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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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Buyer's Guide for the Top 25 Storage Array Vendors
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: If you are considering an investment in a midrange unified storage array access this exclusive buyer's guide. Take a look now to gain deeper insight into the results, as well as get an introduction into key concepts that can accelerate your evaluation process and help you to develop a short list of models to investigate further.
Posted: 17 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2013

NetApp

EMC® Vplex™ Data Mobility and Migrations
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a solution for data mobility and can be used to create dynamic, distributed and highly available data centers.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

EMC & Arrow

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

Three Compelling Reasons for VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn 3 compelling reasons to consider VMware Virtual SAN. Storage is evolving, and everyone is looking for new ways to deliver more performance while cutting costs. Read on to learn how this approach gives you the flexibility to meet changing demands and handle data growth and storage complexity.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

VMware

The Evolution of Disaster Recovery with VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how Virtual SAN from VMware is well-suited for disaster recovery implementations because it lets enterprises improve storage operations in 5 main ways.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

VMware

Seven Reasons to Consider Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource explore how Virtual SAN takes a new approach to storage by applying the principles of the software-defined data center to storage in order to create a high-performance, cost-effective alternative to virtualized environments. Read on to learn 7 things that make this solution truly unique.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 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

Seven Things a Virtualization Administrator Should Know About Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains 7 things you need to know about Virtual SAN. You'll get a short list of "must-knows" the vSphere professional while learning the benefits of this approach including enhanced simplicity, high performance, reduced costs, and more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

VMware

Top 5 Things You Should Know About Unified Storage
sponsored by SwiftStack
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the 5 things you need to know about unified storage and find out how it allows you to reduce costs, simplify storage management, and more. Read on to get insight that will help to ensure the success of your unified storage deployment.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

SwiftStack

VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node options, classifying each pased on their capabilities when it comes to server and VDI workloads management.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Intel Corporation

Virtual SAN Hardware Quick Reference Guide
sponsored by Intel Corporation
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

Intel Corporation

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

Better Storage Management for Data Growth
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to find out how to meet the data challenge with software-defined storage. VMware Virtual SAN is a new storage technology that makes managing enterprise data easier. Get a closer look at its core features.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Intel Corporation

Data Center Storage Evolution - Executive Summary
sponsored by Siemon Company
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines these three important configurations and takes a close look at the connection technologies associated with them, including SAN over IP and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Nov 2014

Siemon Company

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC) Suite (data sheet)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to find out how a productivity center simplifies storage management and what else it offers,
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Vendor Report Card: 8 Virtual SAN Ready Nodes
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Explore this paper to learn about the two-step process that will help you choose the right Virtual SAN Ready Node for you environment, and discover 8 different Ready Nodes that are defined based on different levels of workload requirements for performance and capacity and each solution profile provides a different price/performance focus.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

Dell and VMware

How to Achieve Low-cost, High-performance Storage that's Manageable
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Dive deep into this technical paper to learn about a reference architecture that showcases VMware Horizon with View running on VMware Virtual SAN that's based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

Dell and VMware

Guide: VMware Virtual SAN Deployment Best Practices
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide that provides information to assist in the deployment of VMware virtual SAN, and get recommendations on supported configurations, best practices, and additional resources.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell and VMware

Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Benchmark Comparison
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this report, we'll present the results of a 3rd party benchmark test that looks into how a few of the most respected solutions out there fared across five very real-world test scenarios to determine who really is the King of Scale. Read the benchmark report to learn more.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

HGST Shared Storage Case Study
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a flash platform that connects servers for low-latency access to flash storage. This allows an RAC cluster to use SSDs inside database servers as a shared primary storage, a unique capability.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

HGST

A Simple Way to Connect and Manage Computing in the Data Center
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can provide an exceptionally easy, intelligent, and efficient way to connect and manage computing in the data center.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

CISCO & INTEL®

How to Effectively Leverage Snapshots in Today's Increasingly Virtual World
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

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.
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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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