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ALSO CALLED: SAN Architecture, Storage Network, Server Area Networks, Storage SANs, Storage Area Networks
DEFINITION: A SAN file system (that is, a storage area network file system) is programming that enables the sharing of the same copies of files stored on common storage media among multiple servers that may have different operating systems. Without a SAN file system, although different servers may share common storage media (using virtualization approaches), they cannot share the same files. A SAN file system  … 
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Enhance the IT Infrastructure of Your Remote Locations
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can address the infrastructure requirements of remote offices and branch offices.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

StorMagic, Inc.

Lab Results: How This Virtual SAN Measures Up
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents test results for one cost-effective virtual storage solution designed for distributed enterprises.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

StorMagic, Inc.

Centralized vs. Decentralized Storage: What's Right for You?
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Advancements in cloud and data center consolidation have sparked a debate: is centralized or decentralized storage infrastructure better?
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

StorMagic, Inc.

Case Study: Leading U.S. Retail Chain Eliminates Downtime
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, find out how one of the world's largest retailers got rid of inefficient local SANs and turned instead to a virtual storage platform that eliminated downtime, cut costs and more
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

StorMagic, Inc.

Managing Storage on a Budget
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how one such company implemented software-defined storage and VMware, for better storage management on a budget.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015

Nexenta

SAN-Based Data Replication for Higher Availability and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses a software-based solution that performs SAN-based data replication at the host level, providing higher availability when systems are at the same location, and disaster protection and recovery when they're not.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Dec 2010

Vision Solutions

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.

Redefining the Economics of Storage
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: IDC highlights the priorities and challenges faced by IT managers looking for midrange and high-end open system storage solutions. This document also presents the new and innovative solutions Dell has come forth with to help solve those challenges.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Dell India

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.

Bridging Fibre Channel San and FCoE Networks with the Omniswitch 6900
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper reveals a data networking strategy that can converge Ethernet and FC networks together and offer compelling SAN and LAN design options.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Unified Storage Architecture Enabling Today’s Dynamic Data Center
sponsored by Arrow + NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the key elements of the NetApp unified storage architecture in detail, including multiprotocol support, single management interface, integrated data protection, support for multiple tiers of storage, QoS, and the ability to act as a front end for legacy storage systems.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Arrow + NetApp

Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover Gartner's report comparing vendor strengths and weaknesses in the general purpose disk array market.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Best Practices for Configuring Windows Server 2012 for iSCSI SAN
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out about best practices for configuring Windows Server 2012 to iSCI SAN, and the storage benefits such as:Diskless serversCentralized managementSimplified recoveryAnd more.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

The Pros and Cons of Two Competing Virtual SANs
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper compares two leading virtual SANs, clearly explaining the pros and cons of each one.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 17 Feb 2015

DataCore Software Corporation

The Pros and Cons of One SAN System
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper profiles one SAN in detail, describing every detail of its features and capabilities.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

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

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

Virtual SAN Hardware Quick Reference Guide
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides server configurations to be used as directional guidelines for use with VMware Virtual SAN.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

VMware

Nexenta Liberates Storage to Deliver a Better ROI
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn more about the administrative and performance benefits you can gain through SDS.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Nexenta

Dell Compellent's storage solution for Microsoft Exchange Server
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The ESRP – Storage program was developed by Microsoft Corporation to provide a common storage testing framework for vendors to provide information on its storage solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server software.This white paper looks at the results of testing perform on a storage center solution.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc.
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SAN DEFINITION (continued): …  simplifies and streamlines SAN management, minimizes storage and retrieval time, optimizes the use of storage resources, allows network components to be scaled individually, and eliminates the need for storage redundancy.The SAN programming consists of a client on each server that is written especially for the operating platform used by that server. To create or write to a file, the client makes a request to a common metadata server which controls traffic in the SAN. Once access is granted, a server can access the file without having to go through the metadata server, ensuring that most I/O … 
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