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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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Deconstructing unstructured data
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Use this expert paper to help deconstruct unstructured data. Learn why flexibility and value are the best answers for uncontrolled growth, and how to manage unstructured data through an optimized storage infrastructure.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc.

IBM FlashSystem Enterprise Solution with SAN Volume Controller
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits of flash storage and highlights a thoughtfully engineered, performance-centric, solution that combines high-speed flash arrays with SAN Volume Controller and Real-Time Compression to help users make the leap to the brave new world of fast data storage as a strategic business asset.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Snapshots Without Penalty - How Maxta Beats VSAN Snapshots
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the challenges of effectively leveraging snapshots in an increasingly virtual environment. It also highlights a potential solution to this issue that delivers a VM-level snapshot capable of delivering highly optimized metadata snapshots and clones on a per-VM basis.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

Maxta

Essential Elements of a Server SAN Solution for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of a simple approach to storage and gives a description of a solution that provides a server SAN solution for virtualized environments.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

Maxta

Enhance Performance and Availability for SQL Server Deployments with Dell, Fusion-io, and SIOS
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of choosing a SANLess cluster platform to handle the demands of mission critical SQL Server workloads.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

Kareo’s SaaS Performance Gets Healthy with Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper presents a case study in which a medical supply company was able to upgrade legacy SAN with a Tier 1 storage solution for high capacity, high throughput and low latency, creating a 80% performance gain and invigorating customer service.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 19 Jun 2014

Pure Storage

Highly efficient, scalable storage for managing unstructured data
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into an enterprise-class distributed file system that provides you with the tools necessary to manage multiple file workloads in an efficient and simple manner.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Building a Business Case for Decoupling Storage Performance from Capacity
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of flash hypervisor software for dealing with storage performance issues. It also highlights how this solution reduces storage disruptions and lowers costs.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData

Flash in the SAN – Panacea or Placebo?
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of deploying flash storage in the SAN. These benefits include lower storage costs, improved scalability and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData

Product Review: How Next-Gen Storage Arrays are Performing
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This product review provides a thorough appraisal of the new generation of storage arrays from Dell. Read on to find out how the new solution performs in relation to its predecessors.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

Dell, Inc.

Windows Azure IaaS: High Availability and Disaster Recovery with SIOS
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Understand the four different high availability and disaster recovery models for your SQL Server, the key features of each and how to implement them.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

SQL Server HA and DR: A Simple Strategy for Realizing Dramatic Cost Savings
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Read this exclusive white paper to find out how you can tackle SQL Server downtime without busting your disaster recovery protection and high availability budget.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

Implementing FlashSystem 840 with SAN Volume Controller
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide describes the benefits that are gained by integrating FlashSystem 840 storage into SAN Volume Controller environments. Aside from the contents of the technologies, this guide offers the business value, solution architecture, usage scenarios, and much more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

IBM

Clusters Your Way: 8 Ways to Make Clusters Easy to Use and Easy to Own
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative white paper to uncover 8 ways SIOS software can help you tackle your IT challenges in cloud, virtual or high-performance IT environments – and protect your SAP, SQL Server and Oracle databases.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

VSAN: Reimagining Storage in vSphere
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details a new solution from VMware that will help limit your spending on storage.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Do You Really Need A SAN-Based Cluster? Ten Essential Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Cluster Solution
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Businesses today are deploying applications in physical, virtual, and cloud environments, and as such, clusters based on storage SANs are no longer the go-to choice for application security. SAN-less clusters offer increased flexibility and cost savings without sacrificing performance -- but will they work for your IT environment?
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

Why IBM Flex System is the Best Blade Solution on the Market
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this informative white paper today to discover an introduction to an unmatched solution to your blade system needs. Read on to discover 5 essential areas that set this system apart from other blade offerings!
Posted: 16 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

IBM

Meet the growing storage demands of your data
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into an enterprise-class distributed file system that provides you with the tools necessary to manage multiple file workloads in an efficient and simple manner.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Achieving Five-9's Availability
sponsored by Dot Hill Systems Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the stringent quality and measurement procedures that ensure maximum uptime.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Jan 2012

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

Running Highly Available, High Performance Databases in a SAN-Free Environment
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an in-server solid-state solution that will provide you with 4 times the performance of traditional SAN at an 80% cost reduction.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1: SmartIO
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a storage solution that brings granular, online caching to applications architects, server admins, and database admins to move reads and writes inside the server.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1: Flexible Storage Sharing
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores a storage virtualization solution that combines shared and direct-attached storage together without the complexity, cost, or siloed appraoches to typical SAN management.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Storage Trends Report
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper gives the current trends and topics in the field of data storage and gives survey results from 158 customers highlighting which new technologies they're adopting.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Coho Data

The Value of Shared Cached in Enterprise Computing
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover the key design features of this I/O accelerating technology.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

QLogic Corporation

Creating SANLess Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances with SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition and Fusion-io
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Deploying a failover cluster instance (FCI) architecture for your SQL Server database requires expensive shared storage for data files and backups. This resource introduces an alternative to storage area networks (SANs) that provides the availability benefit of an FCI – without the high price tag.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SIOS Technology Corp
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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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