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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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Remove the Distance Barrier: Achieve Secure Local Replication Performance over Long Distance for IP Storage
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can better meet your IP storage recovery goals with a IP extension switch.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015

Brocade

Scale-Out Storage, Scale-Out Compute, and the Network
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn about a switch system that provides key network capabilities to help ensure optimal scale-out performance in distributed storage and distributed compute environments. Access now and learn how this technology can help your business meet the storage needs of the current market and in the future.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

Brocade

How To Dramatically Improve Application Performance, Storage Capacity and Total Cost of Ownership
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper argues that implementing a flash array with SAN can actually lower the total cost of ownership of storage. Read on to learn how a flash array can also help with issues like slow application performance, and storage capacity problems.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Three Reasons You Need VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses three reasons why a virtual SAN is probably the optimal choice for your business.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

VMware

Solutions Brief:  IP Storage Networks for VM Farms
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the benefits of moving to an IP dedicated storage network for VM farms and examines a system that can make this move as easy and seamless as possible.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Brocade

Storage 101: Getting Smart about Scaling Up
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a new SAN system, powered by an Intel® Xeon® processor, that grants small and midsized businesses the ability to handle massive data growth and complexity at a far lower cost than other enterprise-grade solutions. Access now to learn more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Four Reasons to Reconsider SANs
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper offers readers the top four reasons to reconsider SAN within your storage environment. Inside learn what new features are allowing SANs to become such a desirable method for storage, what it can offer your business in terms of benefits, and more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Beginner’s Guide to Storage Area Networks
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a helpful buyer's guide to those starting to look at SAN options. Read on to learn about how SAN works, how DAS compares to SAN, and more.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 28 Jul 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Accelerating VMware’s Virtual SAN With Micron SSDs
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the latest solution approved by VMware for VSAN deployments.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Micron Technology

Five Reasons Why You Should Pair VSAN and View
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) is an extremely attractive infrastructure option for supporting your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) using VMware View for many reasons.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  SAN | VDI | VMware
Global Knowledge

Seven Reasons to Consider Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get the scoop on virtual SAN, as well as 7 reasons why you should consider this technology. Read on to learn about how virtual SAN works seamlessly with VMs and provides a cost effective option for virtualized environments.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015

VMware

Case Study: Large University Finds a Storage Solution
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, discover how a large university solved the storage challenges posed by a growing environment.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

VMware

Case Study: IBC Bank Finds Virtual Storage Suited to Its VDI
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, discover how a growing bank solved the storage challenges posed by a growing VDI environment.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Design and Sizing Guide
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how administrators can correctly design and size a Virtual SAN cluster, answers some of the common question around number of hosts, flash devices and magnetic disks, and outlines the configuration options.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

VMware, Inc.

Software-Defined Storage: What it Means for the IT Practitioner
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Software-Defined Storage, a new approach to storage that enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model that fits in with our virtualized world.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

VMware, Inc.

A More Efficient and Flexible Approach to Storage in Virtual Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the new VMware Virtual SAN 6.0, which is a storage solution that combines the compute and storage resources of vSphere hosts.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

VMware, Inc.

Enhance Your Storage Performance with Storage Virtualization
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes one storage virtualization system and how it can provide greater scalability, performance and resiliency.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

Imation Corp.

Web-Scale 101
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing breaks down technology silos and removes most of the complexity of monolithic architectures. Despite the cloud's benefits, some consumer Internet vendors are taking a new approach to IT infrastructure, web-scale IT, which allows companies to achieve better business agility and predictable scale while lowering TCO.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 14 Jan 2015

Nutanix

Securing Microsoft Exchange 2010 with Symantec™ SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide will help you take the guesswork out of implementing SSL for Exchange 2010, making it easier than ever to get the SSL certificate you need for a successful and secure Exchange implementation, and to take advantage of powerful capabilities such as Subject Alternative Names (SANs).
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

Flash accelerates SAP and Oracle environment 12 times
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how one global corporation overcame the challenge of slow response times using flash storage.
Posted: 26 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

IBM

Attributes of SAN Storage Required for Business Critical Workloads
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: IT departments recognize the need to use storage space efficiently so as not to drive up costs and also support mission-critical workloads. This informative white paper details challenges organizations face when investing in SAN-based storage, and NetApp storage features that meet these challenges.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 23 Dec 2014

NetApp

Virtual SAN Storage Policy-Based Management: This Changes Everything!
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines a radically simple storage approach for virtualized environments that delivers agility while remaining cost effective. Read on to learn what this policy-driven, self-tuning storage solution can do for you.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

VMware

Virtual SAN and Horizon 6.0: A Powerful Combination
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can deliver both performance and cost effectiveness with Virtual SAN from VMware. Read on to learn how this approach delivers a new kind of high-performance storage optimized for your virtualized environments.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

VMware

Essential Virtual SAN Book Excerpt from VMware Press
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how Virtual SAN implements object—based storage and a platform for VM storage policies to simplify VM storage placement decisions. You'll also learn how this solution provides greater resiliency, more scale-out storage functionality, and greater control over quality of service.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

VMware

Building a Business Case for VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how VMware's Virtual SAN allows you to keep up with growing capacity demands while delivering cost savings and cost-avoidance capabilities.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

VMware
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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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