Reduce Data Footprint and Lower Costs
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines data deduplication technologies supported by the latest Storage Solutions from HP. Data deduplication is a hot topic in data protection and therefore, also a relevant topic for HP Data Protector software.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Integrating HP Data Protector Software with HP Data Deduplication Solutions
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will discuss HP Data Protector Software which fully supports HP data deduplication technologies allowing you to recover files more quickly while reducing your data management and storage costs.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

HP

Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) allows Oracle Database to run any packaged or custom application, unchanged across a set of clustered events.
Posted: 09 Dec 2008 | Published: 09 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

ExaGrid: A Scalable Approach to Disk-based Backup
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Looking for a new disk-based backup solution? Download this Taneja Group white paper to learn some key criteria to consider when evaluating disk-based data protection vendors and how one company matches up against these criteria.
Posted: 20 Nov 2008 | Published: 20 Oct 2008

ExaGrid Systems, 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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